Leica has posted the PDF manual of its upcoming DMR (Digital Module R) for its Leica R series SLRs. The document reveals a very exciting product that should be in consumer hands in the next month or so -- almost a year behind schedule. You can now pre-order the DMR if you can afford the US$5500 street price.
The DMR is a 10 megapixel interchangeable back designed for the Leica R9 film camera. The DMR back can be changed out in the field with the standard film back if you need to use film midway during a shoot. The DMR has a 1.37x crop factor and is compatible with all R-lenses that can mount on the Leica R9. The maximum framerate is 2 fps for a burst of 10 photographs, stored on SD memory cards.