Leica M-E (Typ 220) review at Amateur Photographer UK: For an awful lot of money you get image quality comparable to other top cameras in this segment, and that's it.

LEica M-E (Typ 220) with lens.

"With only a few slight differences between the Leica M9 (and M9-P) and the new M-E, the £600 gulf in price between the cameras does make the M-E seem like more of a bargain. For those with newer lenses, the features lacking in the M-E certainly won't be missed. However, despite the high quality of the build and the images it produces, the camera is left wanting in some areas, notably its LCD screen - £3,900 is still a lot of money for a camera with only a 2.5in display. . . . read more

The new Leica M can shoot video, has live view, comes with a smaller (and cheaper) sibling.

It also comes with a new naming style. Gone are the numbered suffixes, like the M8, M9 etc, because in Leica's own words:

The Leica M also marks the beginning of a new era in the Leica product naming policy. In future, Leica M and S model names will omit the number suffix to emphasize the enduring and long-term significance of the respective systems. As for the sibling, it appears to be a slightly stripped down M9.  . . . read more

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