Leica is rumored to announce a new M-mount camera on March 10. It will be the mass-production version of the M Edition 60 and name most likely be Leica M-D.
According to latest rumors, Leica will hold a product launch event on March 10 and unveil several new products. Along with the rumored Leica M-D camera, there will be three new tilt-shift lenses for the Leica SL full-frame mirrorless model.
The new Leica camera is expected to come without the company’s famous red dot, which is usually placed in the front of the camera. Additionally, there will be no LCD screen on the back instead there will only be an ISO sensitivity dial.
Leica M-D Camera Coming Soon
When we look at the specs of the current limited Leica M Edition 60 features a 24-megapixel full-frame sensor with a maximum ISO sensitivity of 6400 and a maximum shutter speed of 1/4000th of a second.
The full-frame rangefinder camera designed with an emphasis on the four basic elements of photography: shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and focus.
The new Leica M-D will be a mass-production version of the M Edition 60 so the specs above makes sense for the upcoming model. On the other hand the M Edition 60 has price tag around $16,000. The M-D version should be much more cheaper.
Stay tuned for more information!