Leica has announced its latest M series rangefinder– 24MP CMOS Leica M.
The latest model (referred to as ‘Typ 240’) becomes the first of its rangefinders to feature Live View, a choice of magnified view or focus peaking for precise through-the-lens focussing. This model is also compatible with R-mount lenses. It also becomes the first M capable of movie shooting, capturing 1080p footage at 25 or 24 frames per second. It includes a 920k dot LCD with smartphone-style Gorilla Glass cover, and accepts the same plug-in EVF as used by the X2. Scheduled for release in 2013, it is expected to retail at a price of $6,950 in the US, and £5100 in the UK.