The Leica X3

Well it’s a concept. An awesome one. By Vincent Säll, a young industrial designer who’s always asking the question, “What if?”. What if Leica combined the features of a smartphone and it’s own high quality cameras with new technology and innovative design? So he created the Leica X3 — again, a concept just to enjoy for the beauty of its pure aesthetics and idea behind it.

Säll has nothing to do with Leica. But what if… “Every day people around the world take millions of pictures”, says Säll. “The modern culture of sharing photos with your friends and loved ones has never been bigger. This project is about filling the gap between big cameras with great image quality and smartphone cameras with limited quality/control.

Et voilà a camera just the size of a lens that instantly transfers images. Maybe not the best ergonomics, but a camera the size of a lens… what if? The Leica concept is not the only stunning work by Säll. Check out his website for the neat Leica inductive charger and more conceptual design studies.

A smartphone, camera, design and innovation combined -- the Leica X3 concept by Vincent Säll.
A smartphone, camera, design and innovation combined — the Leica X3 concept by Vincent Säll. | www.vincentsall.com

The Leica X3 concept by Vincent Säll, minimalism at its perfection. | www.vincentsall.com
The Leica X3 concept by Vincent Säll, minimalism at its perfection. | www.vincentsall.com

What if... Leica already listens. | www.vincentsall.com
What if… Leica already listens. | www.vincentsall.com



  • Solar

    That is wonderful concept. The camera you have with you is the one you will use. Technology is increasing in leaps and bounds. Oe wonders what will be available in a decade from now.

  • Steiner

    Leica traditional design is one of the appeals. This design detracts so far from what leica owners are looking for is be surprised if it would ever sell.

  • Lee

    This design is absolutely brilliant , stunning looking, I’d buy it tomorrow . Listen up Leica and employ this designer today

  • Bob Prangnell

    More Apple than Leica

  • Oldtree

    It is not going to work. Where to put in image sensor?

  • iCeQubeTomato

    Lol the size of the prisms for the viewfinder are simply too big for this ‘thing’. Why do you think mirrored camera doesn’t have a real viewfinder? Concept I know but at least use a screen to be more realistic.

  • Looks fragile.