Leica has a lot of people waiting with bated breath for the announcement of their upcoming M10 camera. It has been over a year since its predecessor, the M9, was announced; so a lot of people expect the manufacturer to make an announcement pretty soon.
But Leica is making sure the M9 goes out with a bang by announcing a limited-edition white version of the M9-P that will be made available to the Japanese market. The shooter is a full-frame digital camera that can shoot striking images with a maximum resolution of 18.5 megapixels.
Only 50 of these limited-edition cameras are going to be produced, and they will be packaged with a silver Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 lens and a leather strap in the kit. But here’s the kicker: it’s going to come with an astronomical price tag of ¥2,620,000 (around $31,792).
The M9 sells for around $7,995, so you can do the math and see if you can justify purchasing this beauty of a camera for roughly four times the MSRP of the ordinary version.[Leica Rumors] and [CNET]