Rumors about the forthcoming Leica M11 are circulating, and one particular feature stands out: 64 gigabytes of internal memory.
The specifications suggested so far include a brand new 60-megapixel sensor, with speculation that this could produce variable-resolution raw files of 50, 36, and 15 megapixels, though it seems far more likely that these will be variable resolution JPEGs rather than raw files. The M11 may also forego the classic Leica baseplate, something that leaked photos appear to confirm.
Most interestingly perhaps is the possible inclusion of 64 gigabytes of internal memory, though the camera is expected to also include an SD card slot. Presumably, this will give users the option to shoot to choose between storage options or both in order to offer redundancy. Rumors state that the camera will feature Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and an announcement is expected in the coming months following what is thought to be a delay that's a result of the global shipping problems and chip shortages.
Leica enthusiasts will recall that the TL2 introduced internal memory with its 32 gigabytes of internal storage, again alongside an SD card. To my knowledge, there are two cameras on the market that offer solely internal memory: the Zeiss ZX1 and the Pixii. Are cameras with internal memory and better connectivity slowly appearing on the horizon? Let us know in the comments below.