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05-29-2013, 08:23 AM   #1
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Leica ‘Mini M’ Leak Reveals a Fixed Zoom Lens APS-C Camera

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My previous expectations that the Leica Mini M teaser would ultimate be a true “mini” Lecia M with a interchangeable lens mount and an APS-C sensor appear to have been a bit too lofty.

A leak of the Leica Mini M (still apparently not the true model name) reveals that it will be a zoom lens alternative to the Leica X2. While the X2 features a 24mm f/2.8 lens, the upcoming Mini M will sport a much slower 18-46mm f/3.5-6.4 lens (28-70mm equivalent).

The camera will feature a 16.1MP APS-C sensor, which is the same resolution of the X2. Additionally, the Mini M will capture HD video and can use an external viewfinder. Leica will ship the camera with a copy of Lightroom for processing raw files from the Mini M.

Pricing is expected to be €2,450, which converts to more than $3,000 USD. The Leica X2 currently runs around $2,000 USD, so it’s hard to imagine the Leica Mini M with a very slow zoom lens at $1,000 more than the X2.
Leica ‘Mini M’ Leak Reveals a Fixed Zoom Lens APS-C Camera

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Leica Mini M (front) and Leica X2 (back)

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I agree the price is a bit steep for an APS-C camera with such a slow lens..but it has the red dot on it.
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I agree the price is a bit steep for an APS-C camera with such a slow lens..but it has the red dot on it.
I bet if the RX1 did not have a Zeiss lens Leica would put a red dot on it and charge $5,000.
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Ouch...the RX1 looks like a steal when compared to this :P

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For the price of Leica Mini M + EVF you get Fuji X-E1 18-55, 35/1.4, 18/2 and 60/2.4 macro.
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The chrome bezel on the front camera certainly looks like the one on the X2, but the shadows obscure any detail that might confirm it's a fixed lens body. I would hope someone's checked that this is genuine and not a good Photoshopped image. They're also misleading in the text, with respect to the ability to take an accessory viewfinder – the X2 can use one, too.
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