What sensor will Leica use in the new M10?

Several readers emailed about some recent rumors circulating the Web that this Teledyne Dalsa 24MP full frame CCD sensor could possibly be used in the upcoming Leica M10 camera. Some of the sensor’s characteristics definitely makes it a potential candidate (“Microlenses with wide angular response, High sensitivity, high dynamic range, Excellent anti-blooming, Variable electronic shuttering“) but I still believe that Leica will use a Sony sensor for the M10 (FYI: the Leica X1 already uses a Sony sensor).

Here is a recent quote from Stefan Daniel (Director Product Management at Leica Camera AG) on that topic:

“Offering additional functions such as video and live view would extend the usability of the M camera significantly. CMOS is a prerequisite for it, therefore it will be the technology of the future”.

Over a year ago Kodak announced a new 29MP full frame CCD sensor (see also this post). The Kodak Sensor Division was recently sold to Platinum Equity.

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