Leica launched the X-U earlier this year, offering a new take on the traditional ‘tough’ camera.

The Leica X-U offers professional specifications such as full manual control, raw format shooting (in DNG format) and Full HD video recording, yet it also is waterproof down to 15 metres, shockproof from heights of 1.22 metres and dustproof, shatterproof and so on.

What’s more, it offers a large APS-C sensor and a bright, fixed 23mm f/1.7 lens.

We’re in the process of testing the Leica X-U, and thought we’d share some of our first shots. We wanted to shoot some Leica X-U sample photos in real world situations, and have been quite pleased so far with the results…