The Future of the Leica M (Cometh) | La Vida Leica!

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Exclusive La Vida Leica news! So, earlier in the week we dropped a little tidbit about the Leica Q (Type 116) coming in June. What about the Leica M, you ask? Many people have been thinking that there must be a megapixel monster lurking in the wings – to be introduced at Photokina 2016. Well, we have both good news and bad news – and in both cases, people are going to be talking about this for some time to come. Many will even say we’re insane. But regular readers of La Vida Leica know that we’ve had many exclusive scoops in the past… The (new) Leica M Monochrom, M-E, M-A, T and X Vario to name a few. Granted, some details are still a bit vague – nature of the business – but you heard it here first! First, the good news. You won’t need to wait until Photokina 2016… A new M camera is coming by the end of this year! You might be wondering why this isn’t coming out at Photokina 2016. Three guesses here; one is that it might be more of a „special edition“ sort of camera like the Leica M60, especially if it lacks an LCD (more on this below). Second, we understand that Leica has been working on a „high megapixel camera“ but it might not be ready for primetime (again, more on this below). There’s also the fact that the Leica M-P came out in September, and we all know what that means… Finally, our source was clear – this camera was coming by the end of the year……

Source: lavidaleica.com
 


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