Leica’s new model is not meant to compete with Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 and its full-frame sensor, nor will it be a more affordable version of the Leica M without rangefinder. The new Leica Mini M, instead, is kind of a different version of the X2, but with a zoom lens in place of the fixed one. All the leaks suggest it, although we still have to wait until June 11th to know Leica’s official version.
According to the web Mirrorless Rumors, this future Mini M will cost around 3300 USD, and will feature an APS-C 16-megapixel sensor and a Leica Elmar 28-70 mm f3.5-6.4 zoom. If this is true, this would be the first compact camera to ever feature an APS-C sensor with zoom.
Despite this, veteran users of the German brand don’t seem to find the Mini N’s extraordinary characteristics too impressive, as some have stated Leica’s mysterious marketing campaign got everybody’s expectations really high