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Leica M-E Digital Camera

MILC 18MP CCD SDHC Mar 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards 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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8 Reasons For

Leica Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We calculated the average ratings for all Leica digital cameras and also specifically for Leica MILC cameras and found that in both cases Leica had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

CCD Sensor Type

The Leica M-E has a CCD sensor type which is better than the MOS sensor type found on most cameras of this spec and age. 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 across all digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the M-E.

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

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

If you would prefer a camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Leica M[plb_2212774_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Very Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the digital cameras of a similar type and age to the M-E the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 4s to 240s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of 240 seconds, the Leica M-E's slowest camera shutter speed is one of the longest amongst comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years is 1,300mAh. The Leica M-E has one of the bigger battery capacitys (1,860 milliampere * hour) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Has Eight White Balances

The Leica M-E has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on MILC cameras that have been around for a similar time to the M-E. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Manual", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Leica M-E has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras of this age and type. 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. The worst display of all MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Leica M-E is more than most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by MILC cameras that have been available for a similar time to the M-E.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

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

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Leica M-E does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the M-E which support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Leica M[plb_2212774_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Leica M-E does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the M-E also do not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most cameras that have been around for more than two years do not support video capability. The Leica M-E is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Not 3D

Most digital cameras of this age and spec are not 3D. The Leica M-E is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Leica M-E does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Most MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the M-E are not waterproof. The Leica M-E is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Leica M-E does not have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.5 inches, the Leica M-E has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst cameras of this age. The display diagonals of digital cameras of this age and type range from 2.5" to 4.8".

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Only 1728 X 1152 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Leica M-E has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has a 1728 x 1152 still image resolution(s), whereas most MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This Leica camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 5212 x 3472, 3840 x 2592 and 2592 x 1728 and 1280 x 846. MILC cameras that have been available for a similar time to the M-E still image resolution(s)s range from 1024 x 768 to 6000 x 4000.

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Quite Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Leica M-E has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 2,500) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of MILC cameras that have been around for a similar time to the M-E is 1,600 and the highest is 410,000.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Leica M-E has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s (only 230,000 pixels) amongst cameras of this age. The average display resolution (numeric) of similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 730,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 33 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Leica M-E is more than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. The image formats supported "DNG" is also supported by this Leica digital camera.

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Heavy

MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the M-E have weights of between 70g and 680g, and the average weight is 330g. With a weight of 585 grams, the Leica M-E is quite heavy compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Leica M[plb_2212774_price] (680g) which is also higher rated.

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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

With a megapixel of 18 megapixels, the Leica M-E has a fairly standard megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the M-E.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Material
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Mounting Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Video
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Dioptre Correction
Tripod Mountable
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Start-Up Time
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00799429107598, 00799429184612, 04022243107595

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