I have yet no specs but a Leica source just told me the camera will be announced tomorrow. It will be interesting to see what kind of sensor the new camera will use. I once heard Sony made a monochrome FF sensor. Maybe the new Leica will use it?


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  • April 29, 2015 17:50, Professor Pilsk said:

    Since the old Leica M Monochrom used the same CCD sensor as M9, but without the Bayer array, then the new version probably uses the CMOS sensor from M (Typ 240), again without the Bayer array.

  • April 29, 2015 15:51, never Cat said:

    [I once heard Sony made a monochrome FF sensor.]
    All sensors are monochrome, the bayer array makes it a "color" sensor.
    Ok the Foveon sensors are real color sensors... :)

We have that from a reliable source: The new Leica Monochrome camera will be announced next week!


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  • April 28, 2015 01:32, arthur plumpton said:

    Why Leica doesn't use a Sony 36MP sensor is beyond me. In non Bayer mode it would be a great basis for a new Monochrom or color M camera. They spend much time and effort to squeeze perfection out of a 50mm aspherical Summicron but fall short in th...

  • April 24, 2015 05:47, rjbell said:

    I'll wait for the Samsung mono

  • April 24, 2015 02:19, James Donahue said:

    I had the chance to try out a Leica M9 and to be honest I can't see what the fuss is abt these cameras. I Stick with my Fuji X100T

Digicameinfo spotted the name of a new Leica Monochrome camera registered by the Korean RRA agency.

We have yet no info about the possible specs of the camera! All I got is that there may be a new Leica announcement in mid-end May!


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  • April 22, 2015 09:16, ronin said:

    The Leica Monochrom is not mirrorless, nor are any of the M series. Mirrors are used for the coupled coincident rangefinder focusing. Although not reflex cameras, mirrors are used for focusing as much as they are in reflex cameras.

Leica announced the limited edition Black Chrome 35mm and 50mm lenses. Leica will produce only a limited batch of 500 pieces for each lens. Shipment scheduled for April.

P.S: I know, not an exciting news for normal average mirrorless users :)


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  • March 24, 2015 05:53, Brian Poole said:

    Or "cordless phone"? or even "wireless mouse"?

  • March 21, 2015 12:21, OttoVonSchiek said:

    Works for fat free food :D

  • March 20, 2015 06:39, J-Man said:

    "The term "mirrorless" is a marketing disaster. Why would you refer to something by what it doesn't have?"
    Ever hear of the "Horseless Carriage"?
    I always preferred EVIL, CSC is ok too.

The Taiwan agency NCC registered a new and yet unanounced Leica Q Type 116 camera. There is yet no other info about the specs of the camera.

via Digicameinfo.


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  • March 03, 2015 11:28, ronin said:

    But they make rangefinders, which certainly have mirrors. And they make compact point and shoot, which are not mirrorless.

  • March 02, 2015 23:57, gummyrabbit said:

    Aside from the Leica S medium format cameras, they don't make any other SLR cameras.

  • March 02, 2015 19:52, ronin said:

    But we know it is a mirrorless?

SonyAlpharumors reports about a new entry level (A5?) Full frame camera that could cost 799 Euro only. It's not science fiction. There is also a Sony patent (image on top) showing the cam.

Leicarumors reports about a new Full Frame Monocrhome camera with 24MP CMOS sensor coming in February


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  • January 09, 2015 00:01, Mike F said:

    I can understand Sony wanting to make their FF bodies available to more people considering some may have been excluded with the A7 price tag. However, will an extensive library of excellent quality and affordable FF lenses be made available? The c...

  • January 08, 2015 10:41, Mk.82 said:

    No need at all.

    Take example a Olympus PEN E-PM2 and those are perfect by body size for small size. Then get a Olympus VF-4 viewfinder and the camera turns even better than most DSLR cameras because you gain a height to viewfinder so your no...

  • January 08, 2015 08:28, JLo said:

    FF Sony would be great if it was like a6000 shape but scaled up. Must have viewfinder built in and flash and hot shoe to be No 1.

The Leica D-Lux LX100 clone

Panasonic and Leica announced the extension of their partnership within the digital camera market:

Panasonic Corporation and Leica Camera AG today announced they have extended their partnership agreement and agreed to expand and strengthen their technological cooperation in the digital camera field.

The agreement includes the extension of license agreement for use of Leica's trademark on Panasonic's digital camera products as well as expansion and strengthening of technological cooperation between the two companies. Based on this agreement, Panasonic will be able to commercialize digital camera products with Leica lenses over the next five years, from October 2014 to September 2019 while Leica will be able through the expansion and strengthening of technological cooperation to utilize Panasonic's digital technology in its own product development. The agreement will allow both companies to boost product competitiveness by combining Leica's optical technology and Panasonic's digital technology. The companies had signed a cooperative agreement for digital audiovisual equipment lenses in August 2000 and agreed to cooperate in the digital camera sector in July 2001. Since then, the companies have built up a cooperative relationship in optical technology and quality control, and brought high-performance and high-quality digital cameras to the market by fusing Leica's superior optical technology with Panasonic's digital technologies such as image processing. The technological cooperation newly agreed upon in this agreement will reinforce the partnership between the two companies, enabling them to accelerate the development of excellent digital camera products with enhanced appeal to the global camera market. Yoshiyuki Miyabe, President of AVC Networks Company, an internal company of Panasonic, stated: "It is a great honor to be able to strengthen our bonds with Leica as a strategic partner. Panasonic will continue to incorporate Leica's century-worth of optical technologies and camera traditions into the DNA of Panasonic's digital cameras to further expand our business." Alfred Schopf, Chief Executive Officer of Leica Camera, said: "The signing of this agreement is significant for Leica as we seek further growth in the digital imaging sector. Strengthening our cooperative relationship with Panasonic is essential to Leica's continued growth."

Source Panasonic Japan. Found via Dicahub.