The Leica M, unveiled as the successor to the brand's M9 model, is the first Leica to feature a 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor, capable of a sensitivity range of IS0 200 to 6,400 (expandable to 100). The Leica M keeps the classic M-series styling but is now equipped with a 920k-dot 3-inch LCD screen with scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass for added durability. Other key improvements: the ability to record 1080p full-HD videos with 24/25p frame rate, plus Live View functionality on the embedded screen with an optional EVF. Additionally, the M can mount Leica's legacy R glass with a new adapter (available separately). Look for it to launch in early 2013.
24-Megapixel Leica Max Full-Frame CMOS Image Sensor
Leica Maestro Image Processor
ISO 100 6400
Live View and VISOFLEX Electronic Viewfinder
3-Inch LCD Display with 920,000-pixel Resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass Screen Protector
Release Date: Early 2013
Born from a tradition of innovation.
The new Leica M is the most innovative and versatile M-Camera that the modern M-System has ever created.
It unites decades of experience in rangefinder technology with groundbreaking digital technologies: It features a completely newly developed high-resolution full-format CMOS sensor that, in combination with its high-performance processor and the legendary M-Lenses, delivers outstanding imaging results. With Live View, video, and new additional focusing methods, it is also the M for photographers who do not wish to miss out on any of what modern digital technology has to offer.