Leica is working on the next-generation M camera

Leica is working on the next-generation M camera. Here are the latest rumors:

  • The Leica M12 will be 3mm smaller compared to the M11.
  • I am still getting conflicting reports on the viewfinder: we may get a new hybrid viewfinder like the Fuji X100 or maybe even a 100% electronic viewfinder.
  • The ISO dial on the top left could be completely removed.
  • A new dial could be introduced behind the shutter button that can be controlled with the thumb.
  • Large 3.9″ screen on the back (the M11 has a 2.95″ screen).
  • The large screen means also removing most (all?) buttons from the back of the camera – maybe we will get a touchscreen interface similar to the Leica TL:

There is also a new Leica M12 trademark, but it seems that the application is denied:

Breaking: first Leica M12 camera rumors

Leica also has registered a new digital camera model 2221 that is expected to be announced next week:

New Leica digital camera model 2221 registered online, embargo date: May 16, 2024 (is that the rumored Leica M11-D Black Paint camera?)

My guess is that next week Leica will announce a new M11-D or M11 black paint camera and the M12 will come most likely next year.

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