Ultimate Tech – Leica M Edition 60
The Leica M Edition 60 is a magnificent creation bringing together gorgeous design with tech innovation.
Constructed of stainless steel, with a body and lens designed by Audi, this digital camera features a 24 megapixel full frame sensor and ships with a stainless steel Leica Summilux-M35mm f/1.4 ASPH lens.
The most glorious feature is the lack of a feature: removal of the ubiquitous LCD screen.
As Leica’s press release states:
“Reduced to only the essential camera features, the Leica M Edition 60 is the first digital camera to concentrate exclusively on the bare functions required for digital photography – shutter speed, aperture, focusing and ISO sensitivity. This is also the reason for the replacement of the camera’s display with an ISO selector dial. For reasons of quality, exposures are saved as raw data in DNG format. Working with the Leica M Edition 60 intentionally demands the same care and attention as working with an analogue model. Only the sensor and the entire electronics reflect the state of the art of contemporary camera technology…”
Only 600 will be made of this $20,000 digital camera and I sure to wish I had one to take pictures with when I attend Design Miami this year !