Leica M (type 240) black paint Digital Camera Cat#10770
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We proudly present a new innovation by Leica Camera, the new Leica M.
The Leica M. As the first M camera to implement a newly designed and constructed CMOS image sensor and to
feature additional focusing methods and functions like Live View and Full HD video capability, it is the most versatile
model ever in the history of Leica rangefinder cameras and sets entirely new standards. It unites the numerous
advantages of innovative digital technology with a rangefinder technology that has been continuously perfected over
decades. At the same time, it remains true to the legendary values of the M-System, while expanding the opportunities
offered by rangefinder photography - and, for the first time, offers compatibility with Leica R legacy lenses.
BENEFITS AT A GLANCE
▸ The smallest interchangeable lens full frame camera in the world
▸ Best in class image quality
▸ Brilliant viewfinder quality and precise focusing through the Leica rangefinder
▸ Outstanding image quality thanks to newly developed LEICA MAX CMOS Sensor
▸ Extended applications with Live View and electronic viewfinder
▸ Simple, high-precision focusing thanks to Live View focus and focus peaking
▸ Digital full frame for Leica R lenses, with the Leica R Adapter M
▸ "Leica Look" videos with Full HD video capture
▸ Many additional performance enhancements
Leica M for maximum image quality
LEICA MAX CMOS SENSOR
The new 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. This specially designed sensor
architecture helps to achieve a perfect match between the camera and the Leica M and R lenses.
▸ Extremely high image quality at all ISO settings and with all Leica M and R lenses.
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. The Live View feature supports applications which have been
difficult to obtain with a rangefinder camera, macro and telephoto lenses for example. With the (optional) electronic
Visoflex EVF-2 viewfinder, Live View allows the use of R lenses.
▸ Increased versatility of the M System, expanding the possibilities of Macro and Telephoto photography.
The M in Leica M refers to “Messsucher”, the German word for “rangefinder”, manual focussing with the help of the
superimposed image rangefinder. The Leica M features new focusing aids supported by live view. The Live View image
can be zoomed in 2 stages up to 100% for enhanced assessment of the focus position. Focus peaking is a visual tool to
help you assess focus. Sharp edges are highlighted in red, making the focus position clearly visible.
▸ Simple, high-precision focusing, unmatched accuracy and versatility under all lighting conditions.
LEICA R ADAPTER M
The Leica R Adapter M was also developed for customers who want to put their excellent Leica R lenses to digital use.
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.
▸ Expands the focal length of lenses available to the Leica M. Zoom lenses can also be used without restriction.
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.
▸ Versatile light metering system for all lighting situations.
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. An optional
microphone adapter set is available for the use of external stereo microphones. This set includes a high-quality stereo
microphone, but other standard jack microphones can also be used.
▸ Stunning HD Video capture using Leica M and R lenses.
3" DISPLAY WITH 920,000 PIXELS, CORNING® GORILLA® GLASS SCREEN PROTECTOR
Display resolution so high that you can't see the pixels with the naked eye.
▸ An uncompromising tool for assessing sharpness and color.
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.
▸ Weather resistant suited to an active lifestyle.
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.
▸ The new Leica M is ready to shoot at any time.
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
Available JPEG resolutions 5952px*3976px (24 MP), 4256px*2832px (12 MP)/2976px*1984px (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) /
Other functions Film modes, saturation, contrast, sharpening, shadow brightening
Movie recording Single frame video recording (Motion JPG), Quicktime format (mov)
Movie resolution 1080p, 720p, 640*480 (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 Centerweighted
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
Optical viewfinder Large, light bright-line rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation, LED illuminated frame lines
frame lines Frame lines size matches image sensor size at 2m (6.5’) focusing distance
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
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