Leica has officially announced the M-D (Typ 262) digital rangefinder camera which is the first model in the digital M family without an LCD screen.
The Leica M-D (Typ 262) is exactly the same as the existing M (Typ 262) but without a rear screen. The standard location of the screen on the back of the camera is taken by the ISO sensitivity setting dial.
The rangefinder camera features a 24-megapixel CMOS full-frame sensor. Exposures are captured exclusively as raw data in DNG format, enabling photographers to apply the required adjustments in post-processing.
The viewfinder has a magnification of 0.68x and offers bright-frame markings for 35/135mm, 28/90mm and 50/75mm lenses.
Leica M-D (Typ 262) digital rangefinder becomes official
The body has no traditional red dot as Leica says it wants the camera to be discrete, and the single frame mode uses a particularly quiet shutter cocking system. The new M-D model without LCD display will be available in a black paint finish, and includes a real leather carrying strap in full-grain cowhide.
Watch the Leica M-D in action
The Leica M-D (Typ 262) will start shipping from May with a price of $5995. To learn more about this camera, head over to Leica’s website by clicking here