World record price for rare camera

An Asian collector has splashed out more than 1.3 million Euros for a rare Leica in an auction in Vienna, making it the most expensive camera in the world.Organisers of the auction, held at Vienna’s Westlicht gallery ( on Saturday, said the Leica no. 7 from 1932 was sold for 1.32 million Euros. They said an anonymous collector of cameras from Asia placed the highest offer via telephone.The Leica is the seventh model of a 25-part test series of cameras produced two years before they were officially released on the market. Organisers hoped the cam – described as the Rolls-Royce among cameras – might go for around 400,000 Euros.A turnover of 4.4 million Euros makes the Westlicht event the most successful auction of cameras of all times.The Westlicht gallery regularly hosts varied photo exhibits. It raked in 732,000 Euros when it sold a Daguerréotype Giroux type camera – the world’s first commercially produced camera in the world – in an auction last year.