Leica M (Typ 262)

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Leica M (Typ 262)
Lens mountLeica M
Sensor typeCMOS
Sensor size35.8 x 23.9mm (Full frame type)
Maximum resolution5952 x 3976 (24 megapixels)
Film speed100-6400
Recording mediumSD, SDHC or SDXC memory card
Shutter speeds1/4000s to 60s
Continuous shooting3.0 frames per second
Viewfinder magnification0.68
Image processing
Image processorMaestro
White balanceYes
LCD screen3 inches with 921,000 dots
Dimensions139 x 80 x 42mm (5.47 x 3.15 x 1.65 inches)
Weight680g including battery[1]
PredecessorLeica M-E
SuccessorLeica M-E (Typ 240)

The Leica M (Typ 262) is a digital rangefinder camera announced by Leica Camera on November 19, 2015.[1][2] The shutter and cocking mechanism are much quieter than in the earlier and higher-priced M Typ 240, and allow two frames per second to be recorded in single shot mode.[3] The model omits the Typ 240's live view and video capabilities, and has a much simpler menu structure and one-button access to white balance settings. The Leica M (Typ 262) has a CMOS full-frame sensor with a 24 Megapixel resolution, with an ISO of up to 6400. The usual brass camera body has been replaced with an aluminum alloy top plate, for a reduction in weight.[3]

In 2017 Leica released a Leica M (Typ 262) with a ‘red anodized finish’ with a special edition Leica Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH in the same finish. Only 100 bodies were made.[4]

The Leica M (Typ 262) superseded the Leica M-E (Typ 220), and was superseded by Leica M-E (Typ 240) in 2019.


  1. ^ a b "Leica M (Typ 262) Full specifications". DP Review. Retrieved 2016-08-30.
  2. ^ "Leica M (Typ 262) is a Return to the Basics of Digital M Rangefinder Photography". PetaPixel. Retrieved 2019-08-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "Leica introduces M Typ 262 with new quieter shutter mechanism and lower price". DPReview.
  4. ^ "Leica M (Typ 262) 'red anodized finish': Special limited edition in a unique look // 2017 // Press Releases // Press Centre // Company - Leica Camera AG". en.leica-camera.com. Retrieved 2019-11-28.

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