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Leica M Digital Rangefinder Camera Body, Type 240 , 24MP, 3" TFT Display, 0.68x Optical Viewfinder Magnification, Full HD Video, Live View, Black

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The Leica M (Black) 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 technologies. It features a completely newly developed high-resolution full-format CMOS sensor that, in combination with its high-performance processor and the legendary M-Lenses, delivers outstanding imaging results. With Live View, video and new additional focusing methods, it is also the M for photographers who do not wish to miss out on any of what modern digital technology has to offer.

The Leica M features a completely newly designed high-resolution, 24 megapixel CMOS sensor in full 35 mm format. The combination of the camera's image processor and this Leica Max 24 MP sensor guarantees outstanding imaging quality. Its intelligent design and flat pixel architecture enables each individual pixel to gather a particularly large amount of light. This results in images characterized by superior sharpness and maximum spatial resolution. The new M delivers extremely low-noise and richly detailed images, even at higher sensitivities of up to ISO 6400. And now, thanks to the 1080 pixel, full-HD video capability of the Leica M, the impressive imaging quality is available for moving pictures too.

Leica Leica M Features

  • Leica MAX CMOS Sensor: The Leica MAX 24MP CMOS sensor was developed exclusively for the new Leica M, resulting in outstanding image quality even at high ISO's for available light photography in difficult lighting situations
  • Live View and Electronic Viewfinder: The Leica M is the first M camera with Live View. The image can be displayed directly on the display - with full control of depth of field, exposure, composition and focus
  • Focus Peaking: The M in Leica M refers to "Messsucher", the German word for "rangefinder", manual focusing with the help of the superimposed image rangefinder. The Leica M features new focusing aids supported by live view
  • Leica R Adapter M: The Leica R Adapter M is an optional accessory for the Leica M, allowing the use of newer R lenses of all focal length ranges, providing extremely high image quality across the frame
  • Multi-Pattern and Spot Exposure Metering: In both Live View and rangefinder mode, advanced metering methods for exposure control are now available in addition to legacy Leica M center weighted metering
  • Full HD Video Capture: Leica lenses are world renowned for their resolution, color reproduction and attractive bokeh. It is now possible to use these legendary Leica M lenses for 24x36mm format videos - with full HD resolution at up to 25 fps
  • 3" Display with 920000 Pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass Screen Protector: Display resolution so high that you can't see the pixels with the naked eye
  • Splash Water Protected Body: For professional use, even in difficult situations, the body of the new Leica M is protected against splash water, moisture and dust
  • Leica Maestro Image Processor: Photographing at more than 3 frames per second, faster image processing, energy-saving electronic systems and a higher capacity rechargeable battery mean that the new Leica M can withstand intensive use, without needing to recharge the battery

Leica Leica M Specifications

Camera Type
Compact digital view and rangefinder system still and video camera
Lens Mount
Leica M bayonet with additional sensor for 6-bit coding
Lens system
Leica M lenses, Leica R lenses with optional Leica R-Adapter M
Hardware Top Cover Material
Milled brass top cover with integrated thumb rest All metal case made of die-cast magnesium; synthetic leather covering. Cap and base plate made of brass
Image Sensor
Leica MAX 24 MP CMOS Sensor
Number of effective pixels
24 million pixels
Sensitivity range
ISO 200 - ISO 6400, Pull 50 available, Auto ISO
Imaging Platform
Integrated imaging circuit with Leica Maestro Image Processor
Electronic Viewfinder
Optional available, can be used with Live View and Play functionality
LCD Monitor
3" TFT Display with 920,000 pixels, scratch resistant cover glass
Shutter
Dual type focal plane shutter for classic image exposure and Live view
Shutter speed
1 / 4000s - 125s (in Bulb), 1/180s flash synchronization
Burst rate
3fps
Self timer
2s / 12s
Storage media
SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards
Image file format
DNG (RAW data uncompressed or lossless compressed), JPEG
JPEG Resolutions
5952px3976px (24 MP), 4256px2832px (12 MP)/2976px1984px (6 MP)/1600PX 1080PX (1.7 MP)
Color spaces
sRGB / Adobe RGB
White balance
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shadow / Tungsten / Fluorescent warm / Fluorescent cool / Flash / Manual (Grey card) /Kelvin 2000-13100
Other functions
Film modes, saturation, contrast, sharpening, shadow brightening
Movie recording
Single frame video recording (Motion JPG), Quicktime format (mov)
Movie resolution
1080p, 720p, 640480 (VGA)
Movie sampling rate
25 fps, 24 fps, 30 fps (VGA only)
Microphone
Mono, stereo microphone adapter optional available
Audio recording
Auto level adjustment, manual level adjustment (available while recording), concert preset
Exposure metering
In classic viewfinder mode: through the lens (TTL) metering, center-weighted with variable aperture In live view and advanced viewfinder mode: Through The Lens (TTL) metering, center weighted, spot or multi-field measuring Center-weighted TTL metering for flash exposure with system-conformant SC-3000/2 standard flash units
Exposure setting
Manual shutter speed setting with direct dial, A-Mode with direct dial
Exposure modes
Automatic shutter speed (A-mode), Manual Exposure (M-Mode)
Exposure compensation
-3EV to ± 3EV, 1/3 f-stops
Exposure bracketing
3 / 5 frames, 0.5 / 1/ 2/ 3 f-stops
Flash exposure meeting
Control with center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering (with SCA - 3501 / 3502 adapter, or SCA-3000 standard flash unit such as Leica SF 24D / Leica SF 58
Hot shoe
SCA-3502 compatible hot shoe, with center contact
Flash synchronization
Optional triggered at first or second shutter curtain
Flash sync time
1 / 180 s
Focusing methods
Manual focus with optional rangefinder, Live View, 100% Live View Zoom, Live View focus peaking, viewfinder focus confirmation
Optical viewfinder
Large, light bright-line rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation, LED illuminated frame lines
Optical viewfinder frame lines
Frame lines size matches image sensor size at 2m (6.5') focusing distance
Optical viewfinder correction
Eyepiece adjusted to -0.5 dpt. Corrective lenses from -3 to +3 dpt. Available (optional)
Optical viewfinder magnification
0.68x
Optical viewfinder displays
In the viewfinder LED symbol for flash status (at bottom), four-digit seven-segment LED digital display, brightness adapted to ambient conditions for: Warning in case of exposure correction; display for automatic shutter speed in automatic mode; advisory indicating use of metering memory lock. LED exposure monitor with two triangular and one central circular LED with manual exposure setting and for focus confirmation
Rangefinder
Split or superimposed image range finder shown as a bright field in the center of the viewfinder image
Rangefinder effective metering basis
47.1 mm (mechanical metering basis 69.25 mm x viewfinder magnification 0.68 times)
Start up time
< 1s
Power supply
Li-ion battery (included), 7.4 V, 1800 mAh
Horizon
Yes
User Profiles
4 Profiles, exportable
Sensor cleaning
Dust detection, manual cleaning function
Menu languages
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Operating Temperature
0deg.C - 40deg.C
Tripod Thread
A 1/4 (1/4") DIN made of stainless steel in base plate
Dimensions
139 x 42 x 80mm (5.47 x 1.65 x 3.14")
Weight
680g (23.9oz)
Mfr #
10770
SKU
LCMB

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I ordered the new Leica M on September 24, 2012. I am moving so I just updated my ship and bill. I have no idea if Adorama has shipped this to others or where I stand on the waiting list. I had pre ordered the Canon Mark 11 and they were terrific with follow up and delivery but so much time has gone by I think buyers should get some idea what to expect. On Sept. 24 it will be one year. Please note I had to fill out the review questions or this would not post. Robert Sachs

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cem h  what would be my options in lenses if I bought this camera?
MIKE S  Many. Leica makes a full line of lenses in a variety of price ranges. The finder has built-lines for 28, 35, 50, 75, 135. Voigtlander and Ziess both make M mount lenses for this camera. None are auto focus, or auto aperture. All have depth of field scales and good distance scales. Reid Reviews is a great place to research all those brands on Leica bodies. hope that helps.
cem h  Thank you. So if you wish some automaticity you set the aperture, with due consideration of depth of field, and the camera sets the shutter.
cem h  what would be my options in lenses if I bought this camera?
MIKE S  Many. Leica makes a full line of lenses in a variety of price ranges. The finder has built-lines for 28, 35, 50, 75, 135. Voigtlander and Ziess both make M mount lenses for this camera. None are auto focus, or auto aperture. All have depth of field scales and good distance scales. Reid Reviews is a great place to research all those brands on Leica bodies. hope that helps.
cem h  Thank you. So if you wish some automaticity you set the aperture, with due consideration of depth of field, and the camera sets the shutter.
Shopper  Does it have auto focus?
Andrew R  Unfortunately no, this camera uses a rangefinder for manual focus.
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