Leica committed to film and APS-C cameras, Leica M camera with EVF and IBIS unlikely

Here are some interesting comments from Stefan Daniel from a recent discussion with LHSA members:

Leica confirms commitment to film cameras:

“Over the past year, there have been rumours that film camera production would cease. However, Mr Daniel said that Leica was committed to continued manufacturing of film cameras. He emphasised that there is a huge growth in demand for second-hand Leica film bodies and new cameras are on backorder. This level of interest in film cameras was something that he hadn’t seen since the arrival of the digital Ms over ten years ago.” (source: Macfilos)

Leica M camera with EVF, IBIS unlikely:

“The prospect of an M camera with EVF instead of the rangefinder is unlikely, as is an M body with stabilisation.” (source: Macfilos)

Leica APS-C products will continue:

“APS-C market is very competitive, with Fuji and Sony, in particular, offering a good price/performance ratio. However, he said that the CL is “far from being discontinued but needs some stimulation”. He confirmed that APS-C is a part of Leica’s product range and will continue. “(source: Macfilos)

Leica to continue with 24MP M cameras for the foreseeable future, a new 24MP camera is possible (this was not part of the Stefan Daniel/LHSA discussion, the M10 and M10-D cameras were recently discontinued).

“Our contacts in Germany, who keep a close ear to the trade, have been doing some digging and are pretty sure that it is not Leica’s intention to withdraw the current M models following the arrival of the M10-M and M10-R. Instead, the wider range will continue in production, and there could even be some surprises in store.” (source: Macfilos)

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