In the market to impress beyond the standard, ho-hum digital camera this holiday season? Perhaps -- if you've got 12,000 bones to spare -- you can pick up the Leica M7 Hermès Edition rangefinder camera. Perhaps, for us. Pretty please.
While technically identical to the standard set (which, it's safe to say, is anything but "standard"), the Hermès edition comes dressed in the iconic atelier's sumptuous calfskin, in either signature orange or étoupe, wrapped around the camera's body and strap. Only 100 of each color will be made, and each will be engraved with a special serial number. The silver chrome beauty was impeccably adorned by a toned-down version of the Leica logo (to match the leatha) and specially manufactured lens hood, and comes with a silver anodised Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. wide-angle lens.
With a price tag of 8500 EU (yup, that's $12K) you've got to be on the top of Santa's good list for this one.