A Step Back to the Future | Announcing the Leica M-D (Typ 262)

Leica continues to think outside of the box when it comes to digital photography with the recently released Leica M-D (Typ 262). The biggest differentiating feature (or lack thereof) on the Leica M-D (Typ 262) is the lack of digital screen on the back of camera. The screen has been replaced with an ISO dial similar to that of a Leica M film camera.  Many of you saw the Leica M "Edition 60" that came out last year in a limited quantity. Even though the Leica M “Edition 60” was not nearly as popular as some of the other special release M cameras out there, I loved the concept that the “Edition 60” stood for. Many of us M photographers shoot the Leica M camera for the simplicity, lack of digital complexity, and of course the excellent image quality. This is exemplified in all aspects of the new Leica M-D.

The Leica M-D comes in similar form as the “Edition 60”, but at a much more affordable price point. The Leica M-D is a true Leica M users camera. The lack of menus, screens, and other digital noise allows for focusing on just the essentials of photography. The beauty of the Leica M-D is at the end of the day you still have the convenience of processing a DNG file in Adobe Lightroom.

The Leica M-D (Typ 262) will cost $5995 and is not part of the current 12% promotion on Leica Products. 

The Leica M-D shares most of the same features of the M (Typ 262) less the screen, menu system, and aluminium top cover. See the full specs below.

  • 24mp CMOS Sensor
  • Leica Maestro Image Processor
  • 1GB Image Buffer
  • No Monitor
  • ISO range up to 6400
  • No Video Functionality
  • No EVF or Live View 
  • Weight 690 Grams
  • Price $5995
  • Shipping Early May

I have only on complaint about this camera so far... It isn't available in the Leica M à la carte program yet!

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Exploring Porto with the Leica M-D from Leica Camera on Vimeo.