The whopping price of Leica's S2 won’t fit every pocket. So the famous photography firm has launched a (slightly) more affordable model – the M9. Leica_M9_01 Leica's M9 is fitted with a full-frame sensor Although the latest model doesn’t feature the S2’s whopping 32Mp sensor, the M9 still manages to cram an impressive 18Mp …
yes, and .... ?
"The camera costs... wait for it... £4850" - so what. If the camera is too expensive, you can't afford system M anyway. Leica lenses aren't cheap.
But wait, there is more. Leica indeed launched more affordable compact camera on Sep 9th. It's called X1.
Perhaps you mixed up press releases?