All you need to know about the new products Leica is rumored to introduce at Photokina

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First, a quick disclaimer: I have no idea what Leica will announce at Photokina - I have collected the information in this post from previous rumors, leaks and interviews (this is an updated version of this post). Here it is, the big list of rumored/expected Leica products that will be announced at Photokina:

Leica M Edition 60

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Update: The Leica M Edition 60 camera briefly appeared on Leica's website. the camera is designed by Audi.

Many readers do not believe me, but I will stand behind what I reported two years ago: Leica will announce a new digital rangefinder without LCD screen:

"it will be a special limited edition that will have an ISO dial on back instead of a LCD screen. The camera will only capture color uncompressed RAW files and will have the same sensor as in the M 240. The thickness and dimensions will also be similar to the M240. The new camera will be simplified with less dials/buttons and no video recording capabilities. The selling price will be higher than the M 240 ($6,950.00)."

Leica MP silver rangefinder camera
This camera was in the making for a long time - I first reported about it back in 2012. The M60 will most likely be a limited edition run and it will come together with one lens (either the 35mm or 50mm Summilux). A famous designer (or design studio) will be involved in the making of this model. This limited M60 will be made out of a "unique" metal/material - something that Leica has never done before and it will be priced "reasonably" (in Leica terms), which probably means cheaper compared to previous limited editions - for example the Leica M9 Titanium costed $26,500.

New Leica M Monochrom

Leica M Monochrom Typ 230 camera
Like I already reported, the new Leica M Monochrom will not be announced at Photokina, but few weeks/months later (I have no exact date for now).

New Leica M lenses

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Here are the possibilites:

Update: new Summarit M lenses:

 

  • Leica Summarit-M 35 mm f / 2.4 ASPH
  • Leica Summarit-M 50 mm f / 2.4
  • Leica Summarit-M 75 mm f / 2.4
  • Leica Summarit-M 90 mm f / 2.4

 

Leica X Typ 113 (or Leica X-E)

Leica-X-Type-113-camera
A Leica X2 replacement will definitely be one of the cameras announced at Photokina. The name of the new model will be Leica X Typ 113 or Leica X-E. Expect 16Mp sensor, 2.7" display and the same Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 ASPH lens (all with some minor improvements). There were also some rumors for a new 23mm f/1.7 ASPH lens (low probability).

Leica D-Lux

Leica-D-Lux-6-camera-discontinued
Leica will also announce a new D-Lux camera. The current Leica D-Lux 6 camera is listed as discontinued at B&H and is out of stock at Adorama. You can expect an EVR, 4k video and Wi-Fi to come with the new version.

Update: see the potential Leica D-Lux specs here.

Leica V-Lux

 Leica V-Lux Typ 114 cameraLeica-V-Lux-Typ-114-camera
The upcoming Leica V-Lux Typ 114 camera has leaked several times already. Expect the following features: 25-400mm zoom (35mm equivalent),  4k video, 3" LCD rotatable screen, EVF, Wi-Fi.

Update: the new Leica V-Lux will probably be based on the Panasonic FZ1000 camera.

Other rumored Leica products

Here are few other Leica rumors:

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