Leica teases new Mini M camera ahead of June announcement


posted Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 12:40 PM EST


High-end camera manufacturer Leica has started a flurry of rumors by teasing a new camera to be announced next month. Leica uploaded a picture to both its website and Facebook page with a mysterious object labeled the "Mini M" sitting between the Leica M and Leica X2. Set to be unveiled June 11th, there's unfortunately nothing else we know about what this camera might be.

Unsurprisingly, this little snippet of information has caused a huge amount of discussion about what this new camera might be. Leica's own compact system camera? A full frame fixed lens camera to take on the RX100? A miniature digital rangefinder?

Leica Rumor's sources say, at the very least, it's not a rebranded Panasonic, so this should be a true Leica camera. By positioning the Mini M between the Leica M and the Leica X2, that's a price range of $2,000 to $7,000, which could accommodate just about any camera imaginable.

We've reached out to Leica to see if we can't get an official comment on the upcoming announcement, and will update if we hear anything. Until then, what do you think Leica's going to announce? What will the Leica Mini M be?