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Leica M-P 24MP rangefinder camera doubles memory buffer of Leica M

updated 06:07 am EDT, Fri August 22, 2014

Refined Leica M-P replaces front logo with top plate engraving

Premium camera producer Leica has revealed an upgraded version of its Leica M rangefinder. The Leica M-P houses a full-frame 24-megapixel CMOS sensor, accompanied by a 2-gigabyte memory buffer double the size of the Leica M version, allowing it to be not only twice as fast, but also capable of up to 24 images in a burst mode at a speed of 3 fps.

Able to record 1080p video and using a 1,800mAh battery, the Leica M-P has an ISO range of 200 to 6,400, a shutter speed as fast as 1/4000 of a second, and employs Leica's own Maestro image processor.

Pocket-Lint writes that the Leica M-P's rear 3-inch 920k-dot LCD screen is protected by a sapphire cover, with an anti-reflective coating on both sides of the glass minimizing reflection and distortion of the screen's image. The logo from the front has been removed from this camera, replaced by an engraved top plate, after the company heard Leica M owners tapped over the logo to make it more discrete.



The last major change to the camera is its subject framing, with a new frame selection level. A bright line can be projected into the viewfinder to simulate the frame of the image for six focal lengths, with the six selections paired into three groups. This is said to allow the photographer to "assess suitable subject framing" and concentrate on the composition, without needing to change lenses.

The Leica M-P is on sale now from Leica dealers in black-paint and silver-chrome versions, with the body alone priced at $8,000.



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