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Leicarumors posted the first real world Leica T picture! And those should be the camera specs:

- APS-C sensor (likely 16 MP)

- Without rangefinder and without built-in EVF (uses optional EVF)

- interchangeable mount for T lenses.

- touchsreen, Wifi

- $3000 for camera + kit lens

Sounds expensive!

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  • April 07, 2014 17:23, Dmitry Anisimov said:

    M mount doesn't have AF, hence a new mount.

  • April 07, 2014 14:58, amalric said:

    Well keep in mind that this is the first incarnation. In fact I preferred the Vario shape, but it's not very far. In fact you are right that the Fujjis look more professional, but in the Leicas built and handling is all. My dream is that they real...

  • April 07, 2014 13:56, Douglas Gottlieb said:

    No integrated viewfinder. No native M mount. No stealth, thanks to the shiny silver skin and big red dot on the front that screams "steal me." No thanks. Why create a new mount? That feels like marketing centric design, not a user centric approach...

Digicameinfo spotted a link to the korean agency who just registered the new "Leica X" camera! There is no info about specs but at least now we know the name of the camera!

Note: The Korean Agency registers all devices with Wifi. They need to be approved by the Korean Authority to be sold in Korean Stores.

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  • April 01, 2014 11:25, madmax said:

    You are right. Too much "X" indeed. I much doubt Leica want to make an extraordinary camera now, but something like X Vario in mirrorless version. Not enough to make that "X" to shine.

  • April 01, 2014 08:08, Mistral75 said:

    Rather the successor to Leica X2, announced on May 10th, 2012.

  • April 01, 2014 07:59, Professor Pilsk said:

    Leica already have the fixed-lens X1, X2 and X Vario. This is obviously an ILC version of that series, hence the name.

LavidaLeica got an invitation for the Leica event in Berlin. A bit strange they also claim to know the specs. If the specs are correct leica may not invite them in future again :)

Anyway they say that:

Camera has a 16MP APS-C sensor
Will cost $3k USD for body only
And $4k+ USD with lens…

Sounds too epxensive for what you get. But again, it's a Leica :)

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  • April 03, 2014 14:19, Scan Banan said:

    Oh, please God, make them stop.
    APS-C is ok, but Leica optics is far beyond OK so please stop the mudwrestling.
    Let me guess, it has a Chinese lens, Wifi, beer opener and a selfie lens?

  • March 28, 2014 12:15, tim said:

    I will need this :-)

    Unless there is no EVF/OVF ... then I will need soMething else ;-)

  • March 28, 2014 11:08, LOL said:

    LOL
    Who will need this?

Image courtesy: Leica Camera Forum

The site Leica Camera Forum (Click here) posted the invitation they got from Leica. The original Leica text is in German but they kindly provided us with an english translation:

Nothing compares to and is more inspiring than the first touch.
We invite you to experience the haptic fascination of German engineering. Join us and celebrate with us the latest Leica innovation!

Sounds like something big has to come!

This won't happen: A Leica branded Panasonic MFT camera :)

The.me confirmed to us that the new Leica system camera will have an APS-C sensor. The camera will be made by Panasonic and Leica will stick their logo on it :)

I can add via my sources that price will be in between $1,500 and $2,000!

 

 

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  • March 12, 2014 09:19, Mike said:

    Indeed. I'm quite sure Olympus will be getting it's own A7/R-style camera out of the deal with Sony at some point in the future. Fuji also has a full frame X camera in the works.

    Panasonic might be betting on a second horse with APS-C becaus...

  • March 12, 2014 09:07, Mike said:

    We were all wishing for a GX7 with red dot. But instead, it will be a Vario X with interchangeable lens.

    Your comment that full frame makes no sense in small bodies is moot. Roughly equivalent lenses will always be roughly the same size rega...

  • March 12, 2014 05:52, bousozoku said:

    Unless you have to use Panasonic lenses.

Steve Huff posted these very likely FAKE(!) images of the Leica T APS-C mirrorless system camera. As you know the new Leica system will be launched in April and the camera and zooms are actually made by Panasonic. Only the prime lenses will be made in Germany by  Leica itself.

We will see in April how fake these images were ;)

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  • March 02, 2014 17:54, Ingolfur Hallgrimsson said:

    Just don't think it can be real - it would have to more like the GX7 - and most likely will be made by Panasonic - this looks like a Samsung - but then again Steve Huff usually does not fail on his stuff -
    Surprised to hear it is a APS-C as ...

  • February 03, 2014 00:50, RAW JAW said:

    Leica who ??

  • February 02, 2014 15:19, tecnoworld said:

    More similar to samsug nx1000

    static.trustedreviews.com

A couple of weeks ago Digicameinfo reported the registration of the name "Leica T type 701" in Taiwan. This is likely a new interchangeable and mirrorless system. According to Leicarumors the camera will be launched in April and feature an APS-C sensor.

As far as we know the prime lenses will be made by Leica in Germany. The camera body and the zooms will be made by Panasonic (and sold with Leica name).

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  • January 20, 2014 03:33, dick ranez said:

    I'd bet on something like a Fuji x10/20 with a Leica zoom. Leica's or
    Ignitable digiluxl cameras were all Fuji and the Leica president/@ceo has consistently said "no micro 4/3 sensors" for leica

  • January 09, 2014 17:53, Fabian Ovidiu said:

    Leica names it's camera like the Chinese army named it's pre-modern MBT (Main Battle Tanks), like the Type T-34 and Type 58

  • January 09, 2014 14:15, Carlos Echenique said:

    5 will get you 10 it is a rebranded Panny GH 4K that is coming around the same timeframe. (Despite denials from Leica's higher ups.)