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Leica M Digital Camera

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MILC 24MP CMOS Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
The new Leica M is the most innovative and versatile M-Camera that the modern M-System has ever created. It unites decades of experience in rangefinder technology with groundbreaking digital... More
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26 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by both Ephotozine and Focus-numerique.fr, both of which said that this Leica camera was good.

The writers at Photozone.de and Ljudochbild.se both decided that this MILC camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by PC Mag who concluded that this Leica camera was excellent.

01net.com gave this camera a "5 Star" award and Optyczne.pl gave it a "Very Good" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Twelve experts from sites including What Digital Camera, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and PC Mag have rated this camera on average 83%.

Excellent User Reviews

People who bought this digital camera rated this digital camera as brilliant on average. Users think this MILC camera is one of the very best cameras of this age and type.

Good Quality Lens

Several Leica M owners who purchased the Leica M reckoned that it had a good lens. Pcmag.com rated it 5 stars and said in their review of the Leica M “$4,295) is an excellent wide-angle lens for M-mount cameras”. Pcmag.com also mentioned “It's the best rangefinder lens that covers a wide”. Pc Mag said in their review “Lens hood is huge” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Some Leica M owners who reviewed the Leica M mentioned that it had a good autofocus.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Leica M owners said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Pcmag.com said in their Leica M review on expert website PC Mag “It captures images that are sharp from edge to edge at every aperture.”. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of the Leica M “Detailed images at every ISO” and scored it 80 out of 100. Pcmag.com also said “The ability to capture images that are crisp from edge to ed”.

A number of Leica M owners who reviewed the product wrote that it had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “A larger buffer for longer continuous shooting” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Photozone.de mentioned “It shows very good resolution across the frame wide open” in their review of this digital camera. Techradar.com/au/ said “New rear screen is clear, bright and high resolution”.

One Leica M reviewer wrote that it had a good image sensor. Expert website Reviewed.com said in their review of this digital camera “Not only is the new sensor a great performer.” .

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Robust

Several Leica M reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Leica M was well made. Two years ago expert review site Pcmag.com rated this digital camera 4 stars and said “Perfectly engineered”. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of the Leica M “Excellent build”. Pcmag.com also wrote “Is a solid choice for rangefinder photographers looking for a compact short telephoto lens.”.

One customer who bought the Leica M concluded that it was strong and durable. Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “A more durable rear LCD” in their review of the Leica M.

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Good Size

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Three years ago Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “Fairly compact”. Pcmag.com rated the Leica M 5 stars and said on expert website PC Mag “Its design is pretty compact when you consider its” in their review. Pc Mag also said “Compact for a full-frame camera”.

A few Leica M owners mentioned in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Reviewed.com said “The Leica M Monochrom has a gorgeous and well-built body that produces impressive black”. Techradar.com/au/ said in their review of this digital camera “Pleasuretouse body with first class lenses” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Six Leica M reviewers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was good quality. Two years ago Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Incredible build quality” in their review of the Leica M and rated the Leica M 80 out of 100. It Reviews.com mentioned in their review of the Leica M “Excellent image quality”. Three years ago expert review site Tech.uk.msn.com mentioned “It's traditionally also a name that delivers genuine quality” in their review.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some customers who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it had a good viewfinder. Pc Mag wrote “Big, bright optical viewfinder” in their Leica M review. Ephotozine.com wrote in their Leica M review three years ago “The Leica M Typ 240 is the only one with live view and an optical viewfinder, giving those that prefer the rangefinder view the option to use that” and rated it 4 stars.

One Leica M owner who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had an electronic viewfinder. One Leica M owner reckoned that it had a good screen.

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Nice Design

A number of Leica M owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. Pocket-Lint.com said on expert review site Pocket Lint “Because this gorgeous slice of German engineer”. Techradar.com/au/ gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the Leica M “The Leica M 240 offers beautiful image quality, with files that are full of detail”.

One Leica M owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was smooth. One customer who purchased the product thought it was well designed. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Bright, uncluttered viewfinder” in their review of the Leica M.

One Leica M owner who bought it considered that it was ergonomic. Expert review site Kenrockwell.com mentioned “The M 240 with external finder is an ergonomic nightmare” in their review of this digital camera.

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Easy to Use

A number of Leica M reviewers who purchased the product considered that it was easy to use. Four years ago expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “It's compatible with Leica rangefinder cameras, although it's easy enough to use with Sony NEX” in their review of the Leica M and scored this digital camera 4 stars. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “Flexibility, from a camera that is a pleasure to use”. Techradar.com/au/ also said “Live View makes longer lenses easier to use”.

One Leica M reviewer mentioned that it had a good experience. Three years ago Reviewed.com said “Focus peaking dramatically expand the overall experience” in their review of the Leica M. One Leica M reviewer who reviewed the Leica M wrote that it was easy to handle. Reviewed.com said in their review “Great handling”.

One person who bought the Leica M reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Techradar.com/au/ scored this digital camera 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Leica M “Menu could be easier and quicker to navigate”.

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Leica Has Good Camera Reviews

Leica is one of the superior camera manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Leica also has good reviews for its MILC digital cameras.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Several people agreed that the Leica M was quiet. Pc Mag rated it 4 stars and wrote on PC Mag “Nearly silent shutter”. Kenrockwell.com said in their review three years ago “The M 240 is fast and quiet, much quieter than the clattery M9 ever was.” .

Good Video Capture

Some Leica M owners who bought the product concluded that it was good for video recording. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of the Leica M “Surprisingly for Leica, also introduced full HD video recording”. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “An EVF and full HD video are welcome (especially for Leica R-mount owners), b”.

Good Support

A number of Leica M reviewers agreed that the Leica M had good technical guidance. Pc Mag mentioned “Smooth manual focus ring” in their review of the Leica M. Expert review site Photozone.de said “Such adapted lenses can only be used with manual focusing and "working aperture" - there's no da”.

Fairly High Megapixel

The average megapixel of digital cameras of this type and age is 18MP, and the megapixels range from 2.3MP to 46MP. With a megapixel of 24 megapixels, the Leica M has one of the higher megapixels amongst MILC digital cameras of this age.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Leica M supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the M.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec. 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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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

With a slowest camera shutter speed of 60 seconds, the Leica M has one of the longer slowest camera shutter speeds amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The slowest camera shutter speeds of cameras of this spec and age range from 4s to 240s.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Leica M is more than most MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the M. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Manual", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Leica camera.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of cameras of a similar spec and age to the M is 1,300mAh, and the battery capacitys range from 680mAh to 4,400mAh. With a battery capacity of 1,800 milliampere * hour, the Leica M has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that came out around the same time as the M.

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5952 X 3976 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Leica M has a 5952 x 3976 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. Most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the M is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Supports Seven ISO Sensitivitys

The Leica M has a greater number of ISO speeds than most MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. The ISO sensitivitys "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this Leica camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. 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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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Leica M is more than most MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by digital cameras of this type and age.

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14 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A few Leica M reviewers said in their reviews that the Leica M was not cheap. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of the Leica M on expert website PC Mag “Is a sharp, fast, wide-angle optic for Leica rangefinder cameras; it's expensive.”. Pcmag.com also mentioned “Even though it's Leica's least expensive digital rangefinder”. Pcmag.com also said “The M-E (Typ 220) ($5,450 list)%displayPrice% at %seller% isn't a budget camera by any means”.

Three customers who purchased it thought it was not good value for money. Three years ago Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website PC Mag “Carries a hefty price tag” but despite that they gave the Leica M a rating of 5 stars. Reviewed.com wrote “A pricey tip of the hat to the film era In the end”. Reviewed.com also said “Lacks practicality due to the price and lack of versatility”.

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Inferior Technical Features

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product did not have good features. Four years ago expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk said in their Leica M review “In updating the Leica M9 with more current features, one cant help get the feeling that Leica has slightly missed the point with the M Typ 240”.

Poor Exposure Control

One Leica M owner who reviewed the product considered that it did not have good exposure controls. Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “Exposure compensation button not always easy to use”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago have a built-in flash, however the Leica M does not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Leica M does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the M also do not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

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

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Not 3D

The Leica M is not 3D. Most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Leica M does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the M also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Leica M is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the M, the Leica M does not have an image stabilizer.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Leica M has a greater number of supported image formats than most MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Leica digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of this spec and age. The image formats supported "DNG" is also supported by this camera.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Leica M has one of the lower ISO sensitivity (max)s (only 6,400) amongst cameras of this age. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of MILC digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the M is 24,000.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the M that we have checked the weight of, the Leica M's weight of 680 grams is one of the heaviest. The average weight of digital cameras of this type and age is 330g, and the weights range from 70g to 680g.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The Leica M has one of the bigger ISO sensitivity (min)s (200) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 50 and 200.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Leica M

Released Over Three Years Ago

Leica released the M over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Leica M has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the M.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Sensor Format
Design
Colour of Product
Material
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Mounting Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Sync-Speed
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Dioptre Correction
Live View
Tripod Mountable
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Start-Up Time
Built-In Processor
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap

7 Awards

focus-numerique.fr Recommended PC Mag Editor's Choice Ephotozine Recommended 01net.com 4 Star ljudochbild.se Especially Recommended photozone.de Highly Recommended optyczne.pl Excellent

Expert Reviews

(30)
1 November 2016

The Techart PRO Leica M ? Sony E Autofocus Adapter adds autofocus to old manual focus lenses when used with select Sony cameras, but there are some quirks that need to be ironed out...

28 August 2015

A pricey tip of the hat to the film era In the end, the Leica M Monochrom has a gorgeous and well-built body that produces impressive black and white images, but lacks practicality due to the...

Excellent build quality
Stunning photos and good high ISO performance
Great handling
Images dtailles et beau rendu des matires
Pas de filtre passebas, pas de filtre de Bayer
No autofocus
Featurepoor
High base ISO
Latitude d'exposition assez restreinte
Mode vido limit
17 August 2015

What is the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)? The Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) is an unusual camera in a number of ways. Top of the list is that it can shoot only black-and-white photos. Next up, it... Read more…

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) review: Leica's latest luxury promises uncompromising black and white image quality. Damien Demolder puts it through its paces.A digital camera that shoots only in... Read more…

It was a bold move from Leica but it proved to be a successful camera in their range.The new M Monochrom Typ 246 features Leica's newly developed 24-million-pixel full-frame CMOS sensor which is... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 27 October 2012 by Rich in San Francisco
Rich in San Francisco would recommend the Leica M-E Type 220

Every single element of picture quality in the M9/P cameras, for MUCH less money. Plus, the removal of the low-pass filter (which adds $ to the cost of a Nikon 800) actually enhances detail and... Read more…

Reviewed 21 September 2014 by Dan

Finally made the plunge to return to Leica after years of SLR shooting. Yes, the camera is pricey and the lenses as well. But I had just gone too long with my 5D wishing it was more portable and... Read more…

Reviewed 27 August 2015 by Leon F
Leon F would recommend the Leica M-A Typ 127

I did not buy this camera through B&H but will do a review here. With the release of this fully mechanical film camera in an age where everything is digital I cannot else but say that Leica... Read more…

Reviewed 19 July 2015 by Herr Barnack
Herr Barnack would recommend the Leica M-P Typ 240

I upgraded to the Safari set after using my first digital camera of any kind (the M240) for a little over a year. I traded in my black M240 and 28 Summicron ASPH on the Safari set and after four... Read more…

Reviewed 3 November 2015 by Ribnar
Ribnar would recommend the Leica M-A Typ 127

Why Leica M-A when we have the M3, M2, M6, MP... It is more a philosophical discussion and less a technical one. I am sure there is no possible technical way you can justify creating a new Leica M... Read more…

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