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Leica M-E Digital Camera

MILC 18MP CCD SDHC Mar 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Count Sensor Type Memory Card Release Date
Since the introduction of the rangefinder system in 1954, Leica M film cameras have been considered by many photographers to be the perfect tool for capturing the fascination of a moment... More
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7 Reasons For

Leica Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Leica is one of the superior digital camera brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Leica also has good reviews for its MILC cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

The Leica M-E has a CCD sensor type which is better than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most cameras of a comparable age and type to it have a MOS sensor type. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

A CCD sensor type is in fact the best sensor type amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the M-E.

A MOS sensor type is the worst sensor type amongst comparable types of camera.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and spec 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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Very Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.25s to 240s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 40s. The Leica M-E has a very long maximum camera shutter speed (240 seconds) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 1,860 milliampere * hour, the Leica M-E has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the digital cameras of a similar type and age to the M-E the battery capacities range from 680mAh to 4,400mAh.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The Leica M-E has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the M-E. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Manual", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Leica digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Leica M-E has a better display than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most MILC cameras that were released around the same time as it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all MILC cameras that are a similar age to the M-E the best display is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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15 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Leica M-E does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age do support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Leica M-E does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this type and age which have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the M-E, the Leica M-E does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Leica M-E does not support video recording. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the M-E also do not support video recording.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the M-E are not 3D compatible. The Leica M-E is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the M-E do not have a GPS. The Leica M-E is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the M-E, the Leica M-E is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Leica M-E does not have an image stabiliser, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the M-E also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of cameras of a similar age and spec to the M-E is 3". At only 2.5 inches, the Leica M-E has a very small screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the M-E.

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Only 1728 X 1152 Still Image Resolution

The Leica M-E has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Leica camera has a 1728 x 1152 still image resolution, whereas most MILC cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolutions of 5212 x 3472, 3840 x 2592 and 2592 x 1728 and 1280 x 846. Across all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the M-E the best still image resolution is 12416 x 1856 and the worst is 1024 x 768.

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Quite Low Maximum ISO Speed

When compared to other cameras of this spec and age that we have checked the maximum ISO speed of, the Leica M-E's maximum ISO speed of only 2,500 is one of the lowest. The average maximum ISO speed of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the M-E is 25,000, and the maximum ISO speeds range from 1,600 to 410,000.

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Very Low Display Resolution

At only 230,000 pixels, the Leica M-E has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The lowest display resolution of cameras of this age and type is 33 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 750,000 pixels.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The Leica M-E has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras of this type and age. The image format "DNG" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Very Heavy

The Leica M-E is one of the heavier cameras of a similar spec and age to the M-E (585 grams) amongst MILC cameras of this age. MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 70g and 680g, and the average weight is 310g.

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Very Long Start-Up Time

The start-up times of cameras of this age and spec range from 0.5ms to 1,000ms. When compared to other MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Leica M-E's start-up time of 1,000 millisecond is one of the longest.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Leica M-E

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Megapixel Count

The Leica M-E has a fairly standard megapixel count (18 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Body Material
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Lens Mount
Focusing
Focus
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
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Full HD Video
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
Diopter Adjustment
On Screen 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
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00799429107598, 00799429184612, 04022243107595

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