Leica M-D (Type 262), a digital camera with no LCD
Leica has announced a new model under their M-series of digital rangefinder cameras. Although, there’s something peculiar about it as it’s missing a main LCD unit.
The Leica M-D (Typ 262) is not the first of its kind from the company since they also released a similar looking camera known as the M Edition 60 for the sixtieth anniversary of the rangefinder system, but that’s is a limited edition device.
The newer model features a 24-megapixel CMOS sensor with an ISO range of 200-6400. Since their’s no main LCD unit on it, you have to rely on the digital viewfinder when shooting. Keep in mind that you can only tweak the aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings much like your grandma’s film camera. Also, it only shoots in DNG Raw format.
The build is a classic camera with a brass base and top plates. The purpose of the design is to provide distraction-free shooting experience and give only the ‘essentials of photography’. The Leica M-D (Typ 262) will go on sale this May with a price tag of US$5995 or roughly Php 282,000.