Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Leica M8

The Leica M8 features 10 megapixel resolution from a CCD image sensor that yields a 1.33x focal length crop, compatibility with almost all Leica M-system lenses manufactured since 1954, storage on Secure Digital cards, and power from a proprietary Lithium Ion battery. The M8 is clearly designed to reproduce the experience of Leica's classic rangefinders as closely as possible, while substituting a digital sensor for the film - and it looks like the company has succeeded nicely. The M8's lines are clean and classic, and the controls look straightforward and approachable - particularly for anyone used to the company's film cameras.