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Leica M-E

Leica M-E Digital Camera

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MILC 18MP CCD SDHC Mar 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Count Sensor Type Memory Card Release Date
Since the introduction of the rangefinder system in 1954, Leica M film cameras have been considered by many photographers to be the perfect tool for capturing the fascination of a moment... More
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9 Reasons For

Leica Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

MILC digital cameras manufactured by Leica have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just MILC digital cameras) and found that Leica also has good reviews across its entire range.

Price Has Recently Dropped by £881.95

In the last fortnight the price of the M-E has dropped by £881.95.

CCD Sensor Type

The Leica M-E has a CCD sensor type which is better than the MOS sensor type found on most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

A CCD sensor type is in fact the best sensor type across all cameras of this age and spec.

The worst sensor type amongst comparable types of digital camera is MOS.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Very Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The Leica M-E has one of the longest maximum camera shutter speeds (240 seconds) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. Cameras of a comparable spec and age to the M-E have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 15s and 240s.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Across all the digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the battery capacities range from 680mAh to 4,400mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,400mAh. The Leica M-E has one of the bigger battery capacities (1,860 milliampere * hour) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Leica M-E is more than most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Leica camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the M-E. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Manual", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Leica M-E has a better display than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Leica digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most cameras that came out around the same time as it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all cameras of this type and age the display ranges from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the Leica M-E is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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17 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Leica M-E does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago which support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Leica M-E does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Leica M-E does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Leica M-E does not support video recording. Most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not support video recording.

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Not Cheap

The cheapeast cameras of this age and type that we found costs £61 and the most expensive costs £4,995. We think that this digital camera looks expensive for a similar spec camera that was released more than two years ago.

Not 3D Compatible

The Leica M-E is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the M-E are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Leica M-E does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the M-E also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Leica M-E is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the M-E are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the Leica M-E does not have an image stabiliser.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the M-E have screen sizes of between 2.5" and 4.8", and the average screen size is 3". The Leica M-E has a fairly small screen size (only 2.5 inches) compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Low Maximum ISO Speed

The lowest maximum ISO speed of digital cameras of this age and type is 2,500, the highest is 410,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 23,000. The maximum ISO speed of the Leica M-E of only 2,500 is one of the lowest amongst cameras of this age and type.

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Only 2592 X 1728 Still Image Resolution

The Leica M-E has a 2592 x 1728 still image resolution which is higher than the 2736 x 1824 still image resolution found on most comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera also have still image resolutions of 5212 x 3472, 3840 x 2592 and 1728 x 1152 and 1280 x 846. The best still image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the M-E is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Very Low Display Resolution

At only 230,000 pixels, the Leica M-E has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the M-E. The display resolutions of cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the M-E range from 33 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Only Optical Viewfinder

This digital camera has an Optical viewfinder, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Leica M-E is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras that are a similar age to the M-E. The image format "DNG" is also supported by this Leica camera.

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Very Heavy

MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the M-E have weights of between 70g and 680g, and the average weight is 310g. The Leica M-E is quite heavy (585 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the M-E.

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Very Long Start-Up Time

Cameras of this age and type have start-up times of between 0.5ms and 1,000ms. At 1,000 millisecond, the Leica M-E has a very long start-up time compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the M-E.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Leica M-E

Released Over Two Years Ago

Leica released the M-E over two years ago.

Average Megapixel Count

The Leica M-E has a pretty typical megapixel count (18 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the M-E.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Body Material
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Lens Mount
Focusing
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Dioptre Correction
Tripod Mount
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Start-Up Time
Diopter Adjustment
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Special Features

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers leica 10759
Barcodes 00799429107598, 00799429184612, 04022243107595, 04022243184619

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