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Leica M

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PC Mag Editor's Choice Ephotozine Recommended 01net.com 4 Star photozone.de Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured MILC digital camera, perfect for portrait photography
MILC 24MP CMOS Black Feb 2014
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Leica M Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Leica M number 272 across all digital cameras.
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48 Reviews + 7 Awards
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3 Years Old
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Average

Why Has it Scored 58?

It has great expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 93% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received seven awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Photozone.de plus one other site and a "Recommended" award from Ephotozine plus one other site. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Leica digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, great product quality and is robust.
The M has some great features:
5952 x 3976 pixels image resolution
Fairly high megapixels sensor
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 204 in portrait photography cameras. It is also excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 268 in wildlife photography cameras as well being very good for sports photography, ranking number 259 in sports photography cameras.
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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

Seven Industry Awards

This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both review websites Photozone.de and Ljudochbild.se, both of which thought that this Leica digital camera was great.

The writers at two other expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this digital camera. Ephotozine and Focus-numerique.fr both gave this camera a "Recommended" award.

The writer at website PC Mag decided that this Leica camera was superb and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The editors of two more expert review sites both thought that this digital camera was very good. 01net.com gave this camera a "5 Star" award and Optyczne.pl gave it a "Very Good" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This Leica camera has an average expert rating of 83 out of 100 based on 13 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews, Ephotozine and PC Mag.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, M owners rated this digital camera as superb. 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. That puts this Leica camera in the top 15% of all the digital cameras.

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Excellent Brand

We checked 880 user and expert reviews (including 314 verified purchases) for Leica digital cameras and found that on average Leica has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Leica has excellent ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 97% of those that bought a Leica digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

17 owners concluded that the product was able to produce good images, three owners who bought the product mentioned that it had a good picture resolution and two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in low light.

Customers Report Great Product Quality

Three people considered that the Leica M was good quality.

Customers Report it is Robust

Four owners who purchased it said that it was well made.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Four owners who reviewed the Leica M mentioned that it was compact.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Three customers who bought this digital camera thought it was easy to use.

Users Report Nice Design

Three owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was good looking.

Customers Report Good Battery Life

Two owners who reviewed it considered that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Four people who reviewed the product thought it had a good lens and four people thought it had a good autofocus.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Four people who reviewed it said that it was good value for money.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old, and at £3,999.00 it is more expensive than 97% 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 £3,999.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $5,371.99 (£6,980.90).

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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. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of the Leica M of 24MP is in the highest 8% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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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 digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Leica digital 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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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

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

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Heavy

The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Leica M of 680g is in the heaviest 6% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

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

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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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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Leica M of 3" is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Leica M features saturation adjustment. 88% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Leica M does not have an HDMI. 55% of digital cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

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

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Leica M supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Leica M has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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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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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Leica M features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Leica M has a tripod mount. 75% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Supports Live View

The Leica M supports live view, unlike 84% of digital cameras which do not support live view.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras. 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.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Leica released the M in February 2014.


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

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