Today Leica announced a complementary upgrade to the Leica M, the M-P 240. As in the past, the 'P' designation here implies features are catered toward that of the press photographer. The M-P's virtually scratch-proof sapphire crystal display with anti-glare coatings provide for better outdoor viewing, a doubled memory buffer size now at 2GB allows for longer continuous shooting, and a viewfinder selector displays bright framing options for various focal lengths that help make composition and lens-choice decisions before changing lenses.
Marketed as a complement to the original Leica M 240, which will remain in production, the M-P also features understated aesthetics with the addition of Leica's signature engraving on the top plate in place of the iconic red dot on the front of the camera, enabling photographs to remain more subtle than previously possible.
There is currently no indication that the standard Leica M 240 24MP CMOS sensor has been reworked in any way for the M-P, so expect the internals to stay largely the same, from the 6400ISO capability to the 1800mAh battery.