Konost to Release Digital Rangefinder Camera in 2016

digital rangefinder Mar 2, 2015

Konost Digital Rangefinder Rendering

US company Konost has secured funding to develop an all new digital rangefinder camera that sports the Leica M-mount. The Konost FF will be even more minimalist than the Leica M8 yet sports a hybrid optical VF + electronic focusing system that is mechanically coupled to M-mount lenses. Sounds like what Leica should have done with the digital M’s. Here is an animation showing the digital rangefinder in action:

It is my fervent hope that this camera makes it to market. The digital rangefinder space has no real competition (no, mirrorless cameras are not digital rangefinders despite the fact that they have no mirror) and competition is a very good thing. Here is their intro video: