Another Rumor on Leica new Interchangeable Lens Full Frame Camera with AF (Leica X-U ?)


The upcoming Leica X-U Typ 113 will be announced within several months, the specs of Leica X-U is not known yet, but according to recently rumors on Leica will announced a new full frame interchangeable lens camera in 2015, seems Leica X-U will be a full frame sensor and interchangeable lens with AF feature.

Rumors for MR also said Leica’s new camera will be announced soon, probably at Photo Plus in October, 2015. Here is what source said:

Coming soon: An interchangeable lens version of the Leica Q, with AF lenses. Due out in time for Photo Plus, in October.

This will not be the replacement to the M240 but rather a new system with new AF lenses, bulkier than the Q or M lines, with an EVF and lighter build despite the bulk. Sensor will be similar, if not the same, as the Q’s sensor. Anticipate that it will come bundled with a 50 mm f/2 Summicron lensand retail around $8,000 USD. Build quality will be comparable to the M line and Q line…much of the Q’s tech, including in body image stabilization, electronic shutter, and built in high res EVF, will be included. The camera may harken in design to Leicaflex bodies of years gone by…like a bulkierXT-1 with more simplified layout. This may end up being called the new “R” camera and may well take old R lenses via adapter, along with new AF R lenses. Not sure that it will take M lenses.

Anticipate that Leica will begin to simplify options, but canceling the T line and possibly the X-line. What will remain are the DLux, VLux, M, Q, S lines…

via: MirrorlessRumors

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