Get Your Hands on a Limited Edition Leica x Red Bull Illume Camera

Get Your Hands on a Limited Edition Leica x Red Bull Illume Camera


Red Bull and Leica have teamed up to create a camera in honor of the Red Bull Illume photography competition. As the premiere action sports photography competition, Red Bull Illume showcases the best in photos from freeskiing and snowboarding, to cliff diving, skateboarding, surfing and more. (Get a preview of the top 50 images on tour now.)

We hit up the friendly folks at Red Bull to give you a closer look at this limited edition collaboration:

Leica took its matte black D-Lux 5 compact camera and engraved it with the silver Red Bull Illume logo. Nice. And this ain't the type of compact camera that grandma totes around at family reunions; no, this baby is packed with so many creative features it could take years before you learn the ins and outs.

The D-Lux 5 sports a Leica Summicron zoom lens, with focal lengths from 24 to 90 mm (35 mm equivalent). With an assortment of manual settings and a wide range of accessory options, this bad boy will bring out your inner Ansel Adams. Take all that, throw in a 720p HD video option, and you're laughing.


Only 250 cameras were made, so if you're looking to get your hands on one you'd better act fast. Priced at 699.95 € (including tax) the Leica D-Lux camera isn't cheap; that's roughly 1,000 USD.

The good news? Red Bull gave us permission to hook you up with a 15% discount, bringing your grand total down to a reasonable 495 € (tax not included), roughly 700 USD.

To order the camera with the special discount, email [email protected] and simply mention you are a FREESKIER Magazine reader; they'll contact you within 24 hours and deal with you directly. Check out more on the Collab Website.

Leica D-Lux 5 Specs:

  • Super-fast f/2–3.3 24–90 mm (35 mm equivalent) Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens is perfect for on-the-spot photography
  • The new image processor makes it possible to work with ISO settings of up to 6400.
  • Manual controls for subject distance, aperture and shutter speed allow high level control
  • The possibility to shoot in RAW offers maximum flexibility for postproduction
  • Delivered with a free copy of Adobe Lightroom 3, a cutting edge Raw conversion software
  • 1/1.63”- CCD image sensor guaranteeing high quality images
  • Generously dimensioned 3” LCD-monitor with a resolution of 460,000 pixels
  • 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 formats as well as 1:1 in both capture and review mode
  • Superb design in matt black featuring silver engraving of the Red Bull Illume accents

Leica D-Lux 5 Video:

Don't Forget:

From June 3 – 12 the Red Bull Illume exhibition comes to the Performing Arts Complex in Denver. You don't want to miss this one of a kind event. For more details on the exhibition click here.

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