Features include a 30x45mm Leica Pro Format imaging sensor and a body built to protect from dust and moisture.

It should be compatible with Leica’s 10 S-system lenses which includes the new 100mm f/2 Summicron-S ASPH.

The Leica S-E is due out this month priced £12,480. AP has an interview with Leica today, so check back later for more details.

Leica has also today announced the 2015 launch of a new version of its flagship S camera (Type 007), boasting 4K video capture, plus a new imaging sensor and Maestro II processor.

Touted features include a faster 3.5 frames-per-second still image burst rate, quicker autofocusing and predictive AF.

The S also includes a built-in GPS module, new ‘dual-axis’ sprit level, built-in Wi-Fi and a 3in (921,600-dot resolution) screen.

The display on the top panel has been redesigned to be easier to read. The new S is due out in spring 2015, priced £18,720.

• In other Leica news, there is a new £1,550 Leica X, a 16.5MP APS-C camera with a 23mm f/1.7 Summilux lens, due out this month

• Leica has also confirmed the ‘January 2015’ launch of a pair of new lenses for its T-system; the 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 Super-Vario-Elmar-T ASPH; and 55-135mm f/3.5-4.5 APO Vario-Elmar ASPH. They are due to cost £1,350 each