Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M"Discussions about the Leica M8 /M 8.2 / M9 / M9-P/ M-E / M Monochrom / M10 aka "M": Leica digital M mount rangefinder cameras. Naming the new digital M the "Leica M" is VERY unfortunate as it will only confuse newbies with other Leica M cameras of the the past. Happily there is room for confusion with only the past 59 years of Leica M production ... since Leica introduced the Leica M system in 1953. All Hail for the Leica Marketing Department learning Leica M history!
The item description sounds like the M8 doesn't exist yet:
Will the Leica M8 prove to be a resounding success? I believe it should sell well to those who can afford buying an expensive, interchangeable digital rangefinder camera, and want the best image quality possible from a digital camera. Professional photographers, especially those working under low-light conditions in which camera shutter noise should be kept at a minimum (e. g. a theatrical performance or chamber music recital), may not find the Leica M8 a suitable professional-grade digital camera. However, I strongly suspect that the Leica M8 will have a loyal following amongst both long-time Leica aficionados and those interested in using an interchangeable M-mount digital rangefinder camera.