Leica is good at keeping its customers keen with frequent collaborations and special editions. However, this time around it is not another limited edition but the brand new Leica M-E (Typ 240) that serves as a replacement for the Leica M-E (Typ 220) released few years ago.
Leica markets the M-E (Typ 240) as the entry point into the M-system. At USD 3,995 (without lens), the new model is the most accessible camera for the Leica rangefinder family, but the German company is paying equal attention to its details. The handcrafted camera continues the tradition of having leather trim, while the top and base plates are finished in anthracite grey paint especially developed for the new M-E.
The compact full-frame camera comes with a 24MP CMOS sensor that offers up to ISO 6400 for excellent images in dimmed situations. The 2GB buffer memory makes sure a smooth shooting and storage speed. It also comes with a 1080p, full-HD movie mode for capturing videos. Leica M-E will be available end of July this year.