LEICA M-E Anthracite Gray rangefinder digital camera Cat #10759 New USA / discontinued


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NEW LEICA M-E Anthracite Gray rangefinder digital camera New USA Cat #10759


We proudly present another new member of the Leica M camera family: the Leica M-E.
Technically at the high level of a rangefinder technology perfected over decades, the Leica M-E stands for the essence
of rangefinder photography. With its concentration on essential photographic functions for accustomed dependability
in all typical M fields of use, it is the ideal entry-level model for photographers wishing to experience the fascination of
Featuring the proven, high-resolution, 18 MP CCD sensor in full 35 mm format, the Leica M-E offers maximum
imaging quality in combination with the distinct advantages of rangefinder photography. Its most distinctive feature is a
minimized, purist, design statement. The top deck and base plate are discreetly finished in unobtrusive anthracite grey.
The application of a new leather trim with enhanced grip characteristics ideally complements the camera's classical

▸ The smallest interchangeable lens full frame camera in the world
▸ Unique Leica lenses deliver the best image quality
▸ Brilliant viewfinder quality and precise focusing through the Leica rangefinder
▸ The essence of rangefinder photography, reduced to the essential photographic features
▸ Classic Leica M design with anthracite grey on top cover and easy grip leather
▸ Ideal entry-level model at an attractive price


LEICA M-ETechnical Details
Camera Type Compact digital view and rangefinder system still camera
Lens mount Leica M bayonet with additional sensor for 6-bit coding
Lens system Leica M Lenses
Top cover Milled brass top cover with classic M design
Material All-metal case made of die-cast magnesium; synthetic leather covering. Cap and base plate made of
Image sensor KAF-18500 18 MP CCD Sensor
Number of effective pixels 18 million pixels
Sensitivity range ISO 160 – ISO 2500, pull 80 available, Auto ISO
Imaging platform DSP based computing platform with Leica imaging algorithms Electronic viewfinder Not available
LCD monitor 2.5” TFT display with 230, 000 pixels

Shutter Closed type focal plane shutter for classic image exposure with external cocking mechanics
Shutter speed 1 / 4000 s – 240 s (in Bulb), 1 / 180 s flash synchronization
Burst rate Approx. 2 fps
Self timer Off / 2s / 12s
Storage media SD / SDHC Memory cards
Image file format DNG™ (RAW data uncompressed or nonlinear compressed), JPEG
File size DNG: 18 MB (compressed) / 36 MB (uncompressed), JPEG: Resolution and image content
dependent Available JPG
resolutions 5212 X 3472 (18 MP), 3840 X 2592 (10 MP), 2592 X 1728 (4.5 MP), 1728 X 1152 (2 MP),
1280 X 846 pixels (1 MP)
Color spaces sRGB / Adobe ® RGB
White balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Tungsten / Fluorescent 1 / Fluorescent 2 / Flash /
Manual / Kelvin 2000-12800
Other functions Saturation, Contrast, Sharpening
Exposure metering Through the Lens (TTL) metering, center-weighted with variable aperture, center-weighted
TTL metering for flash exposure with system SCA-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 -3 EV to + 3 EV, 1/3 f-stops
Exposure bracketing 3 / 5/ 7 frames, 0.5 / 1 / 1.5 / 2 f-stops
Flash exposure metering
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 synch time 1 / 180 s
Focusing methods Manual focus with optical rangefinder
Optical viewfinder Large, light bright-line rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation, optical illumination
Optical viewfinder frame lines
Framelines size matches image sensor size at 1 m focusing distance
Optical viewfinder correction Eyepiece adjusted to 0.5 dpt. Corrective lenses from -3 to =3 dpt available (optional)
Optical viewfinder magnification 0.68 x


Optical viewfinder displays 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 of 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 of 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), 3.7 V, 1860 mAh

Horizon No

User profiles 4 profiles

Sensor cleaning Manual cleaning function

Tripod thread A ¼ (1/4”) DIN made of stainless steel in base plate

Dimensions (W x D x H) approx.. 139 x 42 x 80 mm (5.5 x 1.7 x 3.1 in)

Weight (incl. batt.) 585 g (20.6 oz)

Operating temperature 0° C – 40 ° C

Menu languages English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified

Accessories Battery, Charger with power cables for EU and USA (different in some export markets), 12 V
charging cable, carrying strap, body cap

Software licenses  supplied Adobe ® Lightroom ®

New optional accessories
All accessories that are made for the Leica M9 / M9-P

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