Leica M (TYP. 240) Body Black Digital Rangefinder

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  • MFR# 10770
  • 24MP Full-Frame Leica Max CMOS Sensor
  • Leica Maestro Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 920k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording
  • Manual Rangefinder & Live View Focusing
  • 0.68x Optical Viewfinder Magnification
  • ISO 6400, 3 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Compatible with M-Mount Lenses
  • Magnesium Alloy Body and Brass Top Plate

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The black M Digital Rangefinder Camera from Leica is a traditionally-styled M-series camera that blends elements of Leica’s celebrated past with contemporary imaging technology. This camera features a full-frame Leica Max 24MP CMOS sensor and Maestro image processor to realize rich image quality with low noise levels and smooth color and tonal gradations. The sensor and processor combination also avails the ability to shoot continuously up to 3 fps, record full HD 1080p video, and enable a top sensitivity of ISO 6400. Unique among digital cameras, the M maintains Leica’s preference for a rangefinder design and incorporates a 0.68x optical viewfinder with split and superimposed manual focusing and automatic parallax correction. Alternatively, the M is also the first M-series camera to integrate live view shooting capabilities, with the added convenience of being able to check focus and composition on the rear 3.0″ 920k-dot LCD monitor.

As with past M-series cameras, the M retains the ability to utilize the vast network of M-mount lenses and is also compatible with Leica R-mount lenses via an optional adapter. When working in live view, and since focusing operation is entirely manual, focus peaking and 10x live view zoom can be utilized to ensure critical focus. While using the optical viewfinder, internal LEDs display shooting and camera information and frame lines are displayed to match lens’ focal lengths with focusing accuracy to 6.6′.

The M’s body design is constructed from die-cast magnesium alloy and wrapped in a synthetic leather covering while the top and bottom plates are made from milled brass and the rear LCD is covered with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. Altogether, this durable design is built for enhanced strength and resistance to splashes, dust, and inclement conditions. An integrated thumb rest, along with a minimal, yet intuitive ergonomic control scheme avail quick access to necessary camera controls. Additionally, a redesigned 1800mAh lithium-ion battery permits increased working times and reliability for all-day shooting.

24MP CMOS Sensor
Leica Maestro Image Processor
Lens Compatibility
Live View Capability and 3.0" LCD Display
Live View Zoom and Focus Peaking
Optical Viewfinder
Rangefinder
Full HD 1080p Video
Ergonomic Controls and Intuitive Menu
Exposure Metering
Resilient Construction
Long Battery Life
User Profiles
Exposure Bracketing
Other Functions
Menu Languages
Package Weight 5.55 lbs
Package Dimensions 8.9 x 8.6 x 6.6 in
Lens Mount

Leica M

Diopter Adjustment

– 3 to +3 m

Shutter

Type: Electronic & Mechanical Speed: 60 – 1/4000 seconds, Bulb Mode

Metering Method

Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering

Exposure Modes

Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)

White Balance Modes

Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Kelvin, Manual, Shade, Tungsten

Burst Rate

Up to 3 fps at 24 MP

Built-in Flash

No

Max Sync Speed

1 / 180 seconds

Display Screen

3″ Rear Screen LCD (920,000)

Continuous Shooting

Up to 3 fps

Start-up Time

0.7 seconds

Self Timer

2 seconds, 12 seconds

Battery

1x Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.4 VDC, 1800 mAh

Operating/Storage Temperature

Operating 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

Dimensions (WxHxD)

5.5 x 3.1 x 1.7″ / 139.0 x 80.0 x 42.0 mm

Weight

1.5 lb / 680 g

Package Weight

5.55 lb

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)

8.9 x 8.6 x 6.6″

Screen Coverage

100%

Mount

Leica M Mount

ISO Sensitivity

Auto, 200-6400 (Extended Mode: 100-6400)

External Flash Connection

Hot Shoe

Viewfinder Magnification

Approx. 0.68x

File Formats

Still Images: DNG, JPEG Movies: MJPEG, MOV

Camera Format

Full-Frame

Pixels

24 Megapixel

Max Resolution

24 MP: 5952 x 3976

Sensor Type / Size

CMOS, 36 x 24 mm

Dust Reduction System

Yes

Memory Card Type

SD SDHC SDXC

Video Recording

Yes, NTSC/PAL

Resolution

1920 x 1080: 25 fps, 24 fps 1280 x 720: 25 fps, 24 fps 640 x 480: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps

Video Format

High Definition MOV 1920 x 1080p / 25 fps 1920 x 1080p / 24 fps High Definition MOV 1280 x 720p / 25 fps 1280 x 720p / 24 fps Standard Definition MOV 640 x 480p / 30 fps 640 x 480p / 25 fps 640 x 480p / 24 fps

Aspect Ratio

4:3, 16:9

Audio Recording

Built-in Mic: With Video, Mono Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo

Focus Type

Manual

Focus Mode

Manual Focus (M)

Viewfinder Type

Optical

Sensor Size

Full Frame

Battery

BP-SCL2

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