It is rumoured that the M10 [Edit: M (Type 240)] will be announced by Leica on Monday.
Supposedly, it will sport a CMOS sensor, which will allow for high ISO and video capabilities. If true, I’m sure it’ll be a hit.
However, I can’t help but feel a little sad about the demise of the CCD sensor, and its unique rendering. To this day, I believe digital images captured at base ISO with CCD sensors look different — and more appealing — than images from CMOS sensors.
It’s only my opinion of course.
If CMOS is part of Leica’s future, then I’m sure the venerable German company will have figured out a way to retain the fabled “Leica look”. But I’m equally sure that the rendering of an M10 [Edit: M (Type 240)] with CMOS will be different from the M9/M8 CCD experience.
Whether better or worse is open to debate, but it will be different.
So — if you’re like me and you value the look of CCD images — you better grab one of those heavily discounted brand new M9 cameras, while you still can.