Leica M

Celebrities, like Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johanssen and Daniel Craig, love their Leicas. Now, they’re sure to grab the newest version, the Leica M ($6,950). It retains the stout and solid construction of the M9, but the new innards are even more enticing than the sweet arils of a plump pomegranate. Upgrades include a new 3-inch 920k-dot LCD and a dedicated button for recording 1080P video. Stills and video should excel with the new 24-megapixel, full-frame Max CMOS sensor.