When it comes to making high-end cameras, Lecia is no ordinary company and for this very reason people want to get one for themselves once in their lifetime. However when a 1923 Lecia camera is up for auction you can very well bet on the fact that it is going to sell for big money and only a handful can afford to own it. In a mind-boggling auction one of the 31 o-Series Lecia cameras (only 12 still exist at present time) that the company ever created was sold for 2.16 million euros ($2.8 million) at an auction, making it a record in itself. The o-series cameras were originally made in 1923 as early prototype for the durable and compact Lecia A, but Lecia never really pushed them into full blown production because of the development of better camera models in the same era.
The camera was sold to an anonymous buyer as the bidding took place at the Galerie Westlicht in Vienna, Austria. The initial bid was placed at still hefty 300,000 Euros and as the bid amount increased it was finally hammered off at 2.16 million euros. The previous record for sale of the most expensive camera was stacked at 1.32m euros ($1.7m) and now this Lecia o-Series camera has driven the stakes much higher if any other camera looks to get a price tag more than this one.
On a funny note if you compare the price of this camera against the megapixels of the camera, you definitely would be startled by what it costs!