Leica Reveals Mirrorless Non-Rangefinder Compact System Camera in Development

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Amin Sabet, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Jul 3, 2010
    In a surprise announcement, Leica chairman Andreas Kaufmann and CEO Alfred Schopf revealed to members of the UK press that a new Leica compact system camera is in development. They revealed that the sensor size will be at least APS-C and that we will see the new system at Photokina in September 2012.

    No additional details were provided, although Kaufman was quoted as saying "We will always do things differently... And we always take our time."

    Source: British Journal of Photography via Quesabesde
     
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  2. macjim

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    Can't wait to find out more. Roll on Photokina.


    Cheers, Macjim.
     
  3. deirdre

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  4. wt21

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    But look at the price! No way I can afford that!
     
  5. BBW

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    I can't see the price anywhere.:confused:

    This should be very interesting, that's for sure!
     
  6. deirdre

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    It's a Leica and therefore you don't want to know what the price is. Just shut your eyes and hand over your Amex Platinum. :)
     
  7. BBW

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    I'll have to get a Platinum.:wink:
     
  8. deirdre

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    I know, me too!

    That must be our problem. :)
     
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  9. jonoslack

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    :sad010:
    I'll have to work even harder . . . I don't even have an Amex, let alone a platinum one :sad010:
     
  10. BBW

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    Any form of money will do.:wink:
     
  11. BillN

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    Gimme Gimme Gimme .....................!!!!
     
  12. Armanius

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    Yes, gold will do just fine!
     
  13. akulya

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    I'm starting to feel like I'm watching 'the war of incompatible lens mounts' unfold
     
  14. pdh

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    Jan 2, 2011
    and so history repeats ...
     
  15. akulya

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    Honestly, to me - half of the appeal of M-mount lenses is that they seem about as future proof as lenses are likely to get. They cover a full frame, and the size and quality is right.
    Will the Leica ICL compact support adapted M lenses? More likely than not.
     
  16. Archiver

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    Interestingly, many people seem to be assuming that this camera will be small, or smallish. I wonder if it is going to be a medium DSLR-sized body that can handle R-mount lenses?

    I'm looking forward to it, but I'm trying to keep any assumptions out of the picture until it arrives. I doubt that it will accept M-mount lenses, as that would cut into the rangefinder sales.
     
  17. Luckypenguin

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    If it is not small(ish) then it would defeat one of the main benefits of removing the mirror from the body.
     
  18. matthewm

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    Judging from the LX-3/DLUX4 and LX-5/DLUX5, that the Leica will be similar to a GF-1.


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  19. Pelao

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    Cant help wondering about possible linkage between the rumored Panasonic GF1 type for serious amateurs and this one from Leica.
     
  20. jonoslack

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    I think you can forget any connection with the GF-1 or m4/3, in that Leica said that the sensor would be AT LEAST aps/c sized.