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Leica M

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PC Mag Editor's Choice Ephotozine Recommended 01net.com 4 Star photozone.de Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 24 megapixel camera
MILC 24MP CMOS Black Feb 2014
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Leica M Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Leica M number 133 across all digital cameras.
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Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has great expert reviews and superb user reviews with 93% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, product quality and it is robust.
This Leica digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
5952 x 3976 pixels image resolution
Fairly high megapixel
Heavy
Very low magnification

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the M with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is mediocre for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras. It is also mediocre for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras as well being mediocre for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras.
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Leica M Video Reviews


How Big is the Leica M?

The Leica M is 139mm wide and 80mm tall. It is 42mm deep and weighs 680g.

Leica M front dimensions

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Leica M In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

The editors of review websites Photozone.de and Ljudochbild.se both strongly endorse this Leica camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The editors of websites Ephotozine and Focus-Numerique.fr both decided that concluded that they would endorse this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

One other expert review site thought that this digital camera was exceptional and gave it their highest award. This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag.

This Leica digital camera received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com and Optyczne.pl gave it a "Very Good" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 13 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and PC Mag this camera has an overall expert rating of 83 out of 100.

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Excellent User Reviews

Users have rated this Leica camera as outstanding on average. 24 reviewers (85% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 93% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Most M owners think it is one of the better cameras.

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Leica Has Excellent Camera Reviews

Based on 903 expert and owner reviews (including 316 verified purchases), Leica has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. Leica also has excellent reviews specifically for its cameras. 97% of those that bought a Leica digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

15 owners said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images, three owners who reviewed it thought it had a good picture resolution and two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good in low light.

  • Is a solid choice for rangefinder photographers looking for a compact short telephoto lens.
  • The ability to capture images that are crisp from edge to ed…
  • A larger buffer for longer continuous shooting…
    Pcmag.com (PC Mag) November 2014
  • Not only is the new sensor a great performer.
    Reviewed.com March 2014
  • Impresses a lot less at the image borders and corners, at least in terms of sharpness…
    Photozone.de August 2013
  • It shows very good resolution across the frame wide open…
    Photozone.de July 2013
  • It captures images that are sharp from edge to edge at every aperture.
  • Fantastic camera that lets photographer follow his vision…
  • Great battery life and fantastic image quality…
  • This camera has very conservative metering so don't expect it to produce good images when you don't know what you are doing…

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Three customers said that the product was good quality.

Customers Report it is Robust

Four people who purchased the product reckoned that it was well made.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Four owners thought it was compact.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Three people thought the product was easy to use.

Customers Report Nice Design

Three customers thought it was good looking.

Users Report Great Battery Life

Two owners said in their reviews that it had a good battery life.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Four people said in their reviews that the Leica M had a good lens and four people who bought this digital camera thought it had a good autofocus.

  • It's the best rangefinder lens that covers a wide…
  • Is a solid choice for rangefinder photographers looking for a compact short telephoto lens.
  • Lens is a relative bargain.
  • Focus peaking dramatically expand the overall experience…
    Reviewed.com March 2014
  • Although it's never been a real secret, using lens adapters to mount one brand of lens on a different brand's camera body has become much more popular in the last couple of years…
    Pdnonline.com March 2017
  • Besides that, you get the leather strap and memory card wallet and the outstanding chrome vented lens hood which really finishes the Safari set…
  • The installed batteries get used quickly on focusing and testing.
  • Extremely fast in focusing and shooting…
  • The optical zoom was nice with perhaps more than expected focus time…
  • The best features are the built in filters, all that were individually purchased for my film cameras, such as star burst, soft focus, etc…

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Four customers wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money.


Value For Money

Not Cheap

We think this camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras. We checked 417 digital cameras and they range in price from $29 to $6,895.

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Features

5952 X 3976 Pixels Image Resolution

The Leica M has a higher image resolution than most cameras. This Leica camera has a 5952 x 3976 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras have a 2048 x 1536 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras the best image resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 2560 х 1280 pixels.

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Fairly High Megapixel

Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. The Leica M has one of the higher megapixels (24 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Heavy

The lightest camera is 1g and the heaviest is 1.5kg. With a weight of 680 grams, the Leica M is one of the heavier cameras amongst cameras of this age.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Leica M has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Leica M has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Leica M features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Leica M features saturation adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature saturation adjustment.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Leica M has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Leica M supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Live View

The Leica M supports live view, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Leica M supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. 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. The video resolution of all cameras ranges from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Leica M supports dioptic correction. Most of the other cameras also support dioptic correction.

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Very Low Magnification

Cameras have magnifications of between 0.15x and 100x. With a magnification of only 0.68 times zoom factor, the Leica M has one of the lower magnifications amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Leica M does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was February 2014 when Leica released the M.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers leica evleimbkb1bdl, leica evleimsrb1bdl, leica msrb1bdl, leica mbkb1bdl, leica 10947, leica 10771
Barcodes 00616348040518, 00616348040525, 00616348086868, 00640522517763, 00799429107031, 00799429107703, 00799429107710, 00799429109479, 04022243107700, 04022243107717

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