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Leica M

$5,399.00
$4,892.39 $507 cheaper than 36 days ago
Leica M
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A high image quality and award winning MILC digital camera, with good features but representing only average value for money
MILC 24MP 5952 X 3976 Pixels CMOS Feb 2014
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Leica M (Typ 262) Digital Rangefinder Camera (Black Body Only)
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Leica M Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Leica M number 307 in best selling cameras and number 497 across all digital cameras.
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52 Reviews + 2 Awards
59
Value for Money
Average
78
Features
Good Features
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has great expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 97% 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 2018.
This Leica digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
5952 x 3976 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Upper normandy revisited - magnum photographer jean gaumy returns to his roots
Leica max 24 MP sensor for maximum imaging quality
Fast leica maestro image processor
Universal capabilities with live view and the electronic viewfinder
Splash-proof camera body
All the new features of the leica M at A glance
Heavier than average
Does not have an HDMI

Should You Buy it Now?

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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

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $4,892.39 it is in the most expensive 2% of cameras.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Leica M of £3,995.00 ($3,995.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $897.39.

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Features

5952 X 3976 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Leica M is 5952 x 3976 pixels. That's 49% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Leica M's sensor megapixels of 24MP is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 9% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Leica M's maximum ISO sensitivity of 6,400 is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 44% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Heavier Than Average

The weights of cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Leica M of 680g is in the heaviest 7% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Leica M's display diagonal of 3" is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 63% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Leica M features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Leica M has a shoe mounting point. 89% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Leica M supports dioptic correction. 90% of cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Leica M features saturation adjustment, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Leica M does not have an HDMI. 55% of cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Supports Live View

The Leica M supports live view. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Leica M has a tripod mount. 73% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Leica camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Leica M supports Full HD video. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the magnification depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of magnifications are possible with this camera.

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Slower Than Average Start-Up Time

The Leica M's start-up time of 1,000ms is in the slowest 32% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The start-up times of cameras range from 0.1ms to 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 590ms.

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Product Identifiers

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00799429107703, 00799429107710, 04022243107700, 04022243107717

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