Summary: 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.
Excerpt: "Leica" and "budget" tend not to be words you see side by side or even in the same sentence. But the Leica M-E rangefinder goes at least some distance to trim back the price of this classic rangefinder series. Is that "E" for economy? Not quite, but here's what we made of the M-E model when we went hands-on at Photokina. In short the Leica M-E is like a redressed Leica M9. It's still got the full-frame, 18-megapixel CCD sensor, and the design's the same too.
Summary: Leica M-E è una fotocamera digitale compatta equipaggiata con sensore CCD da 18 megapixel, sensibilità ISO 100-2.500, display da 2,5 pollici, slot per schede SD, supporto per i formati DNG e JPEG, modalità di scatto automatiche e manuali
Summary: Deckkappe und Bodenplatte in Anthrazitgrau grenzen die Leica M-E auf Anhieb von ihren Schwestermodellen in Schwarz und Silber ab. Zudem ist die Neue von Leica erheblich günstiger als das Topmodell M. Wie bewährt sich die „Volks-Leica“ in der Praxis?