Leica M (Typ 240)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
Display resolution so high that you can't see the pixels with the naked eye
Focus Peaking: The M in Leica M refers to "Messsucher"
Multi-Pattern and Spot Exposure Metering
Live View and Electronic Viewfinder
Leica Maestro Image Processor
Splash Water Protected Body
Full HD Video Capture
Leica MAX CMOS Sensor
Full Frame Camera
Leica M - Discovery in process
Maximum image quality
Superior sharpness and the finest reproduction of detail. The Leica M features a newly-designed, high resolution, 24-Megapixel CMOS sensor in full 35mm format - the Leica Max 24-MP sensor. When combined with the Leica Maestro image processor, only outstanding images are created. Additionally, the low noise performance makes the M ideal for available-light photography.
Sharp images guaranteed
The classic rangefinder system offers fast, precise, crystal-clear focusing with superior accuracy. Two additional focusing methods allow for even more creativity. The new "Live View Zoom" enables up to 10A-magnification of the Live View display, and the "Live View Focus Peaking" automatically highlights sharp contours in red to provide simple focus control.
Motion pictures with Leica look
The unique quality of Leica lenses has been expanded into the 1080p, full-HD video recording feature of the Leica M. Complete control over exposure and capture settings enables photographers to complement their still images with professional video recordings, with the same look and quality inherent to Leica photography.
The combination of the Leica Max 24-MP sensor and Leica's Maestro processor allows for an extremely high image-processing speed. A low buffer time lets you take photos in rapid succession, not missing a single shot. The processor's several independent segments permit an incoming image to be processed while a previous one is still being written on the memory card.
The new Leica M is the first to feature Live View. Images are composed from material produced by the lens, granting you complete control over depth of field, exposure, framing and focusing. The M's large, high-resolution 3" monitor with 920,000 pixels allows precise assessment of each potential image with regard to sharpness, exposure and color.
Use in any weather conditions
Our cameras are built to last a lifetime. Solid brass blanks and full-metal bodies from high-strength magnesium alloy and scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass make bodies and screens resistant to life's little tumbles. Specially designed rubber seals protect the cameras from splashes, moisture, dust and uncooperative weather.
For long-endurance missions
Leica M's new lithium-ion battery (1800 mAh) is high performance and rechargeable, ensuring that you are comfortably prepared for long shoots. One single charge guarantees a large number of exposures, which makes the M perfect for shooting in remote locations.
The Leica M combines the traditionally valued photographic functions of the M-System with state-of-the-art ergonomic features. With an ergonomically-positioned control wheel on the top plate, intuitive menu navigation and a newly-designed and user-friendly menu interface on the rear monitor, the photographer can concentrate on what's essential - the images.
Compatibility with Leica R-Lenses
The Leica M can take full advantage of almost all lenses in the Leica R-Lenses series, thanks to the new, state-of-the-art Leica R-Adapter (available separately). This extensive lens range includes various wide-angle, telephoto and macro lenses as well as a selection of zooms.