Leica has been reported to be working on a new M camera for some time now, and if these recent leaks (which seem to be pretty cut and dry) are legit, then it appears that upcoming M will be called the M10. This will be a pretty big change overall in Leica’s history as they’ve never had an M camera with two numbers in the name overall.
So far the rumors are not specific about that the internals will be, other than that they expect it to carry the same 24MP sensor as the Leica SL. That would also mean a similar ISO range of up to 50,000 ISO. Considering its predecessor’s (The Leica M) design, it’s also bound to have video upgrades and weather sealing of some sort.
Sources point out of say that originally the camera was supposed to be launched back at Photokina 2016, but for some reason, it was delayed. The filing and such that gave us this leak though is one that indicated that the camera will likely be announced in the next couple weeks – just in time for the holiday buzz. In fact, two new cameras were supposed to be announced; so we could be expecting more than one camera overall.
What’s the likelihood that it will be announced this year? Probably not very likely.
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available to us.