Leica has today insisted that its flagship S2 camera will be available to photographers in December, refuting a press report that it will not go on sale until 2010.

Leica has today insisted that its flagship S2 camera will be available to photographers in December, refuting a press report that it will not go on sale until January 2010.

An article published by The Imaging Resource suggests that the 37.5-million-pixel DSLR camera will not be ready for sale until ‘mid-January 2010’.

A Leica UK spokeswoman told Amateur Photographer that the S2 will be ready for customers in December.

On Monday, Leica confirmed that it has further delayed the launch of the S2 camera, saying it needs more time to meet advance orders.

The professional DSLR had originally been due to go on sale in the summer, before its launch was put back until October.

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