Leicarumors has some new information. It seems the Mini M will be a X-type camera (APS-C) with a (fixed) zoom lens.
The specs have hit rumour sites. In short: APS-C fixed zoom lens 18-46mm f/3.5-6.4. Anyone interested?
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06-11-2013, 01:59 PM
(This post was last modified: 06-11-2013, 02:13 PM by Brightcolours.)
Great to know that the naming scheme isn't so silly: The new camera is called Leica X Vario.
Sillier are the price ( £2150, €2450, $2,850), and the silly lens specs: Leica Vario Elmar 18-46 mm f/3.5-6.4 ASPH, no image stabilization. What is the point for making the sensor APS-C size, when you put a fixed lens as lame as that on it.
Maybe Leica wanted to make the Canon G1 X look really amazing?
Actually I quite like it.
To be honest I never quite understood why the manufacturers mostly supply high end digicams with prime lenses.
As you know the Canon G1X (and Sony RX100) has a smaller sensor so the lens can be smaller as well.
Compared to the Canon, the Leica isn't even much heavier - just deeper.
However, yes, the Leica will have a tough time to compete against something like the Fuji X-E1 w/18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS.