Notably, the Leica M-P does not feature the signature Leica red dot on the front of the camera. In removing the branding, Leica notes that many photographers place tape on the front of the their Leica M cameras to remain all the more subtle. Instead, the Leica M-P features an engraved Leica script on the top plate of the camera.
The Leica M-P is also weather-sealed and sports a new sapphire crystal screen protector to prevent scratches and cracks on the rear display. The upcoming iPhone 6 is also rumored to feature sapphire glass to help combat damage to the displays – something that Gorilla Glass has not quite been able to prevent.
Leica M-P Key Features
- 24MP Leica MAX Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
- Leica Maestro Image Processor
- Rangefinder with Image Field Selector
- 0.68x Optical Viewfinder Magnification
- 3.0″ 920k-Dot LCD with Sapphire Glass
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording
- ISO 6400, 3 fps Shooting for 24 Frames
- Compatible with M-Mount Lenses
- Magnesium Alloy Body and Brass Top Plate
- Classic Appearance without Red Leica Dot
The Leca M-P retails for $7950 and is available in black or silver. Check it out here at B&H Photo.