Leica M8.2 Digital Rangefinder Camera Now OfficialSLeica have stumped up with a new digital version of the classic M8 rangefinder, after their original M8 upgrade program, and dubbed it the M8.2. The company obviously subscribes to the "don't mess with a classic" design philosophy, so there's not much to see in the way of changes here but they are there.

Leica M8.2 Digital Rangefinder Camera Now OfficialS

Leica M8.2 Digital Rangefinder Camera Now OfficialS

Leica M8.2 Digital Rangefinder Camera Now OfficialS

Leica M8.2 Digital Rangefinder Camera Now OfficialS

The 10.3 Megapixel CCD-camera has a new "extra quite, low-vibration metal blade focal plane shutter," a top shutter speed of 1/4000th of a second, a new largely automatic snapshot mode, and it's apparently the "first professional digital camera" to use scratch-resist sapphire glass on the LCD screen. It'll work with M-series lenses, and takes SDHC cards up to 32GB. There's no data on pricing (though it'll certainly cost a packet)It's a chunky $6,200, and there's word it's due in October. [LetsGoDigital and Slashgear]