Leica has announced their latest digital rangefinder camera – Leica M (Typ 262). The compact camera has no video recording function and real-time view via its 3-inch monitor, but if you love rangefinder photography, the Leia camera may be suitable for you.
Leica M (Typ 262) is a premium and luminous digital rangefinder camera that measures 5.5 x 1.7 x 3.1 inches and weights 1.32 lbs. As we can see from the images, the digital camera shows off a minimal, smooth and compact design, and black body, synthetic leather grip and iconic red dot translate the classic and elegant style of Leica, meanwhile, magnesium alloy body and aluminum alloy top plate deliver a lightweight and durable construction.
Leica M (Typ 262) rangefinder camera features a full-frame Leica MAX 24MP CMOS sensor in order to produce high-quality photos, and built-in Maestro image processor delivers a sensitivity range of ISO 200-6400, and it can be expanded to ISO 100 for brighter conditions, whilst its 1GB image buffer allows it to perform sustained shooting sequences of 3fps for up to 8 consecutive frames.
Furthermore, Leica M (Typ 262) comes equipped with a large, bright-line 0.68x-magnification optical viewfinder, and using its coupled rangefinder and the distance ring of the lens, the Leica camera allows fast manual focusing. However, Live View and video capability have been removed from the rangefinder camera. Its 3.0″ LCD monitor with Corning Gorilla Glass can only be used to display its two-page menu and review your photos. In addition, the compact camera supports M mount lenses.
Leica M (Typ 262) digital rangefinder camera is priced at $5,195 USD. If you’re interested, jump to B&H or Leica for its more details. BTW, also don’t miss Leica SL mirrorless camera and more related cool stuff by following tags.