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Leica M-E

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Leica M-E

£3,995.00
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A classic and fully featured MILC camera, good for wildlife photography
MILC 18MP 5212 X 3472 Pixels CCD Mar 2014
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Leica M-E Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the Leica M-E number 453 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
2 Reviews
53
Value for Money
Average
83
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Age
3 Years Old
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has marvellous user reviews but below average expert reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this camera to others. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2018.
It has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
5212 x 3472 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Quiet, discreet, compact and concentrated on the essentials
Uncompromising image quality
Classical m-design

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Leica digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 422 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 445 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 375 in portrait photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
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Landscape Photography
Very Good
79
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. The price has dropped from £3,995 to £2,499.99 in the last 40 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 90% 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.

How Big is the Leica M-E?

The Leica M-E is 139mm wide and 80mm tall. It is 37mm deep and weighs 585g.

Leica M-E front dimensions
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Leica M-E In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Poor Expert Reviews

Digital camera expert review site IT Reviews.com scored this digital camera 60 out of 100. Camera experts don't rate this camera very highly.

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Very Good Brand

Based on 846 owner and expert reviews (including 313 verified purchases), Leica has very good ratings for its cameras. 97% of those that bought a Leica camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £2,499.99 it is more expensive than 95% of digital cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Leica M-E and the United Kingdom price of £2,499.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $4,927.99 (£6,782.39).

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since March 2014.

Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Leica M-E's sensor megapixels of 18MP is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 28% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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5212 X 3472 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Leica M-E is 5212 x 3472 pixels. That's 14% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital 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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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Leica 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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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000. The Leica M-E's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 2,500 is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 17% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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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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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Leica M-E does not have a built-in flash, unlike 68% of cameras which have a built-in flash.

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Heavier Than Average

The average weight of all digital cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg. The Leica M-E's weight of 585g is in the heaviest 12% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This 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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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

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

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Leica M-E has a shoe mounting point. 89% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

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

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Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

The Leica M-E does not have a built-in microphone, unlike most other cameras. 78% of cameras have a built-in microphone.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

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

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The Leica M-E's display diagonal of only 2.5" is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 7% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have display diagonals of between 1" and 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Has a Tripod Mount

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

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Leica M-E features saturation adjustment, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

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

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Very Low Display Resolution

Across all the cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Leica M-E of only 230,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 14% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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

This Leica 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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

leica 10759

Barcodes:

00799429107598, 00799429184612, 04022243107595

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