The Leica M-E is a no-frills digital M-series camera with a full-frame 18-million-pixel imaging sensor.

Leica has tonight unveiled the Leica M-E, a full-frame camera targeted at photographers who want to make an entry into rangefinder photography.

Due out this month, costing £3,900, the Leica M-E carries an 18-million-pixel CCD imaging sensor and is compatible with Leica M lenses.

Housed in a magnesium-alloy body, with a brass base plate and top cover, the Leica M-E is described by Leica as a ‘compact digital view and rangefinder system still camera’.

Features include a 2.5in, 230,000-dot resolution LCD screen and an ISO range of 160-2500 (extendable down to ISO 80).

In a statement, Leica said the M-E ‚’makes an ideal entry-level model for photographers wishing to experience the fascination of M-photography in its purest form’.

The Leica M-E weighs 585g and measures 139x37x80mm.

  • D G Yarham

    An obvious reaction to the Fuji threat, but too late, too expensive, and with a poor screen like that not too desirable.

  • Ian

    Too little too late and too expensive. The FUJI now has this market.

  • Karen

    Leica is always the best in my mind. Thanks for sharing this news.

  • bob lazenby

    After 30yeard of Leica ownership I won’t be buying one .good by Leica .

  • X-Lover

    Interesting… Similar concept as Fujifilm X-E1

  • JL Williams

    £3,900 is “entry-level”? Maybe it is, if you’re the younger son of a Middle Eastern potentate (i.e. Leica’s core market.) But even they won’t be impressed by a top ISO of 2500…