Leica makes the prettiest cameras around and its latest model is not an exception. Mixing retro looks with current tech, the new Leica M (Typ 262) joins the previous Leica M, M-P (Typ 240) and M Monochrom (Typ 246) models. Billed as one of the most compact full-frame system cameras available, the new camera is visually appealing and appears to be tough and well-built.
The Leica M (Typ 262) is not a super-camera. Leica claims that the new camera offers only the most essential features in a camera with pure photography in mind. This explains why the Leica M (Typ 262) misses a lot of key features. It has no image stabilization, no integrated flash, and no video recording.
Inside the Leica M (Typ 262) is a 24-megapixel CMOS sensor and a Maestro image processor with maximum still image resolution of 5952 x 3976 pixels. The compact shooter has an ISO range from 100 to 6400 and supports RAW files. The camera packs a 3-inch fixed LCD with Gorilla Glass 3 reinforcement.
The Leica M (Typ 262) is priced at $5,195 USD. This makes the camera an impractical choice for the budget-conscious hobbyists. For those who love excellent pieces of hardware, however, the Leica M (Typ 262) can be a good addition to their collection.