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November 19, 2015 15:24 ET

Leica Announces Minimalist M (Typ 262) Digital Rangefinder Camera; More Info: B&H Photo

Photography News: Geared Exclusively for Still Photographers, Leica's M (Typ 262) Cuts Out "Fluff," Such as Video and Live View, to Provide a Full-Frame 24MP Rangefinder Camera That Focuses on Just the Essentials

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - November 19, 2015) - B&H Photo would like to share the announcement of the Leica M (Typ 262) Digital Rangefinder Camera: a full-frame 24MP camera that is geared toward photographers. This new minimalist M omits all video-related features, as well as live view, in favor of a pure, photo-centric experience.

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The Leica M (Typ 262) is equipped with a full-frame 24MP CMOS sensor that is supported by Leica's expedient Maestro processor, providing a maximum ISO of 6400, ideal for shooting in low light without the concerns of distracting digital noise. This setup also provides a continuous shooting rate of 3 fps and the ability to capture raw DNG files.

Cosmetically, the New M closely follows Leica's motto of "Das Wesentliche" or "the essentials," by reducing the camera's overall weight and shrinking the menu down to just two pages. The M (Typ 262) has a top plate constructed of aluminum, reducing the weight by 3.5 oz compared to previous models. Along with this, the "step" at the end of the top plate has been reduced in size, as well as the Leica logo, which appears smaller than on its sister models.

Leica M (Typ 262) Digital Rangefinder Camera Features

  • 24MP Leica MAX Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Maestro Image Processor
  • Stills-Only Operation, No Live View
  • Manual Rangefinder-Style Focusing
  • Optical 0.68x-Magnification Viewfinder
  • 3.0" 921.6k-Dot LCD with Gorilla Glass
  • ISO 6400 and 3 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Quiet Shutter Cocking Mechanism
  • Compatible with M Mount Lenses
  • Aluminum Top Plate, Red Leica Dot

Having undergone a functional redesign, the M (Typ 262) now features a dedicated White Balance button along with a new shutter-cocking system that reduces shutter sound over previous models. The 921,600-pixel 3.0" LCD monitor has also been designed with a scratch-resistant cover manufactured from Corning Gorilla Glass.

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