I unhesitatingly concede this, even though my original post about the SL postulated that this camera might actually kill Leica.
I no longer believe this to be the case, though I still have to question who the intended customer for the SL is (hint: it’s not the professional photographer, no matter what the marketing and some review sites may say).
Now, I will admit, I may be wrong about this too, but getting back to the topic of this post…
The more output I’ve seen from this camera, the more I think that Leica is using their (patented?) Tomato-Face™ technology, first quietly introduced on the Leica M (Type 240). It’s a more refined version though, with a more subtle tomato rendering.
What is Tomato-Face™ technology? It’s the high tech advancement in digital imaging processing that converts — on-camera — natural Caucasian skin tones to a red-speckled La Tomatina (Spain’s Tomato Festival) participant’s complexion.
↑image courtesy of LaTomatina.org
You aren’t convinced that this is possible? Have a look at some of the online images and then get back to me.
Once again, Leica, I’m advising you — for your own good: please bring back an updated CCD sensor for your next Leica M camera (see My Open Letter to Leica – over 600 photographers agree).