Leica Camera Japan Co. will launch a new ‘Leica T’ camera combining pure design and handcraft ed excellence with an entirely new operating system. The mirrorless interchangeable lens camera has a 16 MP APS-C sensor and is primarily operated through its 3.7-inch touchscreen interface. It also off ers Wi-Fi connectivity and can be controlled with an iPad or iPhone. Th e camera body is manufactured from a single block of aluminium to present a look with clean lines, smooth surfaces and formal minimalism. The camera utilizes a newly developed Leica T mount in range finder style.
The company also announced two new lenses in T-mount—the Summicron T 23mm (equivalent to 35mm in 35mm format) f/2 ASPH and the Vario-Elmar T 18-56mm (equivalent to 27-84mm) f/3.5-5.6 ASPH lens. Leica M lenses can be used with the new camera, with an optional M lens adapter for Leica T. The new products are available in Japan from May 26 at suggested list prices of 237,600 Yen for the body, 243,000 Yen for the Summicron 23mm and 210,600 Yen for Vario Elmar 18-56mm including taxes.