Concur pretty much. But in the past Leica has always been a step behind with sensors. Maybe they are finally catching up with sensor tech with their new models.First, Leicas are made in small numbers, which is more expensive. Second, they're made for engineering quality without any regard for price. Leica fans see this and embrace it, but value-seekers think the prices are insane.
As others have said, manufactured in small numbers, attention to detail, impeccable quality, high labour costs, desirable/collectable, tested before shipping, fabulous to useRight, so I'm not trying to be mean about this brand because I know how popular it is, but why in the world is it so expensive?? Anyone know what it is that raises the prices on these cameras so consistently?