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Leica M Digital Camera

£5,612.14
£3,879.00 £1,733.14 cheaper than 52 days ago
MILC 24MP CMOS Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
Seven industry awards
For the price
Exposure compensation button not always easy to use
59 Reviews + 7 Awards
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Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

This high megapixel camera received a "Recommended" award from both websites Ephotozine and Focus-numerique.fr, both of which said that this camera was good.

The editors of websites Photozone.de and Ljudochbild.se both said that this digital camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This Leica camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review sites PC Mag who wrote that this camera was terrific.

This Leica camera received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com and it received a "Very Good" award from Optyczne.pl.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews, Ephotozine and PC Mag this Leica digital camera has an overall expert rating of 83 out of 100.

Excellent User Reviews

People who bought this high megapixel camera rated this digital camera as marvellous on average. Over 86% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 93% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Leica Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 751 expert and owner reviews (including 131 verified purchases), Leica has good ratings for its digital cameras. Leica also has good ratings specifically for its high megapixel cameras compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Leica digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Price

Price Has Gone Down by £1,733.14 (31%)

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For the Price

Five owners wrote that this digital camera was not good value for money. Website Shutterbug.com wrote “For the price” in their review of this digital camera. They also said “Not cheap enough” in their review. Website Olegnovikov.com wrote in their review of the Leica M “Cost although could be justified”.

Four customers who reviewed it concluded that it was expensive. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Still expensive” although they rated it 5 stars out of 5. Two years ago expert review site Reviewed.com mentioned “A pricey tip of the hat to the film era In the end” in their review of this digital camera. Dan mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The camera is pricey and the lenses as well.”.

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Not Cheap

We think this camera looks expensive compared to other high megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago. We checked 56 high megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago and they range in price from £33 to £6,599.

Expensive

Four customers who reviewed it concluded that it was expensive. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Still expensive” although they rated it 5 stars out of 5.

Two years ago expert review site Reviewed.com mentioned “A pricey tip of the hat to the film era In the end” in their review of this digital camera. Dan mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The camera is pricey and the lenses as well.”.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was February 2014 when this high megapixel camera was released.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Leica M has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Leica M supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Leica M supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Leica M is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Leica digital camera). This camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of this type and age.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Audio

Nearly Silent Shutter

Two owners who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was quiet. Pc Mag mentioned “Nearly silent shutter”. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “Quiet Operation” in their review of this digital camera.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Leica M has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Flash

Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Leica M has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Leica M does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Camera

Features Saturation Adjustment

The Leica M features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Dioptre Correction

The Leica M has a dioptre correction. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a dioptre correction.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Leica M features contrast adjustment. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also feature contrast adjustment.

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Supports Live View

The Leica M supports live view, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Leica M has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Leica M has a battery charger included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Leica M has a hand strap. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Leica M has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Compact

Nine customers who reviewed the Leica M concluded that it was compact. Website It Reviews.com wrote “Compact form factor”. Pc Mag mentioned “Fairly compact”. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote “Its design is pretty compact when you consider its”.

Heavy

The average weight of digital cameras of this age and type is 400g, and the weights range from 90g to 1.5kg. With a weight of 680 grams, the Leica M is one of the heavier digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera amongst high megapixel cameras of this age.

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The Leica M has a greater number of ISO speeds than most high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

5952 X 3976 Pixels Image Resolution

The Leica M has a 5952 x 3976 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it have a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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24 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 24 megapixels camera.

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Viewfinder

Very Low Magnification

With a magnification of only 0.68 times zoom factor, the Leica M has one of the lower magnifications amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera the magnifications range from 0.17x to 20x, and the average magnification is 1.3x.

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Design

Good Looking

Four customers who reviewed the Leica M considered that it was good looking. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “Beautiful Olive Green” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Herr Barnack mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The olive green finish of the Safari camera is elegant and beautiful; the online photos of it do not do it justice” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Motta scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “Files are beautiful! It takes a little getting used to the rangefinder system”.

Two customers considered that the product was well designed. Two years ago Pc Mag mentioned “Bright, uncluttered viewfinder”.

Two people who reviewed this digital camera said that it was smooth. Pc Mag mentioned “Smooth manual focus ring”. Juaniquín wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Zooming ring super smooth and precise, as well as manual focusing with it” in their review of this digital camera.

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Solid Build

Ten people thought it was well made. Pc Mag wrote in their Leica M review “Excellent build”. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site PC Mag two years ago “Is a solid choice for rangefinder photographers looking for a compact short telephoto lens.”. They also said “Perfectly engineered” in their review.

Solid Build Quality

Eleven people wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Website Olegnovikov.com said in their review of this digital camera “Flawless picture quality across the entire sensitivity range” . Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Solid build quality”. Website It Reviews.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Excellent image quality” however they gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

Superb Control of Any Headphone

Six owners who purchased the product considered that it was easy to use. Website Techradar.com said “Live View makes longer lenses easier to use” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Eight years ago website Kenrockwell.com wrote “Superb control of any headphone” in their review of this digital camera. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Easy to Use” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.


Exposure Compensation Button Not Always Easy to Use

Two people who bought it agreed that it did not have good exposure controls. Website Olegnovikov.com said “Dedicated exposure compensation and sensitivity controls would be nice”.

Perfect Video Playback

Two owners who bought the product mentioned that it was good for video recording. Website Shutterbug.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Perfect video playback”.

Excellent Image Quality

Twenty-two customers who reviewed the Leica M reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Website Olegnovikov.com mentioned “Basic and traditional photography controls similar to a film camera”. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “It captures images that are sharp from edge to edge at every aperture.”. They also mentioned “The ability to capture images that are crisp from edge to ed” in their review.

Eight owners thought this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Website Olegnovikov.com wrote “Impressive resolution and detail” in their review of this digital camera. They also said “Dedicated to monochrome shooting” in their review. Three years ago website Techradar.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “New rear screen is clear, bright and high resolution”.

Three people who bought it reckoned that it had a good image sensor. Website Olegnovikov.com said in their review of this digital camera “No filters over the sensor or interpolation to reduce detail” . Website Bhphotovideo.com said “Great Fingerprint Sensor” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Three years ago expert website Reviewed.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Not only is the new sensor a great performer.”.

Three customers who bought the product wrote that it was good in low light. Website Bhphotovideo.com rated it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Good in Low Light”. Ted the Photographer mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Great in low light situations” in his review of this digital camera.

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Bright Optical Viewfinder

Five owners who purchased the product agreed that it had a good viewfinder. Pc Mag wrote three years ago “Big, bright optical viewfinder” . Ted the Photographer mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com also three years ago “The viewfinder is bright” and scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Includes Lens Hood

Ten people who reviewed it thought it had a good lens. Two years ago Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Includes lens hood and metal cap”. They also said “Supports additional adapters for other lens mounts” in their review. And also wrote “Includes metal lens hood and cap”.

Seven people concluded that it had a good autofocus. Website Olegnovikov.com wrote “Live view and focus peaking” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Reviewed.com said “Focus peaking dramatically expand the overall experience” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Paul Multiphoto B. mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The installed batteries get used quickly on focusing and testing.” in his review of this digital camera.

Three owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good zoom. Website Bhphotovideo.com scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said “Optical zoom” in their review of this digital camera.

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Power

Excellent Battery Life 600 Shots

Six owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Website Olegnovikov.com said “Excellent battery life 600 shots”. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote last year “Decent battery life” in their review of this digital camera and rated the Leica M 5 stars out of 5. Art Go said “Great battery life and fantastic image quality”.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers leica evleimbkb1bdl, leica evleimsrb1bdl, leica msrb1bdl, leica mbkb1bdl, leica 10947, leica 10771
Barcodes 00616348040518, 00616348040525, 00616348086868, 00640522517763, 00799429107703, 00799429107710, 00799429109479, 04022243107700, 04022243107717, 04022243109476

Leica M Review Sources

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