Here's a camera which deserves maximum exposure.
If you’re already familiar with Leica - and you very well should be - chances are you’ll have already figured out that this is the latest model to bolster the legendary German firm’s rangefinder line-up.
Only there’s one major difference here - this is one of the very models not to bear the brand’s iconic logo on its cumbersome front, meaning you might well have to put up with a few Johnny-Come-Lately types believing you’ve bought a fake on your holidays.
So why splurge? The other, lesser noticeable, changes include a 24 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, giving it a superior shot to most in the market, and then there’s its 2GB memory buffer, making it twice as fast at capturing shots in burst mode than the model before it.
Additionally, being a Leica, you also know full well what else you’re getting: Maestro image processor, HD 1080p video recording, traditional thumb wheel, 1800mAH battery and that sweet full-metal magnesium alloy chassis as durable as anything else out there.
Unfussy, unbreakable (to a point) and undeniably beautiful, if you can afford to shell out £5,650 on a camera, now's your chance.
Then again, with a price tag that steep, perhaps a knock-off isn’t such a bad idea...