Leica Camera AG of Germany will unveil its new Leica M8 digital viewfinder camera at the Photokina show in Cologne which kicks off September 26th.
Combining old world reliability and modern technology, the Leica M8 brings to the digital world all the key characteristics of the analog Leica reporter’s camera of the 1950’s such as the compact design, the exceptional picture quality and the unique picture composition using the Leica viewfinder.
Amazingly, almost all Leica M system lenses made since 1954 are also suitable for digital photography with the new M8.
The new LEICA M8 has a notably low-noise 10.3-megapixel CCD image sensor made by Kodak. Its light sensitivity range of ISO 160-2500 offers the photographer the ability to take high quality photos even in low light conditions.
Leica said its viewfinder system distinguishes the LEICA M8 from the general run of mirror reflex and compact cameras on the market. It makes the camera into a specialist tool for living reportage and available-light photography, and for discreet portraiture.