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Only a few weeks before photokina 2014 Leica improves its product portfolio: The German camera manufacturer has introduced the new LEICA M-P with many new features today. The new camera is available as of now for 6,700 Euro / 7,950 US$ in black and silver chrome.

 

» All Leica M-P details here

 

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Would be nice if they brought back the different viewfinder magnifications.

 

I'm trying to think of a technical reason why they can't do this, but I'm struggling at the moment

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Only a few weeks before photokina 2014 Leica improves its product portfolio: The German camera manufacturer has introduced the new LEICA M-P with many new features today. The new camera is available as of now for 6,700 Euro / 7,950 US$ in black and silver chrome.

 

Yup. $1,000 more.

 

Black paint on the red dot is cheaper. ;-)

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Would be nice if they brought back the different viewfinder magnifications.

 

I'm trying to think of a technical reason why they can't do this, but I'm struggling at the moment

 

I agree. If I could get the M240 with a .72 or even the .85 viewfinder I would be much happier spending that amount of money on a camera. All I really need are the classic 35mm/50mm/90mm frame lines and the current viewfinder with its reduced magnification and multiple frame lines isn't a selling point for me.

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Improved buffer, sapphire screen, manual viewfinder, frame selector, better looks. I think it's worth the extra $1000 to me. It's funny, it's almost exactly like the m240 I photoshopped a while back!

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£5650 in UK according to Amateur Photographer. Not too bad as the price on release of the M was £5100 but is currently £4799 at many Leica dealers.

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Not really, the new model is quite a bit more expensive than the M classic, so the impact on used prices should be not too bad.

As for the new features, very nice, but whether it will cause a flood of trade-ins remains to be seen.

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I will be waiting for "Ikanagas" review of a new professional camera

 

Joking aside, with manual frame selector returning to the camera upgrade of old M to M-P may not be as easy as it was with M9 to M9P conversion.

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I'm actually really happy that they changed the color of the dials on the black model. That's the exact reason I bought the chrome M instead of the black one. The silver color against the black just looked hideous.

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At this point I find the Leica product roll-out to be getting a bit monotonous if not tiresome. New model, a year later the P version and then a year later the monochrome and then a year later a new version and they start it all over again.

We are about two years into a typical three years product cycle so the announcement of the next generation M is probably another year off. Surely you did not expect a revolutionary new product after just two years?

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Is the sensor changed? I saw something about a new MAX sensor.

It’s the same Max sensor that you know from the M (Typ 240).

 

Basically, everything that Leica didn’t say has changed hasn’t changed.

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If you have a 240 already, it doesn't look like its worth upgrading unless you really need a faster buffer. The LCD Sapphire glass and lack of a logo isn't a big deal. I can't say I really need the frame selection (would be nice but thats about it). The sensor and ISO capabilities are the same....

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I anticipated a 'P' version announcement at Photokina….early timing is only real surprise.

 

Upgrade may be difficult (for a reasonable price), so will be interesting to see demand and how dealers price trades.

 

Of course actual supply may not be available until…..well….

 

Jeff

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Funny how Leica seems to understand that hardly anybody wants the ugly red dot on the front of their camera. So they introduce a new improved model (M) and then later announce a small improvement on that, for a mere $1,000 more, and one of the few benefits of the higher priced model is the lack of a red dot.

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