New Leica M (Type 262) Coming

We've been saying for quite a while (since May, actually) that a new breed of M camera was coming - information that we received from a pretty credible source. However, we haven't been able to get any new information or further confirmation for a while now. When the Leica SL (Type 601) was introduced, it had us second-guessing if that wasn't it... But we don't think so. This new registration of a Leica M (Type 262) camera is renewing our faith in this original report that a new M camera is still coming.

Update (11/19/15):

We have the specs of the camera being released today!

  • 24 million pixel full-size CMOS sensor
  • shutter speed is 60-1/4000 seconds. Manual selector: 8-1/4000 seconds
  • ISO: 200-6400 (extended to ISO 100)
  • exposure range EV0-20
  • 0.68x finder
  • Monitor 3.0-inch. 921,000 dots
  • Media SD / SDHC / SDXC
  • no Live View function
  • no video features
  • image processing engine LEICA MAESTRO
  • aluminum top cover
  • 100g weight reduction from conventional M-type
  • quieter shutter
  • 3 fps
  • the camera's menu consists only of two pages
  • size: 80 mm x 42 mm x 138.6Mm
  • weight: 600g (including battery)

...And it's here - the Leica M (Type 262) camera!