So Where's the M?

Turns out it might be a little while just yet. Today over on, they posted that when asked when the first image samples would finally be available - Stefan Daniel, Leica director product management, told them:

Leider noch nicht, wir sind derzeit am “letzten Schliff” der Bildeinstellungen. Ich gehe davon aus, dass dies Ende Jan / Anfang Feb soweit sein wird!

Or in English:

Unfortunately not yet, we’re currently putting the “final touches” on the image settings. I assume that it’s going be ready by the end of January / beginning February!

So despite some renegade samples (of dubious quality) don't expect to see them in the channel until later February, early March. This is kind of what we expected and some reports trickling in seem to confirm this estimate.