The company Leica proudly announced the new T-System, a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera system with autofocus. The first representative of this system is the camera named Leica T, which is characterized by a 16MP APS-C sensor. It has also been announced that this camera will be accompanied by two lenses - a Leica Vario-Elmar-T 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH and a Leica Summicron-T 23mm f/2 ASPH with the focal length of 35mm in the full-frame format - and it has been promised as well that they will be joined by a wide-angle zoom Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH and a telephoto zoom Vario-Elmar-T 55-135mm f/3.5-4.5 APSH.
This camera is composed of aluminum and it sports a touch screen LCD. The Leica T is the first camera produced by this company that has to offer a built-in Wi-Fi module, while an optional electronic viewfinder (with built-in GPS) serves as an alternative to the 3.7" LCD. What is also important to mention is that together with this model of the company Leica, an adapter for M lenses, which can read the 6-bit encoding, is available, too.
The camera body (offered in black and silver) will be in stores starting from May 26th, at a price of at $1850/£1350. On the other hand, the lens Leica Vario-Elmar-T 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH will cost $1750/£1250, whereas for the lens Leica Summicron-T 23mm f/2 ASPH with the focal length of 35mm one will have to set aside $1950/£1350. As for the optical viewfinder, its MSRP will be $595/£400.
The news was taken from LEICA.