Leica has announced its latest M series rangefinder – the 24MP CMOS Leica M. The company by the way says all future M models will also simply be called the ‘M’. This latest model (referred to as ‘Typ 240′) becomes the first of its rangefinders to feature live view, and offers a choice of magnified view or focus peaking for accurate through-the-lens focusing. This also allows compatibilty with Leica R-mount lenses. It also becomes the first M capable of shooting 1080p video. Availability is scheduled for early 2013 with a retail price of $6,950.
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