Leica's little black number has instant appeal

With most Leicas costing thousands, the Sofort instant film camera is definitely the cheapest way of getting yourself a Leica camera. Its instax print analogue camera was first launched in 2016 in a pale green 'mint' finish – but is now can be found in a number of different color schemes. 

Now the Leica Sofort is being made available in black – and will be shown off at Photokina 2018 - but with the letters SOFORT written in large white type diagonally across the body.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.