The Leica M is a mix of state-of-the- art digital technology and the decades of experience that Leica has in making cameras. The camera comes with a 24 megapixel full-frame Leica Max CMOS sensor that works with both the M and the R lenses. Its viewfinder shows you the action outside the actual frame, letting you compose with more direct interaction with your subject. There is also a Live View feature on its scratch resistant, high resolution 3-inch screen that helps you get a better exposure.
If you want more control over your pictures and want to zoom in while you focus, Leica M has an additional electronic viewfinder, Visoflex EVF2, that lets you zoom 5x to 10x into the image, and a multifunctional handgrip with an integrated GPS module that lets you expand the camera as you go along. You can also add a microphone adapter set for some great sound recordings.
At less than 42 mm depth, a quiet shutter, and 500 shots on a single charge, the Leica M is an ideal partner for travel as well as candid photography. It also boasts one of the sharpest lenses in the market. Intuitive controls and a simplified menu let you concentrate on capturing great pictures instead of losing you to complex technology. No wonder that some lensmen call the Leica M the best system built for photographers.
The price of this limited anniversary edition hasn’t been announced, but you can make a rough estimate— the standard Leica M camera comes for $7,995 and more.