Leica remains tight-lipped following rumours circulating on the internet that it will announce a full-frame ‘M9’ digital rangefinder camera next Wednesday.
Leica UK has once again declined to comment, despite a growing number of reports suggesting that the firm is poised to reveal its follow-up to the M8, Leica’s first digital rangefinder camera.
Speculation is rife following the release of a video, confirming the launch of new products on 09/09/09.
Last month French magazine Chasseur d’image reported that Leica is set to release a successor to its non-full frame M8 (pictured).
Last year, Leica Camera’s former CEO Steven K Lee, was removed from power by the company’s supervisory board after he controversially suggested that Leica was seriously considering upgrading the company’s M8 digital rangefinder with a full-frame [35mm film-sized] sensor.
The firm later issued a statement, countering Lee’s comments.