tom1234567: Lost for words it looks a great camera to me has all the bells and whistles a lot better than anything C & N have ever brought outof course the fan boys will disagree
I'm not a fanboy, but strongly disagree.
Anastigmat: Does the market still exist for a high end APS-C model costing almost 2000 dollars in 2014?
Check the WIKI 10 years later and you'll see 7D2 is the last "professional" APSC DSLR in the history.
viking79: Canon should start buying sensors from Samsung so they can get 4k video in APS-C :) Is this really all Canon brings to the table after 5 years?
I think he means SONY. Many thinks Samsung is a Japanese company.
tkbslc: What will it take to please you people? This has better AF module than a 1DX and 10fps, dual cards, best video AF in any SLR, dual Digic 6 processors, etc. This is a beast.
I doubt if this has better AF than 1DX in real life. The sensor is probably not suitable for indoor sports and wildlife due to bad S/N.
This camera and E-M1 prove that m4/3 is a very practical format. Good job.
OK, APS-C is far from dying.
Panasonic should have followed this DMC-L1 design for their m4/3 cameras.
D610 will be discontinued or not? Zero advantage over this camera except subtle price difference.
Toshiba will start making 16x times more capacity media, so 8TB SD card will be appear on the market in near future. We probably can buy this card for $20 in a few years.
Canon and Nikon DSLR sales are horrible this year...
Finally, the mirrorless cameras have become popular in US and Euro. According to CIPA, between Jan-May 2014
The shipment of Mirrorless +38%The shipment of DSLR -13%The shipment of Compact -40%
Let's just wish new one is better than Aperture.
AndreSJ: NX mini, GM1, RX100III and soon the LX8 finally a selection of high quality REAL pocket cameras. There is no such thing as the perfect camera but its great that you can chose a camera that suits your needs.
Me personally it will be the NXmini with the 45mm 1.8 when its released. Im young and yes i do take the occasional selfie but i would like a great street and portrait lens hence i'm looking at the 45mm 1.8.
Is there any other pocket camera i should look at?? p.s im on a budget haha and i already own a Fuji X-E1 nothing that size
What is NX mini? I have never heard of it.
Does anyone still choose DSLR over this at this price point?
km25: Leica needs to think long and hard, is this camera really worth $7-8k. Can we make it cheaper. If Leica got rid of the expensive RF system, replaced it with AF. The cameras would still be made in Germay. Lens ground in Germany and assemble in Japan. The costs would be a lot lower. The camera $3-4k. Lens would be less then $3k. The new APS-C Leica is a start. Leica needs to jump in with both feet. In the days of film, buying a camera that last you a "life time" maybe an investment. But with digital and changing technology. What is todays marvel is tomorrows doorstop.
Considering much more niche camera like Pentax 645D, which comes with much more expensive medium format sensor selling for $6000, I have to say Leica's price can't be explained with niche-ness.
I'm very impressed with his consistent and confident attitude in all the situation.
Apple will by this patent?
Although the popup finder is still the Sony's typical gimmicky feature, but overall. this camera would be the best digital P&S ever made.
BTW, what happened to Panasonic LX?
Gesture: Beautiful camera. Excellent sensor. Great focus accuracy. World-class ergonomics. AND a great kit focal length.
It is called stealth marketing.