Leica Camera AG is set to launch a limited edition ‘Titanium’ version of its 10.1-million-pixel D-Lux 4.

‘This special version of the Leica D-Lux 4 Titanium is limited to only 10,000 cameras worldwide,’ said a spokesman.

‘From January the camera will be available in a set together with a premium, titanium-coloured leather case.’

A price has not yet been released.

The original version of the compact camera was announced in September when it was billed as the ‘son of M8’, Leica’s digital rangefinder model.