Leica still gung-ho on film and APS-C, but don't expect IBIS or EVF in M cameras

Leica: no IBIS or EVF in M series, but film and APS-C cameras will continue

Leica has made clear its plans regarding a number of its key product lines, spelling out the future of its film and APS-C cameras, and whether its M series cameras will receive mirrorless conveniences like in-body image stabilization (IBIS) and electronic viewfinders (EVF). 

There has been plenty of speculation about the Leica line-up, with many suggesting that production of its film cameras was coming to an end, and that recent reductions to the Leica CL (which was slashed by $1,495 earlier this year and is now available for just $2,995) likewise spell the end of the manufacturer's APS-C efforts. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.