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Leica M-P Digital Camera

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MILC 24MP CMOS SDXC Oct 2014
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User Reviews Are Good

People who bought this camera rated this camera 87% on average.

Good Product Quality

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote last year “Some test shots show reasonably good image quality in the middle of the zoom range.” in their review of the Leica M-P but despite that they only scored the product 3 stars. Amazontoday rated it as excellent and wrote “However even before you go into the specification once you have hold of it you immediately feel the build quality”. Barbara wrote on Amazon last year “Ultimately at this price level would have gone for the canon g7x mk2 for the better quality images (sharper), better video auto focus”.

Good Video Capture

Eleven Leica M-P owners who bought the product reckoned that it was good for video recording. Amazonaphile wrote “Movie modes could be better with slow motion not catered for as could build quality” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Barbara mentioned “If your buying this for the 4k then yes, its great in normal light, giving extra sharp video even on 1080p screens”. Barbara also wrote “I had thought I could easily match its video at 700mm with my tz100 by using 4k”.

Good Quality Lens

A number of people who reviewed it concluded that it had a good zoom. Last year Amazon Customer wrote “It gets very soft at wide and (particularly) full zoom”. John M scored it 80 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon also last year “Also a decent zoom range, so the Panasonic ticked all the boxes, except a tilting screen which I felt I could manage without”. Mr T a Wilde said on Amazon in January last year “Good Zoom with a Quality 1" Sensor”.

Some Leica M-P reviewers who bought it agreed that it had a good lens. Amazon Customer said in their Leica M-P review on Amazon “Low-light performance, with the lens wide, is surprisingly good.” but they only gave it a rating of 3 stars. David B mentioned in his Leica M-P review in January last year “The main con's for me are that the lens is definitely on the soft side at some focal lengths”. Derek D. wrote on Amazon “The zoom lens is very good dont thing you can compare it with SLR camera” in his Leica M-P review.

Some Leica M-P reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Amazon Customer said last year “Auto-focus is nifty and accurate” yet they only gave it a rating of 3 stars. Barbara said in her Leica M-P review on Amazon “I tried several videos of low light dancing and no matter what focus mode I tried it was hunting really badly” however she gave the Leica M-P a rating of 3 stars. Barbara also wrote “I had to set a custom button to be touch focus so I could quickly reset it to centre”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Fortunately no photos were lost.” yet they gave it a score of 3 stars. Amazon Customer also mentioned “1" sensor Intuitive & easy to use Can deliver very good image quality Great touch screen & the EVF is serviceable”. Amazon Customer also said “Smashing camera takes fantastic photos”.

Several customers reckoned that the Leica M-P had a good image sensor. Jd mentioned on Amazon “I dithered between this and the (cheaper, smaller sensor) TZ80” in their Leica M-P review. Mr T a Wilde wrote in his review on Amazon “Panasonic seem to be the only company to fill this gap in the market for a compact camera with a large sensor & a decent zoom lens”. Mr T a Wilde also wrote “I think that my ideal camera would be a 1" sensor with a good zoom fitted into a Fujifilm X10 body”.

Some Leica M-P owners who reviewed it agreed that it had a good picture resolution. In January last year Oddjob wrote on Amazon “Or should I say a compact 4K that actually works for real life shooting”. Pixelpartner scored the product very highly and wrote “This is a headline feature with 4k video offering 4x the resolution of full HD”.

One customer who purchased the Leica M-P considered that it was good in low light. Amazontoday wrote in their review on Amazon last year “It features a 20.1 megapixel 1" MOS sensor which is excellent for low light conditions”. One Leica M-P reviewer who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce clear pictures. Jd said “The clarity on these impressed me when I checked them the next day so all seems good”.

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Robust

Some customers who bought the Leica M-P considered that it was well made. Amazon Customer said in their Leica M-P review “First impressions are great; a well built camera that feels great in the hand” but they gave it a score of 3 stars. D. N. Esq wrote six years ago “Both cameras built in the same factory in Japan, imaging software, lenses, sensor, etc the same” in their Leica M-P review but they rated the Leica M-P 20 out of 100. Reviewser wrote in their review of the Leica M-P four years ago “The build quality is absolutely sublime” .

One customer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was strong and durable. Amazontoday rated it 5 stars and wrote “Robust camera perfect for travel”.

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Nice Design

Some Leica M-P reviewers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good looking. Barbara said on Amazon “The f stop range is pretty similar and the 1080p on the sony was still looking better than the 4k on the Panasonic” in her Leica M-P review. David B wrote on Amazon “This one is pretty close”. Diipii gave this digital camera a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Leica M-P “The electronic viewfinder will instantly convert you away from optical finders with its beautiful ultra fine resolution”.

Two Leica M-P owners who reviewed it agreed that it was ergonomic. Jake. mentioned on Amazon last year “Brilliant Camera! Ergonomic feel” in their review of this digital camera. One person who purchased the Leica M-P reckoned that it was smooth. Diipii rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “I wuuld like to have seen higher frame rates for nice smooth slo-mo”.

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Good Size

Some customers who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was compact. Amazonaphile said “I'm delighted to have been able to replace two compact cameras, one with an excellent lens & sensor (RX100)”. David B wrote on Amazon “I've been waiting for a compact camera with a decent sized sensor”. David B also said “Otherwise, as a compact camera to travel with, I'm happy enough”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. David B said on Amazon “I'll mention that I haven't suffered the lock ups that others have (yet) and find the viewfinder easy enough to use despite being a spectacle wearer”. G. E. Thorpe wrote on Amazon “The camera has an electronic viewfinder” however they gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. John M wrote last year “I wanted something compact, with a viewfinder, preferably with 4k video.” in his review of the Leica M-P.

Some people who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good screen. John M rated the product 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of the Leica M-P on Amazon “The touch screen is responsive and accurate.”.

One customer considered that it had an electronic viewfinder. Barbara wrote on Amazon “I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with the EVF and found it very useable with no tearing or problems others had mentioned” in her review but even so she rated the product 60 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

Several Leica M-P owners who reviewed the Leica M-P mentioned that it was easy to use. In January last year Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera “If you are a Panasonic user, you'll be immediately familiar with the controls, great touch-screen operation & customisation”. Amazon Customer also said “Small) Good auto-focus WiFi connectivity is easy to use and the phone app is handy Cons”. Amazontoday said “Very easy to use especially with the option to go completely automatic using one of the intelligent modes”.

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use the menus.

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Popular Choice

Across all cameras, the M-P is one the fastest selling products currently on the market according to sales data from Amazon.

Good Technical Features

Six customers said in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Six years ago Critic wrote on Amazon “It is more stylish, beautifully designed, simple to use and has many added features such as a GPS system which automatically locates” in their review. John M he wrote in his Leica M-P review “There are also many fantastic additional features such as the 4k burst modes from which the best still can be selected”. Pixelpartner mentioned on Amazon “There are many other features built into the TZ100 - Please feel free to ask questions” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Good Support

A number of Leica M-P reviewers agreed that this digital camera had good technical guidance. In January last year Amazontoday rated it 5 stars and said “There a plenty of manual modes if you prefer”. Pen1 mentioned “Aperture priority settings as well as full manual, giving me the same flexibility as my grown up camera”. Reviewser said in their review on Amazon four years ago “Although it is similar to the Panasonic TZ20 one of the main differences is the firmware which does help it produce better photographs”.

Leica Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Leica digital cameras and also specifically for Leica MILC cameras and found that in both cases Leica had good ratings compared to other brands.

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Good Connectivity

One Leica M-P reviewer who purchased the Leica M-P considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. One Leica M-P reviewer who purchased the Leica M-P mentioned that it had gps. Reviewser wrote “The battery lasts an age and I love the GPS tagging which is something I wish my DSLRs did”.

Good Battery Life

One person considered that this digital camera had a good battery life. Diipii said “Have a real laugh at what Leica want for a spare battery and buy the cheap version on Amazon” in their review of this digital camera.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this digital camera is Full HD, which is typical of many MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite High Megapixel

Digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the M-P have megapixels of between 7.9MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel is 18MP. With a megapixel of 24 megapixels, the Leica M-P has one of the higher megapixels amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the NX210[pl_1609391_price], and the NX210[pl_1609391_price] both from Samsung which is cheaper; or the E-PM1[pl_1657415_price], and the E-PM1[pl_1657415_price] both from Olympus or the Fujifilm X-E2[plb_1963114_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 4s and 240s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 42s. The Leica M-P has a very long slowest camera shutter speed (60 seconds) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Has Nine White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Leica M-P is more than most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Leica camera.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 1,800 milliampere * hour, the Leica M-P has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the M-P. The smallest battery capacity of cameras of a similar age and spec to the M-P is 680mAh and the biggest is 4,400mAh.

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5952 X 3976 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Leica M-P has a 5952 x 3976 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of this spec and age. The best image resolution of all comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the M-P is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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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 the most frequently supported video resolutions on cameras of this type and age. 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 Leica M-P has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of this spec and age. This Leica digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by digital cameras of this age and spec.

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13 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A number of people who reviewed it agreed that it was not cheap. Last year Mr T a Wilde wrote “Be aware that to use all features (4K video & post focus etc) you will need a fast - & probably expensive - U3 SDXC card (Lexar, or similar” in his review of the Leica M-P. Reviewser wrote “The Leica case although an expensive purchase is also worth getting as it really protects the camera well” nonetheless they still gave the Leica M-P a rating of 80 out of 100.

One customer who reviewed it wrote that it was not good value for money.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Leica M-P does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for a similar time to the M-P do have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Olympus E-PM1[plb_1657415_price], or the Fujifilm X-E2[plb_1963114_price]; or the Samsung NX210[plb_1609391_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the M-P support Full HD video, however the Leica M-P does not support Full HD video.

Other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to consider include the Olympus E-PM1[plb_1657415_price], the Fujifilm X-E2[plb_1963114_price], or the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Leica M-P does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the M-P also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which also support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Fujifilm X-E2[plb_1963114_price], or the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price] or the Samsung NX210[plb_1609391_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Leica M-P does not support video capability, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support video capability.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support video capability that you might want to look at including the Olympus E-PM1[plb_1657415_price] or the Samsung NX210[plb_1609391_price].

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Not 3D

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

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the E-PM1[pl_1657415_price], or the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + CSS-S110 LS[pl_2032029_price] both from Olympus or the Samsung NX210[plb_1609391_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Leica M-P does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not have a GPS (satellite).

Alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to consider include the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price], or the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + CSS-S110 LS[plb_2032029_price] or the Samsung NX210[plb_1609391_price].

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the M-P are not waterproof. The Leica M-P is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Leica M-P does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the M-P also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Very Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the M-P the motion JPEG frame rates range from 24fps to 60fps. At only 25 frames per second, the Leica M-P has a fairly low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 6,400, the Leica M-P has one of the lower ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst MILC cameras of this age. The ISO sensitivity (max)s of cameras of a comparable type and age to the M-P range from 1,600 to 410,000.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 680 grams, the Leica M-P is one of the heaviest digital cameras of this age and spec amongst cameras of this age. MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the M-P have weights of between 70g and 680g, and the average weight is 340g.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the PEN E-PL7[pl_2497537_price] (309g), or the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + CSS-S110 LS[pl_2032029_price] (378g) both from Olympus or the Sigma DP2 Quattro[plb_2402072_price] (410g) which is also higher rated.

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Very Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

When compared to other digital cameras of this age and type that we have assessed, the ISO sensitivity (min) of the Leica M-P of 200 is one of the biggest. Cameras of this age and type have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 50 and 200.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Leica M-P

Released Over Two Years Ago

Leica released the M-P over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Leica M-P has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include a cheaper digital camera such as the Samsung NX210[plb_1609391_price] or you might consider a higher scoring digital camera such as the Olympus E-PM1[plb_1657415_price], or the Fujifilm X-E2[plb_1963114_price].

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price], or the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price] which has better reviews; or the Samsung NX210[plb_1609391_price] which is cheaper.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Design
Colour of Product
Material
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Mounting Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Live View
Tripod Mountable
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Image Processor
Self-Timer

Expert Reviews

1 December 2004

A standard MP is immediately recognizable to anyone who has ever used a classic M2 or M3, even down to the pull-up rewind knob. That?s right: knob, not crank. Why drop the crank that appeared on... Read more…

User Reviews

(31)
Reviewed 21 April 2010 by Jorge
Jorge would recommend the Leica MP

I bought my MP from B&H about two months ago. i won't spen a lot of time comparing the MP against other M-cameras of modern times. i also have an M6 TTL, from 1998, and quickly compared to my M6... Read more…

Reviewed 26 December 2010 by William
William would recommend the Leica MP (Verified Purchase)

I thought long and hard before selling my digital SLR pro camera. But that's what I did, I sold it all and bought a no bells and whistles 35mm film camera. But just not any 35mm film camera, I... Read more…

Reviewed 7 December 2009 by Bsmukler
Bsmukler would recommend the Leica MP (Verified Purchase)

At a time when all remaining camera manufacturers, including Leica, are concentrating on competing in the digital world, it is refreshing to pick up and make photos with the Leica MP. Although it... Read more…

Reviewed 7 October 2010 by Steve
Steve would recommend the Leica MP

I purchased one of these cameras when it fist came out back in 2002. About 500 rolls of film have passed through it with out any problems. What I love about rangefinders is the near instantaneous... Read more…

Reviewed 15 November 2010 by BRJR
BRJR would recommend the Leica MP (Verified Purchase)

Now that I've been shooting with my Leica M9 and Leica M8.2 Digital Camera Bodies, I have developed an interest in trying film. This Leica MP, fits my needs and interests completely in this... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers leica 14887, leica 14886, leica 6517278407, leica 6536175687, panasonic dmctz1, panasonic dmctz1b, leica manufacurer, panasonic dmctz100, panasonic dmctz1bb, panasonic dmctz100e, panasonic dmctz100eb, panasonic dmctz100ebk, panasonic dmctz100ebs
Barcodes 00006517278407, 00006536175687, 00799429107727, 00799429107734, 04022243103023, 04022243107724, 04022243107731, 04022243109339, 04022243148802, 04022243148819, 04022243183025, 05025232837649, 05025232841356

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