The Sony RX1 was announced a few years ago and while to the untrained eye it might look like your regular compact point-and-shoot camera, it’s a lot more. The Sony RX1 was the world’s first full-frame 24MP point-and-shoot camera, an impressive achievement by Sony. However if the rumors are to be believed, Leica might want a piece of that action too.
According to a report from Mirrorless Rumors (via Sony Alpha Rumors), it seems that Leica has sent out invites to an event for the 11th of June for what is assumed to be a product announcement. Unfortunately it cannot be confirmed at the moment as to what Leica might have up their sleeves, but the rumors are suggesting we could be looking at a full-frame compact similar to the Sony RX1.
The rumors are suggesting that the camera will feature a design similar to the Leica Monochrom which hints at a retro-ish design. It will also sport a 28mm Summilux f/1.7 fixed lens, image stabilization, an EVF, and like we said it will come with a full-frame sensor, although the exact megapixels have yet to be revealed.
That being said Leica’s cameras have never been known to be cheap meaning that if and when it launches, we can assume that the camera will be anything but affordable. As it stands the Sony RX1 is priced at around $2,800 on Amazon so we have to wonder how much more expensive will Leica’s own offering cost?
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