This Is The World's Most Expensive Camera

You're looking at a prototype Leica 35mm film camera, known as the 0-series. It was one of just 25 produced in 1923 for testing, and only 12 of them are known to have survived to this day. That's why it's just set a record, becoming the world's most expensive camera.

It was sold at the WestLicht Photographica auction in Vienna, Austria, eventually fetching an eye-watering €2.16 million. That's about $2.8 million. Bidding started at a relatively respectable $390,000, but in the course of four minutes offers reached $2.3 million. The final price is higher because it includes a rather sizeable buyer's premium. In fact, you can watch the auction take place in the video below.

The world's previous most expensive camera was also a 0-series Leica, but it sold for a paltry $US1.7 million. [BBC]

Image: Altertuem Liches


Comments

    So lets see the pictures from this dollar hungry piece of history .....
    My old camera's work but I don't have the money for film :(

    I say horse-sh!t. The Hubble or the James Webb telescopes would classify as an expensive camera. After all, it is a camera with a mirror 'lens'. This auction is just some first world pretentious shenanigans.

    I'd buy it if they had it in white.

    Eye-watering indeed... I'd love to see the faces of everyone who has been complaining that the M Monochrom is too expensive...

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