Leica fans, and those who want to become Leica users listen up, we have some exciting news for you. Leica Camera has just announced that a new M series camera will be joining the ranks this July; The Leica M-E (Typ 240). This new camera is being billed as the perfect entry point into the Leica system, and it will offer some great specs. The new Leica M-E (Typ 240) is a Full Frame Mirrorless camera that will feature a 24 Megapixel CMOS sensor, a Leica Maestro image processor, and of course, the gorgeous Rangefinder design that we have all come to know and love. There have also been some improvements made over the Leica M, like a brand new anthracite-gray lacquered finish, which has been developed just for the new camera, and there is genuine leather covering the body which will provide users with excellent grip and premium styling.
The new Leica M-E will offer users the same performance of the Leica M (Typ 240), but will benefit from an upgraded 2 GB buffer which means it is capable of shooting continuous bursts for longer periods of time. The camera will also feature a 3.0 inch LCD, an ISO range up to ISO 6400, and a durable splash proof body.
The Leica M-E will also have access to current and future Leica M lenses, and it will come with a two-year warranty as well. And the price? The new Leica M-E is priced well below the older Leica M (Typ 240) which rang up for $5,995. The new Leica M-E will be priced at $3,995, which makes it the new entry point to the Leica M Rangefinder platform. The camera will be available for purchase from the Leica store and from camera boutiques on July 25th 2019. See below for additional images.