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MILC 24MP CMOS Feb 2014
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Leica M 240 - Hands-on Review
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26 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

Ephotozine and Focus-numerique.fr both recommend this MILC digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both Photozone.de and Ljudochbild.se, both of which wrote that this digital camera was great.

PC Mag wrote that this Leica camera was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The editors of two other expert review sites both said that this digital camera was good. 01net.com gave this camera a "5 Star" award and Optyczne.pl gave it a "Very Good" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on twelve expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and PC Mag this MILC digital camera has an average expert rating of 83 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

The average owner rating of this Leica digital camera is brilliant based on 16 owner reviews. This means that users think this Leica camera is one of the very best digital cameras of a comparable age and type.

Good Quality Lens

Some Leica M reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good lens. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote in their Leica M review “$4,295) is an excellent wide-angle lens for M-mount cameras” . Pcmag.com also wrote “It's the best rangefinder lens that covers a wide”. Pc Mag said in their review on PC Mag “Lens hood is huge”.

A few customers agreed that it had a good autofocus.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of people wrote that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Pcmag.com wrote on expert website PC Mag “It┬ácaptures images that are sharp from edge to edge at every aperture.” and scored it 5 stars. Pc Mag said in their review of this digital camera “Detailed images at every ISO” . Pcmag.com also said “The ability to capture images that are crisp from edge to ed”.

Some Leica M reviewers who purchased this digital camera wrote that it had a good picture resolution. Pcmag.com gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on PC Mag “A larger buffer for longer continuous shooting”. Three years ago expert website Photozone.de mentioned “It shows very good resolution across the frame wide open”. Techradar.com/au/ wrote “New rear screen is clear, bright and high resolution”.

One Leica M owner who purchased this digital camera concluded that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Reviewed.com wrote in their Leica M review “Not only is the new sensor a great performer.”.

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Good Size

Eleven customers said in their reviews that the product was compact. Pc Mag mentioned “Fairly compact” in their Leica M review and gave it a score of 5 stars. Pc Mag also wrote “Compact for a full-frame camera”. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “Is quite compact, especially when you consider its f/2 aperture”.

Two Leica M owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was a good body shape. Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “Pleasuretouse body with first class lenses”.

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Robust

A number of Leica M owners mentioned that it was well made. Last year expert review site Pcmag.com said “Perfectly engineered”. Pc Mag mentioned in their review “Incredible build quality”. Pc Mag also wrote “Excellent build”.

One Leica M owner thought this digital camera was strong and durable. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “A more durable rear LCD”.

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Good Product Quality

Several Leica M reviewers who bought it thought it was good quality. It Reviews.com wrote on IT Reviews.com “Excellent image quality” yet they gave this digital camera a rating of 3 stars. Expert review site Tech.uk.msn.com wrote “It's traditionally also a name that delivers genuine quality” in their review of this digital camera. Techradar.com/au/ said in their Leica M review “The Leica M 240 offers beautiful image quality, with files that are full of detail”.

Nice Design

Several Leica M owners mentioned in their reviews that the Leica M was good looking. Expert review site Pcmag.com rated it 5 stars and mentioned in their review “Its design is pretty compact when you consider its”. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com said “Because this gorgeous slice of German engineer” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Reviewed.com wrote in November last year “The Leica M Monochrom has a gorgeous and well-built body that produces impressive black”.

One Leica M reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was smooth. One Leica M reviewer said in their reviews that this digital camera was well designed. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “Bright, uncluttered viewfinder” in their review.

One person who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was ergonomic. Expert review site Kenrockwell.com said “The M 240 with external finder is an ergonomic nightmare” .

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four Leica M owners who reviewed the Leica M considered that it had a good viewfinder. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “Big, bright optical viewfinder” and rated it 4 stars. Ephotozine.com gave it a score of 4 stars and said “The Leica M Typ 240 is the only one with live view and an optical viewfinder, giving those that prefer the rangefinder view the option to use that”.

One Leica M reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had an electronic viewfinder. One customer who bought it concluded that it had a good screen.

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Easy to Use

A number of Leica M reviewers concluded that it was easy to use. Expert website Pcmag.com said “It's compatible with Leica rangefinder cameras, although it's easy enough to use with Sony NEX”. Techradar.com/au/ said in their review “Flexibility, from a camera that is a pleasure to use”. Techradar.com/au/ also said “Live View makes longer lenses easier to use”.

One customer reckoned that it had a good experience. Expert website Reviewed.com said two years ago “Focus peaking dramatically expand the overall experience” in their review. One Leica M reviewer thought it was easy to handle. Reviewed.com wrote “Great handling”.

One person who purchased the Leica M considered that it was easy to use the menus. Techradar.com/au/ said “Menu could be easier and quicker to navigate” in their review of this digital camera.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was quiet. Pc Mag wrote in their review of the Leica M “Nearly silent shutter”. Kenrockwell.com wrote in their Leica M review two years ago “The M 240 is fast and quiet, much quieter than the clattery M9 ever was.”.

Leica Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Leica has good average reviews for its MILC cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Video Capture

A few Leica M reviewers reckoned that the product was good for video recording. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert website Ephotozine “Surprisingly for Leica, also introduced full HD video recording” in their Leica M review. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk said in their Leica M review “An EVF and full HD video are welcome (especially for Leica R-mount owners), b”.

Good Support

Some Leica M owners who bought it thought it had good technical guidance. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “Smooth manual focus ring”. Photozone.de said in their review of the Leica M “Such adapted lenses can only be used with manual focusing and "working aperture" - there's no da”.

Quite High Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the M is 2.3MP and the highest is 46MP. The Leica M has a quite high megapixel count (24 megapixels) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as the M.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Leica M supports Full HD video, as do most of the other MILC cameras that are a similar age to the M.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on cameras of a similar age and type to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At 60 seconds, the Leica M has a very long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the M. The maximum camera shutter speeds of MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 0.25s to 240s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 40s.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the M the battery capacities range from 680mAh to 4,400mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,300mAh. At 1,800 milliampere * hour, the Leica M has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Leica M is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Leica digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Manual", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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5952 X 3976 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Leica M has a 5952 x 3976 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of a similar type and age to it. The image resolution of all digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the M ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Leica M is more than most MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera supports a 200 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the M. The ISO speeds "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this Leica digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on digital cameras of this age and type. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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13 Reasons Against

Inferior Technical Features

One person thought it did not have good features. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “In updating the Leica M9 with more current features, one cant help get the feeling that Leica has slightly missed the point with the M Typ 240”.

Poor Exposure Control

One Leica M owner who purchased it mentioned that it did not have good exposure controls. Techradar.com/au/ said “Exposure compensation button not always easy to use” yet they still scored the product 4 stars.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Leica M does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other MILC cameras that are a similar age to the M.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the M, the Leica M does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Leica M does not support video recording, although it is worth noting that most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the M also do not support video recording.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the M are not 3D compatible. The Leica M is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Leica M does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the M also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Leica M is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the M are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not have an image stabiliser. The Leica M is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Leica M is more than most cameras of this age and type. This Leica camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by MILC cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the M. The image format "DNG" is also supported by this camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The lowest maximum ISO speed of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the M is 1,600 and the highest is 410,000. At only 6,400, the Leica M has a fairly low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the M.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the M that we have assessed the weight of, the Leica M's weight of 680 grams is one of the heaviest. The average weight of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 310g.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

At 200, the Leica M has a quite big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the M. Cameras that were released more than two years ago have minimum ISO speed of between 50 and 200.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Leica M

Released Over Two Years Ago

This MILC digital camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Leica M has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Sensor Format
Design
Colour
Body Material
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Lens Mount
Focusing
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Sync-Speed
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Start-Up Time
Built-In Processor
Diopter Adjustment
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Bundled Software

7 Awards

focus-numerique.fr Recommended PC Mag Editor's Choice Ephotozine Recommended 01net.com 4 Star ljudochbild.se Especially Recommended photozone.de Highly Recommended optyczne.pl Excellent

Expert Reviews

(31)
28 August 2015

A pricey tip of the hat to the film era In the end, the Leica M Monochrom has a gorgeous and well-built body that produces impressive black and white images, but lacks practicality due to the...

Excellent build quality
Stunning photos and good high ISO performance
Great handling
Images dtailles et beau rendu des matires
Pas de filtre passebas, pas de filtre de Bayer
No autofocus
Featurepoor
High base ISO
Latitude d'exposition assez restreinte
Mode vido limit
17 August 2015

What is the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)? The Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) is an unusual camera in a number of ways. Top of the list is that it can shoot only black-and-white photos. Next up, it... Read more…

12 August 2015

The manual focus, black and white-only Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) rangefinder camera isn't for everyone. But if it's for you, you'll love it...

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) review: Leica's latest luxury promises uncompromising black and white image quality. Damien Demolder puts it through its paces.A digital camera that shoots only in... Read more…

It was a bold move from Leica but it proved to be a successful camera in their range.The new M Monochrom Typ 246 features Leica's newly developed 24-million-pixel full-frame CMOS sensor which is... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 27 October 2012 by Rich in San Francisco
Rich in San Francisco would recommend the Leica M-E Type 220

Every single element of picture quality in the M9/P cameras, for MUCH less money. Plus, the removal of the low-pass filter (which adds $ to the cost of a Nikon 800) actually enhances detail and... Read more…

Reviewed 21 September 2014 by Dan

Finally made the plunge to return to Leica after years of SLR shooting. Yes, the camera is pricey and the lenses as well. But I had just gone too long with my 5D wishing it was more portable and... Read more…

Reviewed 27 August 2015 by Leon F
Leon F would recommend the Leica M-A Typ 127

I did not buy this camera through B&H but will do a review here. With the release of this fully mechanical film camera in an age where everything is digital I cannot else but say that Leica... Read more…

Reviewed 19 July 2015 by Herr Barnack
Herr Barnack would recommend the Leica M-P Typ 240

I upgraded to the Safari set after using my first digital camera of any kind (the M240) for a little over a year. I traded in my black M240 and 28 Summicron ASPH on the Safari set and after four... Read more…

Reviewed 3 November 2015 by Ribnar
Ribnar would recommend the Leica M-A Typ 127

Why Leica M-A when we have the M3, M2, M6, MP... It is more a philosophical discussion and less a technical one. I am sure there is no possible technical way you can justify creating a new Leica M... Read more…

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