The latest model in Leica’s M-System, the Leica M-E has been designed to make it easier for photographers to buy into the renowned Leica M-System.

Front view of the new Leica M-E camera with the Summicron-M 35mm f/1.2 lens. (Source: Leica Camera.)

The new camera will go on sale in Australia from July 25, 2019 at an RRP of AU$6,500, including GST. The camera is limited in quantity and will be available only as long as stocks last. Reflecting the minimalist Leica design philosophy, the new Leica M-E (Typ 240) has the iconic design and the familiar high construction quality of other models in the series. Its compact body is sealed against dust and water spray and features real leather trim. The top deck and the baseplate are finished in an anthracite-gray lacquer especially developed for the Leica M-E, while the extended system compatibility of the M-Bayonet ensures it is fully compatible with almost every Leica M-Lens ever built.

With an effective resolution of 24 megapixels, the M-E’s CMOS sensor provides an ideal balance between high resolution for detail reproduction and a file size that integrates smoothly into the photographic workflow. Thanks to an ISO sensitivity range up to 6400, the M-E also delivers excellent pictures in low light. When shooting fast sequences, a 2 GB buffer memory ensures the camera can capture every fleeting moment. Video capabilities are limited to Full HD format (1920 x 1080 pixels) with a choice of 24, 25, or 30 frames per second. Click here for more information.