Leica has long been known for its top-end end design and impressive cameras. After announcing a low-cost version of its M series camera nearly a year ago, the German company has announced a new limited edition version with a big-time price tag. The X Rolf Sachs M-P Grip has a few standout features starting with the outside. Leica has dropped a lot of its traditional metal styling for a bright textured rubber grip. It’s quite the departure from Leica’s typical black and muted color design.
Inside, it’s much like any other Leica M-P camera. It has a Maestro image processor that pushes out 24MP images from the full-frame sensor. There is a LCD display on the back, an optical viewfinder and standard manual controls. The lens is a standard Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 system. Leica’s new limited edition camera is available for $14,950.
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