Leica extends M line-up with the $5,200 M 262 entry-level rangefinder camera

Leica’s M type range of cameras has been consistently bringing new shooters to the thoroughfare. While there have been brief mentions of cameras that need to justify price and be ‘for everyone’, the brand seems to have taken notice and release the M 262 entry-level camera.

It goes without saying that you cannot expect a galaxy of features to pour in with this one. For starts, it shaves off the video recording capabilities and even the Live View focusing. What it does include instead is a 24-megapixel CMOS sensor with an ISO range of 100-6,400. It offers a handy continuous shooting mode in which it can capture up to 3 frames per second. With a quieter shutter and a useful 3-inch monitor, the camera does well to fulfill basic shooting needs of Leica loyalists who are running on a budget. Being a rangefinder camera, the piece is consistent with its predecessors by omitting the presence of an autofocus feature. You can get some stability though, thanks to the Leica M Mount that comes along with it.
While this may be an entry-level rangefinder camera from the house of Leica, it doesn’t shy away from a weighty four-figure price tag. The M 262 is available for $5,200.

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