The rumor of a new Leica digital rangefinder heats up as link to the mysterious “Leica M Edition 60” appeared briefly on the Leica Germany Website. Could this be the fabled Leica M with no LCD screen, or an upgraded Leica M-E? Hit the jump for more details.
Leica M Edition 60 Rumors
LeicaRumors is convinced that Leica will release a digital Leica M without an LCD screen at Photokina this year. The Leica M Edition 60 would be a special edition only and would sell for slightly more than the existing M 240.
“it will be a special limited edition that will have an ISO dial on back instead of a LCD screen. The camera will only capture color uncompressed RAW files and will have the same sensor as in the M 240. The thickness and dimensions will also be similar to the M240. The new camera will be simplified with less dials/buttons and no video recording capabilities. The selling price will be higher than the M 240 ($6,950.00).”
Possible M-E 2
LeicaRumors reported earlier that Leica was also working on a replacement for the M-E. This camera is thought to have the same CCD sensor as the M-E and the M9 before it but will have a better LCD screen and larger battery. It’s likely the new camera would also have the same body size and shape as the M 240.
The idea of a new M-E makes sense when you consider the link on Leica’s German website was labelled “M-Edition 60″.
60 Years Of Leica At Photokina 2014
It looks like Photokina is going to be a big show for Leica. Their 60 Years Of Leica event happens on the first day of the show and the invites proudly display “M60” in large type.