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Leica officially announced the Leica MP 24 Megapixel camera. Full details can be read here: http://us.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-M/Leica-M-P

You can now preorder the camera at BHphoto (Click here). But wanring...it's not cheap :)

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  • August 25, 2014 11:19, MHH said:

    This should have been linked to the comment below - Apologies. The decisive moment referred to CB and the way he used film Leicas to capture the exact image. And from experience with an M3 1 frame per second was top without the winder, you used de...

  • August 24, 2014 19:58, Luca Vascon said:

    I had an m6, it will be my last leica. Never again. Now that leica is a fashion accessory everything is more clear. Fuji made what a modern leica should be, as well as konica made those 2jewels, Hexar AF and Hexar RF. If you want to access sd o...

  • August 21, 2014 21:53, Bhima Jenkins said:

    Funny how one of Leica's taglines for this camera is: "Always there to capture the decisive moment" even though the camera only shoots at 3fps and is manual focus only.

ePostel listed a new Leica camera. Usually when you find it in their database it means the camera will be announced within one month!

via Digicameinfo.

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  • July 01, 2014 06:59, isocain said:

    Yes and No - V-Lux is a designation that Leica have been using for some time on their compact and super zoom models (so 'V'ariable zoom). So it will either be a re-badge of the panasonic FZ1000 or FZ40. Considering the Leica (type 112) is the Pana...

  • July 01, 2014 06:50, bousozoku said:

    The V related to Vario--their zoom designation for lenses?

  • June 30, 2014 08:22, Dummy00001 said:

    More likely FZ1000.

    From my limited knowledge, the LX series in Leica terms are the D-LUX. The V-LUX are the compact/bridge cameras, like FZ series.

The likely less popular of all M cameras will get a replacement soon according to LeicaRumors sources:

The new camera will be called M-S or M-E2 and will have the same 18MP CCD sensor with updated LCD screen and new battery (probably from the M 240).

For those of you that don't know it the Leica M-E is the "cheapest" M camera form Leica. Costs $5450 only (here at BHphoto). A real bargain :)

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  • June 23, 2014 18:04, Wing Yip said:

    Hey, for those looking to not over spend (if buying into anything Leica can ever not be consider overspending in any degree) on a Leica digital rangefinder camera, the M-E, or rather a new updated version, is a great option.

    Although I perso...

In an interview released at Amateur Photographer Leica didn't rule out the possibility to launch a Full Frame Leica T version sometimes in the future.

To be realistic I don't think this will happen any time soon. Leica still has to consolidate the Leica T lens range and focus on the marketing of the camera. But with more and mroe mirrorless FF cameras coming from 2015 towards Leica may be "forced" to launch a FF Leica-T version too!

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  • May 28, 2014 14:14, Douglas Gottlieb said:

    It would be interesting to see which full frame Leica would dominate: manual focus rangefinder or autofocus touch screen. But I suspect that the outcome would make me sad

  • May 27, 2014 19:18, Dmitry Anisimov said:

    at least lens design is little easier for Leica - they can simply add AF to already existing lenses

Leica announced a Silver version of their M Monochrome camera. It will ship in very limited numbers from late May already.

With the market launch of the Leica M Monochrom around two years ago, Leica set a ground-breaking milestone in the field of black-and-white digital photography. The M Monochrom is known as the ideal tool for photographers who appreciate black-and-white photography as an expressive medium. In genres from reportage photography and available-light shooting to discreet, artistically aesthetic compositions, the camera adapts flexibly to every need and delivers convincingly exceptional imaging results in every situation.

 

via Leicarumors.

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  • May 26, 2014 08:23, tecnoworld said:

    I own three samsung nx cameras (nx100,200 and 300). I'd love a rangefinder alike model from them.

  • May 26, 2014 08:21, tecnoworld said:

    And you are here to troll me, so you're obsessed by me? :)

  • May 25, 2014 09:45, Andre Stuart-John said:

    waaaaaay @tecnoworld even comes on a Leica article to troll samsung #obsessed

How would a product announcement be without any marketing work? Well, that's exactly what happened today at Leica. They shared this pic of a new Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.4 lens during a "normal" visit of the LeicaCameraForum members in Wetzlar (Leica's headquarter in Germany).

No specs, no price and no shipping date info have been released other than that picture. It's will certainly be a great (and exepensive) masterpiece!

The nice guys from TheCameraStoreTV tested the new Leica T camera and they really liked it! The only real downside of the camera is it's price. But you really get a unique camera for the money. And that's more or less what all other Leica T reviewers do say:

Photoreview writes: "What we can say is that Leica has taken a welcome move into the CSC category and produced equipment that looks smart, performs competently and is likely to please those who yearn to experience Leica's renowned craftsmanship and style."

ePhotozine writes: "If you are in the market for a unique camera, and have the budget to spend, then the Leica T Typ 701 is certainly capable of producing good results, however we'd be tempted to wait for additional lenses to be released before committing to the system, particularly when there is a much larger range of lenses available for alternative systems."

 

Price and preorders: Silver Leica T at Bhphoto or Adorama. Black Leica T at Bhphoto or Adorama.

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  • May 14, 2014 01:12, madmax said:

    A quality hand-polished body camera with image quality not better than competition. Well, if I were to shoot this camera for thirty years, maybe I´d buy it if it had an articulated screen, but this is the digital age and regrettably a camera goes ...