Last year Leica released an update to their famed M9 digital camera--the Leica M. It was entirely new from the ground up, with a new sensor, processor, screen, and just about everything else beneath that signature brass body.
Now we have yet another update, the Leica M-P Digital. A nod to the original Leica M-P film camera, and the M9-P digital, it's essentially a new Leica M with a few key differences.
Leica has doubled the RAM buffer to 2 GB, which means shot-to-shot performance should be improved, with the capability of shooting more photos without having to stop and wait for it to write to the card. They've also replaced the LCD cover with a scratch-proof sapphire glass to increase durability.
Most importantly, however, like the M-P and M9-P that came before it, they have removed the red Leica dot logo from the front of the camera, giving it a stealthy and understated look. There's no denying that the red dot grabs attention, so the M-P helps that by removing the dot in favor of a classic Leica inscription on the top plate. The result is beautiful, clean, and almost tactical in appearance.
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