The cat is out of the bag. Full specs are available now, and it is disappoining. Very disappointing (for the price).
The Mini M is actually a Leica X with a fixed zoom lens. And not just any zoomlens. No, a slow zoomlens. No (hidden) M-Mount to play with.
I really wonder who (in their right mind) will pay €2,500 (or around $3,000 USD) for a camera with a fixed slow zoom lens. I mean, there a numerous other cameras with better specs for less money. The only thing you might miss is the 'Leica-look' of the photos.
Specs that matter:
- 16 million pixel APS-C format sensor
- ISO 100-12,500
- Full HD (1080p) video
- 18-46mm fixed zoomlens (28-70mm 35mm-equivallent)
- Aperture f/3.5@18mm - f/6.4@46mm
The rest doesn't matter does it? The last two bullets spoil it all.
Full specs are available @ the Leica website [pdf].