Leica sent out invitations for a "special highlight" event on April 24th. If you are a LeicaRumors reader, this should not be a surprise because few months ago I already reported that the long awaited Leica T type 701 mirrorless camera will be announced in April. The new camera is expected to have an APS-C sensor and will mostly likely be produced in Germany, while some of the lenses could be made in Asia.
A new Leica mirrorless camera positioned between the M and X lines has been rumored for years, but as far as I know it has been postponed numerous times. This is how Leica's CEO Alfred Schopf recently described their compact system camera solution:
"We will have one, definitely. And it will, of course, be quite different to M system. We want to have autofocus with such a system and we may well have an APSC size sensor rather than a bigger one. It will be a German built camera, however I'm not sure we can make all of the lenses made in Germany because we are talking about a different price range to M system so I could imagine that we do some fixed focal length lenses in Germany and maybe with the zooms we will co-operate with a partner"
Stay tuned for additional coverage.
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