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Leica M-E Digital Camera

MILC 18MP CCD SDHC Mar 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards 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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8 Reasons For

Leica Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

On average Leica MILC digital cameras have good ratings as do all digital cameras manufactured by Leica.

CCD Sensor Type

The Leica M-E has a better sensor type than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a CCD sensor type, whereas most MILC digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a MOS sensor type. 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 actually the best sensor type across all cameras of a comparable type and age to the M-E.

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

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

If the memory card type of this MILC camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Leica M-P[plb_2842795_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The slowest camera shutter speeds of digital cameras of this type and age range from 4s to 240s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 41s. At 240 seconds, the Leica M-E has a very long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the M-E.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 1,860 milliampere * hour, the Leica M-E has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. Cameras that are a comparable age to the M-E have battery capacitys of between 680mAh and 4,400mAh.

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Has Eight White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Leica M-E is more than most MILC digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of this type and age. The white balances "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 TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. 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. The display of all similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the M-E ranges from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Leica M-E is more than most similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the M-E.

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16 Reasons Against

£898.00 Price Increase

In the last 38 days the M-E has increased in price by £898.00.

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 that are a comparable age to the M-E which have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Leica M-E does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this type and age do support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Leica M-E does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the M-E also do not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Leica M-E does not support video capability. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support video capability.

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Not 3D

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

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Leica M-E does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the M-E also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Leica M-E is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as the M-E, the Leica M-E does not have an image stabilizer.

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Pricey

We think this camera looks expensive compared to other cameras of a similar age and type. The price range of cameras of a similar age and type is from £100 to £5,798.

Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.5 inches, the Leica M-E has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The display diagonals of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the M-E range from 2.5" to 4.8".

If this MILC camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Leica M-P[plb_2842795_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1728 X 1152 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Leica M-E has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this type and age. This digital camera has a 1728 x 1152 still image resolution(s), whereas most similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This Leica camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 5212 x 3472, 3840 x 2592 and 2592 x 1728 and 1280 x 846. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the worst still image resolution is 1024 x 768 and the best is 6000 x 4000.

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Quite Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

Across all the MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the M-E the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 1,600 to 410,000. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 2,500, the Leica M-E has one of the lower ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the Leica M-E has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the M-E. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the M-E is 33 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

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

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Heavy

Cameras of a comparable age and type to the M-E have weights of between 70g and 680g, and the average weight is 330g. With a weight of 585 grams, the Leica M-E is fairly heavy compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the M-E.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Leica M-E

Released Over Two Years Ago

This digital camera was released over two years ago.

Average Megapixel

The Leica M-E has a fairly typical megapixel (18 megapixels) compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the M-E.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the Leica M-P[plb_2842795_price] (24MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Material
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Mounting Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
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
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Video
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
Tripod Mountable
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Start-Up Time
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
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
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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

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