Accompanied by the slogan 'Perfectly Understated', Leica made an announcement that a new M-series rangefinder, the Leica M-P Digital (Typ 240), is ready to demonstrate its qualities to the world of cameras. The company proudly claims that the new model is "twice as fast" as the standard Leica M (Typ 240), bearing in mind that it is equipped with a full-frame 24MP CMOS sensor and 2GB of built-in RAM memory.
What is different from other Leica cameras and what is essential to emphasize is the fact that the front side of the new M-P Digital does not feature the famous logo, the red dot with an inscription Leica. The reason behind such a design is an intention to make the new model "noticeably unnoticeable", said the company.
The M-P Digital also boasts weather-sealing, so it is resistant to water and dust. As far as the LCD is concerned, it is covered with tough sapphire crystal glass so as to make it more endurable. Above all, the new camera exhibits a video mode with the Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080).
The Leica M-P Digital (Typ 240) is available for pre-order at an MSRP of $7950. As for the date of its appearance on the world market, it is yet to be announced.
The news was taken from LEICA.