Leica says its new T camera system “combines pure design, handcrafted excellence, with an entirely new operating system.”
The mirror-free interchangeable lens camera is “pared-down to the essential functions,” the company says, “with its purist design and perfect craftsmanship.” The camera body is manufactured from a single block of aluminum to “present clean lines, smooth surfaces and formal minimalism at its best.”
The Leica T has a 16-megapixel APS-C-format sensor, and is primarily operated through its 3.7-inch touchscreen interface. It also has WiFi and can be controlled with an iPhone or iPad.
Of course coming from Leica, it’s pricey for a 16MP camera: the body is $1850, and the first two lenses for the system, an 18-56mm F3.5-5.6 and a 23mm F2 prime, are $1750 and $1950. Want a viewfinder? That’ll be $595.