Wouldn't it be cool if the next generation M-D would be a "true" M-D, Mechanical-Digital (or Mechanisch-Digital for those Germans ). So, what I'm proposing is a camera more based on the current film MP with a pure mechanical shutter and only a simple built in light meter with the little LEDs in the rangefinder and of course no display but instead the big ISO-wheel on rear. Size wise of course same as current M10/MP. Speclist:
*Mechanical shutter based on MP
*Same sensor as M10
*Traditional rangefinder frames and three little leds in the rangefinder indication correct exposure (just like M6)
*ISO wheel on the rear like current M-D
*On/off like current M10 but only powering up/down the sensor
*For practical reasons same battery as M10 would be the best but coolest would be a battery the size and shape of a film roll, so you "load the film" to start your picture taking .
Space wise inside the camera I cannot say if this is 100% possible or not (since I haven't disassembled either an M10 or an MP ), but since we're removing the pressure plate, film roll and take up spool that would leave quite a lot of space.
This would be the "purest M" or at least as close to an old M with still being digital . Am I absolutely crazy or does this sound even remotely feasible .