In a market increasingly filled with gizmo-laden, tweet-ready digicams, Leica's trademark remains analog – it makes some of the world's best lenses. The leather-covered aluminum 16.5-megapixel Leica X Vario's highlight is its 18mm–46mm ASPH zoom lens, which supplies peerless color reproduction and tack-sharp macro shots that best those from bigger DSLRs. [$2,850; leica-camera.com]
The 2014 Adventure Issue
From Iceland's Highway 1 to Utah's Canyonlands, an epic itinerary for modern explorers.
Plus: Building a Bigger Action Hero
ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
The Interpreters We Left Behind
The Rise of Cyclocross
Sign up to receive the Men’s Journal newsletter and special offers from MJ and its marketing partners.