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Leica to Announce New Compact System Camera at Photokina 2012

Leica is reportedly working on a compact, large-sensor, interchangeable lens camera that will rival the “EVIL” cameras offered by Olympus/Panasonic (Micro Four Thirds), Sony (NEX), and Samsung (NX). In an interview today with Amateur Photographer, company boss Alfred Schopf stated that consumers “will see something at the next Photokina”, and that the camera will have at least an APS-C sized sensor. Perhaps the new camera will be how Leica finds its way again after being late to the digital game.

(via Amateur Photographer)


 
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  • Anonymous

    Leica and Panasonic do often share cameras, so it wouldn’t surprise me to find it’s a rebadged GF1/2 like shown in the mock-up.

  • Matt Higby

    So basically they are going to take the Lumix GF3, put the Leica logo on it, and raise the price 1000 bucks? 

  • Captain Obvious

    if the sensor is at least as big as APS-C it’s obviously not going to be a GF3. Though I’d love to have a GF-3 with a FF sensor like the one in the 5D Mk II or D700…

  • Captain Obvious

    if the sensor is at least as big as APS-C it’s obviously not going to be a GF3. Though I’d love to have a GF-3 with a FF sensor like the one in the 5D Mk II or D700…

  • http://www.bycostello.com Bycostello

    why the 4/3ds will get you plenty of nice bokeh?

  • Evancarboncopy

    Am I the only one to realize that all leica cameras are already mirror less? They did just release the x1 a while back which is exactly the same style as all the “EVIL” cameras out there…

    This is old news. I’m guessing x2 release.

  • Evancarboncopy

    Am I the only one to realize that all leica cameras are already mirror less? They did just release the x1 a while back which is exactly the same style as all the “EVIL” cameras out there…

    This is old news. I’m guessing x2 release.

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    The X1 is a fixed-lens camera (like the X100), not an interchangeable lens camera system.

  • http://photocontestinformation.com/ Photo contest

    I need a A big sensor camera APS-C or Full Frame with good macro mode, Zoom lens with fixed aperture…

  • http://photocontestinformation.com/ Photo contest

    I need a A big sensor camera APS-C or Full Frame with good macro mode, Zoom lens with fixed aperture…

  • Sandy Ramirez

    I smell a Leica X2

  • Arturomtzgracida

    Means that I have already the new Leica in my GF2.  I saved 1000. What is next Leica? another X1 fiasco?

  • http://www.leeseungho.kr LEE Seungho

    Mmmm… not really. What about the S system? I am looking forward to the X2 though. GPS and video capability please. 

  • Anonymous

    The x1 has no companion on the lumix line. And, its literally made in Germany