Yuneec and Leica Camera AG have entered into a strategic partnership.
The first result of this collaboration was presented in the form of the Typhoon H3 with ION L1 Pro camera.
It is a drone equipped with a high-end 1″ sensor camera that was specially developed for sophisticated aerial photography and, thanks to Leica photo-engineering technology, also meets the highest standards of quality.
Both the software and the hardware of the ION L1 Pro camera were developed in collaboration with Leica engineers.
Matthias Harsch, CEO at Leica, commented: “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.”
Yuneec International’s founder and chairwoman, Wenyan Jiang, said: “The Typhoon H3 with ION L1 Pro camera merges art and technology, craft and modernity in a unique manner and, in doing so, takes our aerial photography to dizzy new heights. This symbiosis makes it possible to take unique aerial photographs from unlimited angles that are so breathtaking, they not only reflect the creativity of each and every photographer and filmmaker, but also constantly push them to achieve more.”
Adding: “In the partnership between Yuneec and Leica, the focus is on the photographer and their artistic vision. This manifests itself in our first jointly developed product, which will soon be released as a perfectly matched tool that meets the highest quality standards.”