Leica, Yuneec Form Strategic Partnership

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Leica Camera AG and Yuneec have announced a new strategic technology partnership.

As a first step in their collaboration, the companies jointly developed the ION L1 Pro Camera, which will be marketed with the Typhoon H3 Multicopter drone from Yuneec.

Leica Camera provided support in the specification and development of hardware components and the image processing software.

“Within the framework of the strategic partnership with Yuneec, Leica can concentrate on the most important thing – its core competence in optics and digital imaging – and, at the same time, position itself in a highly innovative and attractive business sector. This commitment will enable photographers all over the world to experience Leica photography from completely new perspectives,” says Matthias Harsch, CEO of Leica Camera AG.

The optical system of the ION L1 Pro Camera is specially adapted for the needs of photography from multicopter platforms.

The Typhoon H3 Multicopter with the ION L1 Pro Camera will be on sale from the end of October at a price of $2,199.

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