|Sporting a similar build to the nostalgic, retro cam chassis of the Fujifilm X100, the Leica M9-P is a compact but full-frame 18 megapixel camera with a 24 x 36mm sensor. It follows in the vein of the Leica M9 digital camera.|
Leica touts this new model as the world's smallest, full-frame digital camera system, and will sit at nearly $8,000 in the States when it is released. A niche camera for the pro-photographer, if there ever was one.
It features a minimalist style that only holds the essentials for the professional photographer, and there are a range of additives beyond just the rangefinder. One feature is a 'soft release' mode that makes the shutter release button extra sensitive for when you need steady hands on a long-exposure shot.
The 18 megapixel image sensor is designed to give purists peace of mind, with the sensor capturing the full 35mm film format without compromise.