What’s next for Leica? (updated rumors recap)

Here is an updated list and a recap of expected/rumored Leica cameras and lenses (see the previous reports here):

Leica Q3 is rumored for May/June 2023 with a 60MP sensor. With the new Q3, Leica is rumored to also introduce the “-E” branding for entry-level cameras. The new Leica Q-E will basically be the current Q2, etc (just like with the M9 and M-E).

Leica SL3 is rumored to be announced in March 2024 with different megapixel resolutions. A silver Leica SL2 camera is rumored to be announced in June (limited to 1,000 units worldwide). A special Leica SL2s camera is rumored to be released later this year.

Leica M interchangeable lens camera with built-in EVF (Leica RM?) quote: “if there were sufficient demand, Leica would consider producing an M with EVF” (source). Don’t expect it to be released until the next generation of M cameras (M12?). In 2024 Leica is planning a major release for the next generation of M cameras to coincide with 70 years of the platform, so don’t expect anything major to be announced until next year (2024). Three cameras are rumored to be released in a variety of finishes, including one that has never been used before.

Rumored Leica lenses – more M lenses are expected to be announced in order to take full advantage of the new 60MP sensor:

  • The next APO lens will be a redesigned version of the current Leica APO-Summicron-M 90mm f/2 ASPH, expect it to be released before the Summer of 2023.
  • Thanks to the success of their line of legacy lenses and the newly released Leica M6, the company is now considering new designs based on pre-M cameras but with M-mounts

Leica L-mount lens rumors:

For the Leica M 70th-anniversary in 2024, Leica is expected/rumored to release the next generation of Leica watches. A new Leica L3 watch with a mechanical alarm complication is a possibility.

Leica mirrorless medium format camera is scheduled for production in 2025 (see the first picture of the camera prototype here).

The latest Leica rumors: Q3, Q-E, SL3, M11 Mono, new APO 90mm, budget line of SL lenses

The Leica Super-APO-Summicron-SL 21mm f/2 ASPH lens is already showing up online

Is this a Leica S mirrorless medium format camera mock-up?

What’s next for Leica?

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