Leica Mini M

Started May 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
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docvale Regular Member • Posts: 215
Re: It's all about the glass.....

dougjgreen1 wrote:

But what if Cosina/Voigtlander teamed with Sony, to build a Leica-mount digital camera with a state of the art full frame sensor along the lines of a Bessa R3, and sold the thing for $1500 or so?  Leica's sales of M9s and such would drop like a stone - but their lens sales would go up.

Sony is though to build a FF Nex camera, and I guess Fuji will follow that lead. Even if not native M-mount (they'd probably wouldn't get a licence), they would mount M lenses with an adapter...

They'd be way more than $1500, but even at $3k they could be dangerous for the Leica body sales.

If they did it, Leica would probably release a less expensive M-camera body, probably with no rangefinder. But we are at a very speculative point here! What is sure is that the APS-C camera crowd is now huge and affordable brands are doing extremely good in that segment. Competition is tough.

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