Contax digital camera concept

Contax digital camera concept - industrial design by Ernesto Lacalle (

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  • DouglasGottlieb

    Nice design. Yes, please! A FF digital Contax rangefinder is a great idea. Now add a 42megapixel BSI Sony sensor and sell it for shy of US$4K

    • mitchellhartman

      I’d settle for a 24 or 36 megapixel sensor…with an M mount

      • DouglasGottlieb

        Definitely! If we’re talking minimum viable product, then even 12mp would be fine if the DR and high ISO could offset that. But probably 24 would do the same. Lets preorder! 🙂

  • Bo Dez

    These are really, REALLY good! i’d take the black one in a heartbeat. I would love this and it would be so nice if there was an alternative to Leica for a digital rangefinder.

    • yes, really good indeed

      • Bo Dez

        I hope Zeiss see these.

  • Karim Ghantous

    I’d rather a G based concept than this. The great thing about the M was that fundamentally, it was always modern. That’s why it has an indefinite lifespan. The G also is very slick.

    This concept is a clumsy mish-mash of 1940 and 2010 ideas.

  • nemo295

    Too bad they’re only computer renderings.

  • vwking

    Reminds me of my Nikon SP. If they can sell it at half the price of a Leica M and stick a sensor with high dynamic range and low noise, I’ll buy one. Oh, one more thing, let’s make the focusing wheel a bit thicker and maybe larger diameter. More “finger friendly”. The one on the SP was a pain to use.

  • lobotomisedjournalist

    The right hand wheel seems to intrude unrealistically into the finder. The flash shoe sticks up in a very ugly and unpractical way, which will catch on threads etc. The front wheel is oriented in a way that may not be very ergonomic to use.

    Otherwise, the camera looks quite good, and depending on how its various elements were actually implemented, it could make a fine M alternative. I would like to see it go into development with some serious engineers and photographers involved. If a 42MP sensor were used, then that rangefinder would need to be super accurate and reliable.

  • FountainHead

    Looks just like the Bessa one in the article below.

    Kinda like…:

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