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Leica, Photokina 2012, New Products

Postby Bob Andersson » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:24 pm

Hi folks,

Before the event the Leica website had this teaser in place: :P

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Probably they mean this:

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Yikes. :shock:

The new "S" is a lot prettier though:

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Then there's the M-E (almost identical to the old M9 but a bit cheaper)

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The M9 is replaced by the "M" (no number). You can read more about it here but the big news is a switch to a new CMOS 24 MP Sensor, live view for additional focusing methods – 10x zoom and focus peaking, an optional 1.4 megapixel EVF and 1080p Full HD video capability. Oh, and it won't be available until next year and it may cost €6,200:

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All in all a great new line up, perhaps excepting the multicolour X2 Special Edition, although the previously "sort of" promised CSC is notably absent. But the "M" fulfils a lot of that functionality except AF, but there is live view with focus peaking, so maybe Leica is better off without a CSC and the extra burden that such a camera would imply in terms of new lens development. Well done, Leica! 8)

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Re: Leica, Photokina 2012, New Products

Postby pierovera » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:43 pm

Interesting.... I like them, thanks for sharing Bob! :D
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Re: Leica, Photokina 2012, New Products

Postby AnderssonPhoto » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:09 am

wow the new Leica M is groundbreaking stuff from Leica :D Im excited!

Leica M-E just a little cheaper, but still expensive! (€4800), I hope that will drop the price of the current M9! :D
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Re: Leica, Photokina 2012, New Products

Postby dubaiphil » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:10 am

Mmmmm

The new M in silver looks heavenly! A new (ish) spec screen at last too!
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Re: Leica, Photokina 2012, New Products

Postby Bob Andersson » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:09 am

Hi folks,

I've created an official thread for the Leica M if you'd like to discuss the camera in more detail. 8)

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