At Photokina 2012 currently on in Cologne Germany until September 23rd 2012, Leica has unveiled a new flagship camera to its range in the form of the Leica M rangefinder.
The Leica M is fitted with a 24 megapixel sensor Max CMOS chip, with live view that enables 10x magnification, HD video and an optional EVF. The Leica M is also compatible with Leica R lenses, using a newly designed adapter that gives access to 20 dedicated lens profiles.
On the rear the Leica M is equipped with a 3 inch display protected by Gorilla Glass, together with a traditional viewfinder id preferred.Leica explained at Photokina 2012:
“Thanks to the Live View function, photographers now have access to entirely new opportunities that, in combination with the outstanding performance of Leica M and R lenses, go far beyond the classic capabilities of rangefinder photography”
The new Leica M rangefinder will go on sale early next year and will be available in black paint or silver chrome finishes, for around £5,100.
Source: Amateur Photographer
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