Leica has announced another model in its M-series of digital rangefinder cameras. This one is a bit different though. The Leica M-D (Typ 262) does not feature an LCD on the back like most digital cameras, instead wanting the photographer to focus on the art of composition and framing without being distracted. This is not the first Leica camera to lack an LCD; we saw the M Edition 60 before this forego the display, but the M-D (Typ 262) is the first serial production camera while the M Edition 60 was a limited edition.
The M-D only comes with dials to adjust shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. This leaves you with just the bare minimum to adjust your camera. The M-D also saves all images in DNG RAW format and there is obviously no video recording option. In order to make the camera more discreet, Leica has painted the entire body in black and also left out the traditional red Leica dot. The shutter is also quieter and tops off at 3fps in burst mode.
The Leica M-D (Typ 262) is priced at $5995/£4650 and will go on sale in May.
That's a Camera used by Stone Age people...no thanks, try next door!
just a camera for $5995? this is too much for just a camera.
I love Leica, but this is not innovative at all. Leica isn't about innovation, it's about perfection and art. Oh wait, I see what you did there haha. Good one m8