Leica‘s been making cameras for a full century this year, and to celebrate, it’s just now getting around to releasing an interchangeable-lens camera that you might actually be able to afford… until you factor in the glass. Priced around $1,850 (without a lens), the T looks like a camera that you might want to own. Its core is chiseled from a solid brick of aluminum, resulting in a beautiful body (that’s equally durable). There’s a 16-megapixel APS-C sensor, a 3.7-inch high-res touchscreen, a 12,500 top ISO, 1080p video capture, a 5 fps continuous shooting mode and a pair of top-mounted control wheels for adjusting exposure. There’s also integrated WiFi, and you can pop on an optional electronic viewfinder, if that’s your thing.
Of course, since there’s a new lens mount, you’ll need to add on a $395 adapter to use your M-mount glass. Or you can buy one of two T-mount lenses: an $1,750 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom or a 23mm f/2 prime lens that’ll retail for around the same price. Leica’s also planning to show off 11-23mm and 55-135mm zoom lenses at Photokina this September, so you’ll be able to drop a few more grand to complete your set sometime soon. A silver version of the camera is expected to hit stores next month, while a black model should be available in early August. Hit up our friends at DPReview for some early impressions of the Leica T (spoiler alert: they really seem to like it).