New Leica Cameras have surfaced already

In anticipation of the 09/09/09 launch (does Tim Burton own a Leica?), someone cracked and posted images of the new cameras. The new cameras are the Leica M9 and the Leica X1. leica_M9_leica_x1 Specs (courtesy of The Leica X1 is real (not sure about the Leica M9 picture). Here are some of the specs (they were part of the picture comments on flickr, but are now all gone):

  • 12 mp APSC CEMOS sensor
  • Leica Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 ASPH lens (equivalent to 35mm)
  • Manual exposure operations (shutter dial/aperture dial)
  • Autofocus
  • Built-in flash (this is the circle cover on top right)
  • Bundled with Adobe Lightroom
  • Made in Germany

Here are the Leica M9 specs:

  • Full frame CCD 24×36mm 18.2 mp sensor
  • Improved image noise performance at high ISO settings
  • Improved operation reactivity
  • SD card slot
  • Bundled with Adobe Lightroom

Regarding availability: the rumor is that the Leica M9 will be available for sale next week and the Leica X1 will be in stores in few months.