Details of the Mini M Revealed!

Codenamed "Paula" - it looks like we now have the likely specifications on the upcoming "Mini M" camera that Leica has been teasing us with on their website and will be revealed on June 11th. Other sites on the web have varying information (including the above image). The name appears to be the Leica "X Vario" (Type 107). It's being described by some as an "X2 with a slow zoom." Keep in mind that we're continually updating this information as we get tips (and is the way this site works in general).

You can see sample photos from the camera posted by Jono Slack. Also, a German retailer has leaked some info which seems to confirm the name, price and basic specs. The info we received, calling it an "X2 with a slow zoom" appears correct.

The latest suggested specifications are:

  • 16.5MP (16.2MP effective) APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Leica Vario Elmar 1:3.5-6.4/18-46mm ASPH lens (28-70mm equivalent)
  • 9 elements in 8 groups, 2 ASPH elements
  • Minimum focusing distance: 30cm
  • ISO range: 100 - 12,500
  • Shutter speeds: 30s - 1/2000s
  • 3" TFT LCD with 921k pixels
  • Full 1080p HD video
  • Built-in flash
  • Storage media: SD/SDHC/SDXC
  • Battery capacity: 360 exposures
  • Dimensions: 133 x 73 x 95mm
  • Weight: 679g (24oz) with batteries
  • Price: 2,450€ ($3,200)
  • Made in Germany
  • Additional accessories to include grip, lens hood, external EVF and several different cases
  • Adobe Lightroom will also be included

The specs in this image seem to be at least partially wrong, and the camera itself no longer matches the latest teaser image from Leica. So at this point, consider the following a likely fake:


It's now out. We're going to go with, "told you so." :)