Leica x Audi = The T Camera

To celebrate its 100th birthday, Leica just launched a new camera system, the T. Designed with help from Audi and carved by a machine from a solid block of aluminum, the T once again shows us exactly why Leica has the reputation it does for design. As a Leica, there's no denying it's luxury pedigree, but this model will sit below the M and S models as a mid-range offering in their lineup.

The T is powered by a 16-megapixel Sony APS-C sensor, and features WiFi and mobile support so you can use your phone as a self-timer, and a live-view monitor, in case you don't want to use the 3.7-inch touchscreen. And while megapixel counts don't exactly tell the whole story about how good the photos will be, Leica has one of the best track records for producing stunning images, so it's a safe bet that the T will be impressive.

As for lenses, the T will have its own lens system and two lenses to choose from at $1,750 each, but you can still use M-system glass with an adapter that will run for $395. Sadly, the T is only available in a body-only offering.

Ethan Wolff-Mann is the Gear editor of Supercompressor. He has a ancient damaged Leica III somewhere. Follow him on Twitter @ewolffmann.