Leicau2019s legendary M3 camera has been voted the top gadget of all time by the gadget experts at ebay.co.uk and Stuff magazine.
Leica?s legendary M3 camera has been voted the top gadget of all time by the gadget experts at ebay.co.uk and Stuff magazine.
The Leica M3 was the first M series rangefinder camera to be launched by Leica in 1954. With the first quick-exchange bayonet lens mount, the camera was quickly adopted as the hero of reportage photography.
The award reinforces the Leica M series? lasting appeal ? an appeal that has continued into the digital age with the recent launch of the Leica M8, the first digital camera to use the Leica viewfinder system. The Leica M8 has all the key characteristics of the analogue Leica M camera and almost all Leica M system lenses made since 1954 are suitable for digital photography.
Speaking about the accolade, David Bell, Managing director of Leica Camera Ltd said, ?Leica is very proud that the original Leica M3, the oldest gadget in the running, beat more modern day gadget wonders such as the Apple iPod, Sony Walkman and the Game Boy ? a true testament to Leica?s longevity and iconic status.?
Stuff Magazine and ebay.co.uk?s top ten gadgets of all time:
- Leica M3
- Apple iPod 3G
- The original Sony Walkman
- The Sony AIBO
- Original Game Boy
- Nintendo Entertainment System
- Sinclair ZX Spectrum
- Psion Series 3
- Creative DAP Jukebox
- Motorola STARTAC