As had lots rumored on the Internet, Leica fans surely rejoice upon hearing the good news for Leica M Typ-D 262 has been registered in South Korea. However, there are interesting rumors behind this great news, it was reported that the Leica Typ 262 will be made without the LCD screen on the back, but will be equipped with a rangefinder, so there will only be an ISO sensitivity dial.
Are you curious about this unique approach?
Perhaps you will feel awkward because you are familiar with the LCD screen on your digital camera. the Typ 262 is also distinct among the M-range due to its omission of live view and video recording functionality, choosing, instead, to purely focus on still photography. Also reported by bhphotovideo.com, besides performing with an unusual design, Leica Typ-D 262 is also distinct among the M-range due to its omission of live view and video recording functionality, choosing, instead, to purely focus on still photography.
As quoted from the camera times.org, that Leica Typ 262 will not be no red dot on the front and no LCD screen on the back (only an ISO dial), just similar to the Leica M Edition of 60. If this rumor can be confirmed as a real news, the Typ 262 will be the first M camera with a built-in EVF.
Leica M Typ-D 262 key specs (according to rumors):
24MP Leica MAX Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
Maestro Image Processor
Stills-Only Operation, No Live View
Optical 0.68x-Magnification Viewfinder
3.0" 921.6k-Dot LCD with Gorilla Glass
ISO 6400 and 3 fps Continuous Shooting
Quiet Shutter Cocking Mechanism
Compatible with M Mount Lenses
Aluminum Top Plate, Red Leica Dot
Also reported that the Leica M Typ 262 will be equipped with a full-frame Leica MAX 24MP CMOS sensor. This new camera can produce high-resolution photographs with marked image quality and low noise levels. According bhphotovideo.com there are some features you'll find on the Leica Typ 262, as mentioned below:
- Leica M mount is compatible with a wide range of both current and legacy rangefinder lenses.
- Images can be recorded in either the DNG or JPEG file format.
- A top hot shoe permits working with an external flash and the top sync speed is 1/180 sec.
- In single exposure mode, up to two frames per second can be recorded.
The dailycameranews.com also mentioned that Leica M-D Typ 262 will be a mass-production version of the M Edition 60 so the specs above makes sense for the upcoming model. As we know the Leica M Edition 60 features a 24-megapixel full-frame sensor, and and you have to pay US $ 16,000 to get this camera, whereas the Leica M Typ-D 262 should certainly much cheaper for the latest Leica cameras will be produced as a mass product. Leica also supposed to also reach more enthusiast of photography, not only targeting the billionaires, movie stars or celebrities only.
Leica M Typ-D 262. Left Image: thenewcamera.com
Leica M Typ 262 vs Leica M Typ 240. Right Image: dailycameranews.com