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.
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.
Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW 4.04, which adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11:
You can download the update from Apple’s website.
Leica has issued a firmware update for the X2. Firmware version 1.1 includes the following improvements:
- Improved noise as from ISO 1600
- Improved automatic white balancing
- General improvements and performance optimization
You can download the firmware update from the Leica X2 product page (see “Updates”).
The Leica X2 is a 16.2MP APS-C format camera that sports a Leica Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 ASPH fixed lens. The X2 features ISO up to 12,500 anda 2.7″ display.
The Leica X2 retails for $1995 and is available here at B&H Photo.
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