Leica announces 'M' 24MP live view full-frame CMOS rangefinder with movies: Digital Photography Review Leica announces the M-E, a stripped-down 18MP full-frame rangefinder: Digital Photography Review Now just called M and M-E. The M type240 has movie mode! The M is CMOS The M-E is the old CCD -- basically a re-branded M9, but instead of $6,995 new, it's $5,500 new. Some people with M9s I think will not be pleased with their resale value -- but they can afford it On the M: Focus peaking, Live view and R mount compatability "Leica has announced its latest M series rangefinder - the 24MP CMOS Leica M. The company says all future M models will also simply be called the 'M'. The latest model (referred to as 'Typ 240') becomes the first of its rangefinders to feature live view, and offers a choice of magnified view or focus peaking for precise through-the-lens focusing, allowing Leica to promise compatibilty with R-mount lenses. It also becomes the first M capable of movie shooting - capturing 1080p footage at 25 or 24 frames per second. It includes a 920k dot LCD with smartphone-style Gorilla Glass cover, and accepts the same plug-in EVF as used by the X2. Availability is scheduled for early 2013 with a retail price of $6,950 in the US and £5100 in the UK."