Leica has taken the retro idea to the extreme in the new M Edition 60. The camera is the barebones of what is needed to shoot images with a digital camera. There will be no chimping on the Leica M Edition 60 because there is no LCD on which to preview images.
Additionally, there is no way to adjust menu settings. In fact, there are no settings to adjust other than shutter speed, aperture, focus and ISO – all of which are handled via manual input dials and rings.
Images are saved as DNG raw files for later processing. Other than the digital sensor and storage, the M Edition 60 is basically like using a film camera with the most convenient feature of the digital camera age removed.
Leica M Edition 60 Key Features
- Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens
- 24MP Full-Frame Leica Max CMOS Sensor
- Minimalist Design; No Rear LCD Screen
- Optical 0.68x-Magnification Viewfinder
- Manual Rangefinder-Style Focusing
- Manually-Controlled ISO 200-6400 Dial
- Up to 3 fps Shooting, DNG File Recording
- Stainless Steel Body and Leather Accents
- Made in Germany, Limited Edition of 600
- Includes Handmade Box & Camera Protector
The Leica M Edition 60 will be made in a limited run of 600 cameras and will be paired with a matching Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens for each unit. It will be available in October for $18,500. Check it out here at B&H Photo.