This new model in the rangefinder system “is limited to only those functions that create a better image,” explains the company.
These essentials include the M-System’s typical rapid manual focusing with the viewfinder/rangefinder and the focusing ring of the lens, as well as the option of selecting automatically determined or manually set shutter speeds.
Leica calls it the “ideal entry-level model” for photographers wishing to “experience the fascination” or who require a second camera.
The M-E features the 18-megapixel full-format CCD sensor.
The top deck and base plate are finished in unobtrusive anthracite grey and there’s new leather trim with enhanced grip.
The camera comes with Leica Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.