Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Leica announces M, M-E and S camera

Leica wasn't gonna stay quite in Photokina. Today, Leica officially unveils 'M' 24MP live view full-frame CMOS rangefinder with movies, M-E, a stripped-down 18MP full-frame rangefinder and S-System 37MP medium format body and lenses.

Leica M Key Specification :

  • 24 Megapixels
  • Full frame (36 x 24 mm) CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 200-6400
  • 3" Fixed LCD Screen
  • 1920 x 1080 (25,24 fps) video recording

Leica M is first of its rangefinders to feature live view, and offers a choice of magnified view or focus peaking for precise through-the-lens focusing, allowing Leica to promise compatibilty with R-mount lenses. It also becomes the first M capable of movie shooting.

Leica M-E Key Specification :

  • 18.0 megapixels
  • Full frame (36 x 24 mm) CCD Sensor
  • ISO 160 - 2500
  • 2.5" Fixed LCD screen

Leica said M-E is a very affordable rangefinder. It'll be available from Leica dealers later this month with a retail price of $5,450 (Approx RM 16,350) in the US and £3900 in the UK.

Leica S Key Specification :

  • 37 Megapixels
  • 30 x 45mm CCD Sensor
  • ISO 100-1600
  • 3" Fixed LCD Screen
  • 1920 x 1080 (25,24 fps) video recording
  • Waterproof & Dustproof

The camera will be available in December for a retail price of US $21,950 (Approx RM65,850).