- Leica 0-series No.122, WestLicht Photographica
- 2,130,000 UK pound(s) sterling
- Austria (Vienna)
The most expensive camera sold at auction is a prototype Leica 35mm film camera, which was sold to a private collector from Asia for €2.40 million (£2.13 million; $2.95 million), at the WestLicht Photographica auction in Vienna, Austria, on 10 March 2018. The early model, known as the Leica 0-series No.122, was one of just 25 produced for testing in 1923 – two years before the first Leica camera went on sale to the public. The starting price was €400,000 (£356,000; $492,000).
The previous record holder was another Leica 0-series No.122 camera, which sold at the same auction house on 12 May 2012 for €2.16 million (£1.73 million; $2.8 million).