Leica Teases ‘Mini M’, Coming June 11

Leica Mini M

Leica has its upcoming ‘Mini M’ camera listed on its website now. The ‘Mini M’ name appears to be where it fits in the lineup among Leica cameras, rather than the official model name.

Leica Mini M Teaser

No other information is known about the Mini M at this point; however, the logical conclusion would be that the Leica Mini M would be a rangerfinder-style, interchangeable lens, APS-C camera as a nice fit between the full frame Leica M and the fixed lens, APS-C Leica X2. Leica offers a newsletter signup on its website for future Mini M news.

 

Leica S is a 37.5MP Medium Format DSLR

Leica S

Leica introduced the new Leica S medium format camera alongside the Leica Super-Elmar-S 24 mm f/3.5 ASPH. super-wide, the Leica Vario-Elmar-S 30-90 mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. and the Leica TS-APO- Elmar-S 120 mm f/5.6 ASPH. tilt/shift lens. at Photokina 2012.

The new Leica S features a medium format 37.5MP image sensor (that’s 30 x 45mm in physical size) and an improved sensitivity range over the Leica S2, now at ISO 100-1600.  When used with Leica CS lenses the Leica S offers a flash sync speed of 1/1000s

The Leica S also has an upgraded AF system with predictive AF in tracking mode, as well as built-in GPS. Additional features include a 3-inch LCD at 920k-dot res and full sRGB color space and includes Lightroom 4 for processing its RAW files.

The Leica S should be available in December 2012 for $21,950.  Check availability here at B&H Photo.

Leica V-Lux 4, a New 24x Superzoom Point-and-Shoot Camera

Leica V-Lux 4

Leica has unveiled its new V-Lux 4 with a 24x zoom lens (25-600mm equivalent) and a 12.1MP CMOS sensor.  The V-Lux 4 captures 1080p HD video and includes a 3-inch articulating LCD, as well as a 1.3MP EVF.

The Leica V-Lux 4 is essentially a rebranded Panasonic FZ200, which is about $300 or so cheaper without the Leica nameplate.

Lecia V-Lux 4 Key Features

  • 12.1MP CMOS Sensor
  • Leica DC Vario-Elmarit f/2.8 Lens
  • 25-600mm Equivalent, 24x Zoom Lens
  • 3.0″ Tilt and Rotate LCD
  • EVF with 1.3 Million Pixels
  • Full HD 1080p AVCHD and MP4 Video
  • Less than 1 Second Start-up Time
  • Fast Auto-focus and High Speed Burst
  • Panorama Feature
  • Lightroom 4 Download Included
The Leica V-Lux 4 should be available in November for $899.  You can get the V-Lux 4 here at B&H Photo.