Despite the rapid progress of smartphones, traditional cameras do not intend to lose ground — Leica has announced the release of a camera called M-E (Typ 240). The novelty, made in a classic design, received the function of a rangefinder, protection of the body from dust and support for a wide range of proprietary optics.
Leica M-E (Typ 240) is handcrafted in Germany, with a genuine leather finish that is resistant to dust and water splashes. The new product is equipped with a combination of optical viewfinder and rangefinder, which provides fast focus in different lighting conditions. According to the manufacturer, the camera bayonet is compatible with "almost every m-series lens ever made."
A CMOS sensor with a resolution of 24 megapixels has a maximum ISO sensitivity of up to 6400. Supports full HD video recording and burst shooting at 3 frames per second by increasing the buffer to 2 GB. The device received a Wi-Fi module and a digital viewfinder.
Sales of Leica M-E (Typ 240) will start at the end of July at a price of $3995.