The Leica has just announced the Leica M-E (Typ 240) – a new entry point into the brand’s legacy… relatively speaking. Featuring the same design and quality, the USD 3,995 (SGD 5,413) Leica M-E is compatible with most existing Leica M-mount lenses.
That’s a relatively affordable price for Leica pedigree. For comparison, the Leica Q (Typ 116) comes in at SGD 6,710 (USD 4,952) – which admittedly does include a (very good) fixed lens in its price.
At 24 megapixels, the Leica M-E offers optimal resolution in terms of image quality and file management. Leica guarantees good performance in low light despite a sensitivity that goes only up to ISO 6400. A 2GB memory buffer ensures that shooters will never have to wait for their cameras to play catch-up.
For those who need it, the Leica M-E sports an FHD video recording function at 1920 x 1080p, with frame rates of 24, 25, or 30 fps.
The Leica M-E comes in at USD 3,995 (SGD 5,413) and will be available in limited quantities from July 25, 2019.