A while ago I wrote about a look at the (then) rumored “LEICA M10 WITH ELCTRONIC “VISOFLEX” at: http://gmpphoto.blogspot.com/2012/07/leica-elctronic-visoflex.html.
My crystal ball must have been especially clear that day, because the article came very close to what the Leica M actually turned out to be. I found it especially interesting that Leica decided to use the term "Visoflex" for the electronic viewfinder, since I did so as well. Of course a few things were missed, like the 24 megapixel CMOS sensor, the multifunction handgrip and the full HD video capabilities. But after having been seriously involved with Leica for almost 45 years, I guess I have developed a fairly good feel for what we might expect from Leica.
Leica M10 with electronic viewfinder as imagined
The new Leica M with electronic viewfinder
A similar accuracy was expressed when I commented on a rumor that the Leica M9 replacement might be black and white only. At the time I accurately predicted that the black and white camera would be an additional model in the Leica lineup.
What might we expect from Leica in the future? I think for the time being, we should digest all what’s new since just yesterday. But I do have the nagging feeling that the next addition to the Leica M camera line will be a separate line of autofocus lenses. The next Photokina is only two years away.