Leica O-seriesA Leica O-Series camera – which became the ?most expensive camera ever? when it sold for more than a million pounds on Saturday – is destined for the Far East.

The rare camera fetched ?1.32 million (£1.15m) at the Westlicht sale – four times the amount it raised at the same Vienna auction house less than four years ago.

Described as in ?excellent and fully working condition?, the seventh in Leica?s O-Series line-up was made in 1923 to test the market for 35mm stills cameras.

It preceded the launch of the mass-produced 35mm Leica camera, the Leica 1, in 1925.

A Westlicht spokesman told Amateur Photographer that the camera was bought by a ?private collector in the Far East? but he was not in a position to reveal more.