The new Leica M series camera was today announced and it is offering some impressive gains over its predecessors.
Leica's M Series cameras have proven popular and they have now upgraded the M10 once more by nearly doubling the resolution. The Leica M10-R now has a 40.9 megapixel, full frame CMOS sensor which is quite the upgrade from the 24 megapixel sensor of even the M10-P. The only M Series body to already sport this much resolution is the M10 Monochrom, which as you might be able to extract from the name, only shoots black and white! However, apart from the sensor, this is exactly the same camera as the M10-P in every other way; body, materials, processor, and so on.
With the sharp rise in resolution, there will naturally be questions of whether the glass can support it (I have no doubts it can) and whether the dynamic range and color performance is on par with older M10 models. Leica claim that not only is it equal to, but it's greater than the previous M Series cameras in both these areas, though by how much is unclear.
What do you think of the new Leica M10-R? Is it on your shopping list?