I have an M9, so I have no reason to be pouty about the new M-M at all, and I love the idea, except that I am having trouble with a few details regarding whether this camera makes sense to most people (which it clearly does not).
The biggest one is the claim of higher resolution. We all know that the 100% higher resolution that Leica is claiming is nonsense (why do they do that, I wonder?). I could see 15% better, some people have said 30% better, but it's going to be in that range, not 100%.
I get that the Bayer filter interpolation in the raw file will reduce resolution, and that each pixel can be taken at it's own site without requiring any manipulation.
However, does that actually happen? Can Leica actually bypass the interpolation in the software? If the camera outputs DGN files and the image is then rendered in a regular program like Lightroom, then doesn't the software apply a Bayer interpolation to the file regardless?
If the files are TIFF or something similar, I could see the claim for improved resolution, but unless there is a way to skip the interpolation in the software, how is it possible to produce a higher resolution image? Since every RAW file requires interpolation for color images, I can't imagine that the rendering engine interpolation can be turned off.
Does anyone have any insight into this?