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Leica M

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PC Mag Editor's Choice Ephotozine Recommended
A multi award winning and high-quality MILC digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 4 further awards from other expert sites
MILC 24MP 5952 X 3976 Pixels CMOS Feb 2014
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Leica M Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Leica M number 338 across all digital cameras.
93
Reviews
151 Reviews + 5 Awards
51
Value for Money
Average
91
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Age
4 Years Old
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has great expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received five awards including a "Recommended" award from Ephotozine plus one other site and an "Especially Recommended" from Ljudochbild.se. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Leica digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report product quality, good picture quality and video capture.
The M has some great features:
5952 x 3976 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Upper normandy revisited - magnum photographer jean gaumy returns to his roots
Leica max 24 MP sensor for maximum imaging quality
Fast leica maestro image processor
Universal capabilities with live view and the electronic viewfinder
Splash-proof camera body
All the new features of the leica M at A glance

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 377 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 397 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 393 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up.
There is a 84% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

Leica M Video Reviews

How Big is the Leica M?

The Leica M is 139mm wide and 80mm tall. It is 42mm deep and weighs 680g.

Leica M front dimensions
Leica M size in context

Leica M In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Five Industry Awards

The authors at two expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this digital camera. This was from Ephotozine and Focus-numerique.fr who gave it an "Recommended".

Two additional expert review sites endorsed this camera. The expert at review website Ljudochbild.se gave this Leica camera an "Especially Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and the writer at website PC Mag gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and decided it was amazingly good.

The author at one other expert review site concluded that this camera was very good. This was from 01net.com who gave it an "5 Star".

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 17 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews, Ephotozine and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this camera is 82 out of 100.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

M owners on average rated this camera as terrific. Over 75% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Owners think this Leica digital camera is one of the better cameras.

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Leica Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 919 owner and expert reviews (including 351 verified purchases) for Leica cameras and found that on average Leica has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 97% of those that bought a Leica digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Eight owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

25 customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images and seven people considered that it had a good picture resolution.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Two owners who reviewed the Leica M thought it was good for video recording.

Users Report Nice Design

Seven owners who purchased it reckoned that it was good looking.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three people who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it had a good screen.

Customers Report Acceptable Noise Level

Three people wrote that it was quiet.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Nine customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well made.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Four customers reckoned that the Leica M was easy to use and two people who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Three people who reviewed it wrote that it was compact.

Users Report Great Battery Life

Four customers who bought the product considered that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Four people who purchased it thought it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Five customers concluded that it had a good autofocus.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old, and at £3,995.00 it is more expensive than 96% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Leica M and the United Kingdom price of £3,995.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $4,892.39 (£6,797.98).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in February 2014.

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Features

5952 X 3976 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Leica M is 5952 x 3976 pixels. That's 49% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Leica M of 24MP is in the highest 9% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Leica M's maximum ISO sensitivity of 6,400 is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 51% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the Leica M of 680g is in the heaviest 7% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average weight of all digital cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Leica M supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Slower Than Average Start-Up Time

The Leica M's start-up time of 1,000ms is slower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is slower than 68% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the start-up times range from 0.1ms to 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 590ms.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Leica M of 3" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 64% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Leica M features contrast adjustment. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Leica M has a shoe mounting point, unlike 89% of digital cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Leica M supports dioptic correction. 90% of cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Leica M features saturation adjustment, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Leica M does not have an HDMI, although this is within the context that 55% of digital cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Supports Live View

The Leica M supports live view, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Leica M has a tripod mount. 73% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Leica digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

leica evleimbkb1bdl, leica evleimsrb1bdl, leica msrb1bdl, leica mbkb1bdl, leica mtyp262, leica 10947, leica 10771

Barcodes:

00616348040518, 00616348040525, 00616348086868, 00640522517763, 00799429107703, 00799429107710, 00799429109479, 04022243107700, 04022243107717, 04022243109476

Frequently Asked Questions About the Leica M

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