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Leica updates the retro-styled M8 to M8.2 camera

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Our favourite camera maker has just updated one of our favourite cameras – upgrading the classic Leica M8 into the Leica M8.2.

Thankfully that cool retro look has survived pretty much unscathed, with the additions all being to the inner workings. That includes a 10.3 megapixel sensor, an ‘extra quiet, low-vibration metal blade focal plane shutter’, an increase in top shutter speed to 1/4000th of a second, a new auto snapshot mode and scratch-resistant sapphire glass on the LCD screen. You can use existing M-series lenses and you can bump up the storage to 32GB using SDHC cards.

All of that should mean a great deal to the pro snappers out there, much less to us laymen who just love the timeless looks. No news on price, but it’s certain to be well into four figures.

Find out more at the Leica website

  • Ian

    Curiously the new max shutter speed is actually a drop from the previous model – that one went up to 1/8000. Leica decided that quiet was more important than fast for the .2 version.