Leica has introduced an all-new, much more affordable camera to its M series of digital cameras. The aim: to offer a quality experience, at a price that lowers the bar of entry into the world of Leica.
The M-E (Typ 240) comes in with a price advertised at £3,500 in the UK or $3,995 in the US, which is considerably cheaper than the M10 rangefinder camera.
Granted, it8217;s still not quite in your budget camera territory, but for Leica, this is a low price for something that still promises to be a premium product.
As well as the usual fastidiousness in design and build quality, Leica has built in a 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with light sensitivity up to ISO 6400 for great low light performance.
As with virtually every other M series camera, the new M-E has the M bayonet mount, which means it8217;s compatible with pretty much every M lens ever made.
As well as all that, it can even capture video. Sadly it8217;s not 4K, but it will allow you to shoot in full HD, 1080p resolution, which will look pretty unique with that classic 8220;Leica look8221;.