Leica has this week announced the availability to preorder the new Leica Typ 262 Red Camera, priced at $6,995. The red anodised Leica camera will soon start shipping out to consumers although no specific dates have been announced as yet although the Leica M (Typ 262) Red Anodised Finish model will limited to 100 pieces worldwide. The quoted price is for the Leica M Typ 262 Red body only so you will need to supply your own lens. The new addition to the Leica range of compact cameras has been designed to match the limited edition APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH red anodized finish lens launched last December.
The Leica M (Typ 262) Red Anodized Finish features a top plate and base plate machined from solid aluminium and anodised in red. The serial numbers for these limited edition cameras are engraved on the hot shoe and will range from 5235001 through 5235100.
Leica explains more about the latest addition to their range of cameras :
The technical specifications of the special edition camera are identical to those of the serial production model of the Leica M (Typ 262). With its concentration on the functions essential for photography and an intuitive handling concept, it is the perfect camera for experiencing the pure fascination of Leica M-Photography. The Leica M (Typ 262) embodies all the essential advantages of the Leica rangefinder system, while consciously declining to explore the limits of the technically possible. Its full-frame CMOS sensor is conceived exclusively for rangefinder photography and intentionally does without additional features such as Live View and video recording capability.
Its 24-megapixel resolution ensures exceptional imaging quality and extreme sensitivity to light, which also makes the Leica M (Typ 262) a perfect camera for photography in available light situations. At the same time, the camera’s Maestro processor guarantees fast processing of captured images and immediate readiness to shoot.
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