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September 9, 2009
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(FT3) UPDATED-> FAKE!!! Leica surprise! R10 spotted?

R10

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leicar10This one is an old image leak. We don’t know if the image is real!

FAKE: “Only the X1 and the Leica M9 have been announced :(

So finally we know(?) what’s the secret surprise from leica, is it the R10?

The sources says “The R10 beta tester says that the finder is so bright that Leica delivers sun glasses for free with the camera!

Source: l-camera-forum.com

(FT3) R10 specs??? Source: http://www.overgaard.dk/leica_R10_dSLR.html

Full frame 24x36mm.
Maestro processor (as in the Leica S2).
24MP or more (based on the size of the sensor compared to the 30×45 mm 37.5 MP sensor in the S2)
Kodak sensor.
ISO 1600 and above (with 1600 ISO in acceptable quality; better than existing Hasselblad it has been stated)
Same or better image quality than DMR (which is already better than Canon 1ds Mark III and Nikon D3)
Autofocus (with a new range of AF R-lenses implied, or internal AF as described further down the page!)
Backwards compatible with existing non-AF R-lenses,a dn with focus-confirmation.
Based on the S2 developments and technology
Big bright viewfinder, great for focusing, information and prople wearing glasses
Fast AF, fast buffer, fast everything
Smaller size than Leica R9, Leica S2 and Canon 1ds Mark III
FireWire
Focus on simplicity, manual control, image quality, Leica philosophy about the image in focus
Dual memory card support for Flash and SD-cards (as the S2)?

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UPDATE: We still don’t know if the R10 is real or fake. We are continuely checking the news…

September 8, 2009
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) Leica M9 and X1 price leaked.

Update: leica X1 and M9 are official. The M9 is available at amazon for veeeeerryyyy reach people:
Leica M9 18MP Digital Range Finder Camera (Black)
The Leica X1 12.2MP APS-C CMOS Digital Camera with Leica Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 Ashperical Lens with 2.7 inch LCD is cheaper :)
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Leica M9: $6,995 msp ships September, will not need uv-ir, will use regular m8 accessories.
Leica X1: $1,995 msp ships January. The Leica X1 is AF, has VR, 12mp cmos sensor and comes with optional viewfinder, ever ready case, grip etc.

via leicarumors.com

Update: You can download the Leica Brochure here at http://litpixel.com/m9_brochure_english_RZ_low.1.pdf

September 8, 2009
Posted in Rumors

a little bit of everything…

Samsung NX cameras will have Lens stabilization (no in Body IS). The new camera will be unveiled early 2010.

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Leicarumors Live blogging will start tomorrow 09.09.09 at 9:00 EST. Leica will announce their new products, the fullframe Leica M9, the APS-C fixed lens X1….and one more thing? :)
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Dcresoure asked their readers which camera they should review first. The Panasonic GF1 is the second most requested camera!

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580 review from dcresource.

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The m43forum.com now has a new design and covers is open for all microfourthirds user (E-P1, G1/Gh1 and GF1)

September 8, 2009
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Tomorrow Leica will announce that they won’t join the MFT world

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With the release of the X1, Leica has chosen to go its own way by not joining the MicroFourThirds technology. The X1 will use a new developed APS-C sensor and a ixed lens (Sorry, no interchangeable lens mount!). Anyway, Leica will keep working with Panasonic on new MicroFourThirds lenses.

Tomorrow (9am London time) you can follow the live presentation here: http://www.webcasts.com/mdlk001/090909b/

More infos about last hour news and leaks are available at leicarumors.com

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