Leica M (camera)
|Type||Digital rangefinder camera|
|Sensor||Leica MAX 24MP CMOS Sensor, designed by CMOSIS|
|Image sensor maker||STMicroelectronics|
|Maximum resolution||24 Megapixels|
|Lens||Leica M-mount, Leica R-mount (with R-Adapter M)|
|Flash||Fixed hot shoe|
|Shutter||Focal plane, metal curtains, vertical travel|
|Shutter speed range||60s to 1/4000s|
|ASA/ISO range||200 to 6,400. Pull 100 available, Auto ISO|
|Exposure metering||TTL, center weighted averaging|
|Exposure modes||Manual, aperture priority auto exposure|
|Viewfinder||Rangefinder and additional color LCD display: 3", 920,000 pixels. Live View|
|Video/movie recording||1080p, 720p, 640*480 (VGA)
25 fps, 24 fps, 30 fps (VGA only)
|Storage||SD up to 2GB and SDHC up to 32GB|
|Battery||Lithium ion, 7.4V, 1,800 mAh|
|Dimensions||139 mm × 80 mm × 42 mm (5.5 in × 3.1 in × 1.7 in)|
|Weight||680 g (24 oz)|
|Made in||Portugal (90%) and Germany (10%)|
The Leica M is a digital full-frame 35 mm rangefinder camera. It was introduced by Leica Camera AG in September 2012, and is the successor to the Leica M9 range of cameras. The M uses a 24-megapixel image sensor. The camera is the first M model to feature movie recording, and the first to have Live View, which allows the scene, as viewed through the lens, to be composed. The M can use most M- and R-mount lenses. Leica M cameras are made by hand in Portugal and Germany.
The original M has been superseded by variants such as the Leica M (Typ 262).
The M uses a CMOS 24-megapixel (6,000 × 4,000 pixels) image sensor designed for Leica by the Belgian company CMOSIS, and made by STMicroelectronics in Grenoble. The pixels are on a 6 x 6 µm² grid.
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- Official website
- La Vida Leica - Leica M System Information, reviews and articles
- Thorsten von Overgaard - Leica M 240 Review and Test Photos by Thorsten Overgaard
- Thorsten von Overgaard - Leica M Monochrom Review and Test Photos by Thorsten Overgaard
- Thorsten von Overgaard - Leica M9 Review and Test Photos by Thorsten Overgaard
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