Zenit’s full-frame mirrorless camera could actually be a modified Leica SL

Sep 18, 2017

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Zenit’s full-frame mirrorless camera could actually be a modified Leica SL

Sep 18, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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About a month ago, we announced that Zenit is making a comeback with a full frame digital mirrorless camera. According to the latest information, the upcoming camera from Zenit could be based on the pricey Leica SL.

According to USSRPhoto, the new Zenit’s camera will have the innards of the Leica SL, but with some modifications from Zenit. Russia-based company KMZ will produce the lens for the new camera.

As PetaPixel reports, KMZ is a mechanical and optical factory, so they’re dedicated to producing the lenses. As for the digital and electronic parts, reportedly all this will be done by French and German firms.Their source also says that the new camera from Zenit will be more than pure rebranding. It will be based on the Leica SL, but with the design made specifically for Zenit. After all, as Zenit’s director said to a Russian radio service, they’ll produce a camera with “modernized, but the characteristic contours.”

So I guess they’ll keep some of the recognizable Zenit’s design, but lean on Leica’s characteristics when it comes to electronics. It’s possible that Zenit’s new camera will be much cheaper than Leica SL, but I guess we have yet to see.

[via PetaPixel]

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3 responses to “Zenit’s full-frame mirrorless camera could actually be a modified Leica SL”

  1. Wild Moe Avatar
    Wild Moe

    ZENICA
    ?

  2. g_disqus Avatar
    g_disqus

    It’s modern Russia. They are not thinking about profit of manufacturing. There is just only getting money from taxpayers (by government). Maybe they will make some camera (few samples) for prime minister and other big boys.

  3. Paul Richards Avatar
    Paul Richards

    they would have to be a lot cheaper than Leica otherwise they will have no sales