Leica has unveiled the Leica M-P, a rangefinder camera for professional photographers. This camera has an enlarged buffer memory of 2GB, making it twice as fast as capturing shots in sequence than the Leica M. It also makes use of the sapphire crystal glass for the protective cover of the LCD monitor screen. This is one of the hardest materials available, almost unbreakable. An antireflective coating on both sides of the monitor cover glass also improves image reviewing.
Unlike the Typ 240, the M-P does not include the red Leica logo. The camera body is compact and its design is minimalistic. The shutter works almost silently, to ensure unobtrusive photography. It features the Leica Maestro image processor, which allows a better quality of images with any exposure, according to the company. The camera has a 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor, the Leica MAX 24MP.