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Leica M-E

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Leica M-E

$4,927.99
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A good spec and classic MILC digital camera, but representing only moderate value for money
MILC 18MP 5212 X 3472 Pixels CCD Mar 2014
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Leica M-E Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Leica M-E number 630 across all digital cameras.
81
Reviews
2 Reviews
57
Value for Money
Average
77
Features
Good Features
69
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 69?

It has fantastic user reviews but below average expert reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2018.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average megapixels
5212 x 3472 pixels image resolution
Quiet, discreet, compact and concentrated on the essentials
Uncompromising image quality
Classical m-design
Very low maximum ISO sensitivity
Does not have a built-in flash

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of $4,207.70 on eBay 3 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
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How Big is the Leica M-E?

The Leica M-E is 139mm wide and 80mm tall. It is 37mm deep and weighs 585g.

Leica M-E front dimensions
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Leica M-E In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $4,927.99 it is in the most expensive 3% of cameras.

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We found a cheaper price for the Leica M-E of £2,499.99 ($2,499.99) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $2,428.00.

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Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Leica M-E's sensor megapixels of 18MP is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 28% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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5212 X 3472 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Leica M-E is 5212 x 3472 pixels. That's 14% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital 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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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Leica 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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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000. The Leica M-E's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 2,500 is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 17% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

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

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Leica M-E does not have a built-in flash, unlike 68% of cameras which have a built-in flash.

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Heavier Than Average

The average weight of all digital cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg. The Leica M-E's weight of 585g is in the heaviest 12% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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

This Leica 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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Very Low Display Resolution

Across all the cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Leica M-E of only 230,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 14% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

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

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Features Saturation Adjustment

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

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Has a Tripod Mount

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

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The Leica M-E's display diagonal of only 2.5" is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 7% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have display diagonals of between 1" and 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Leica M-E features contrast adjustment. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

The Leica M-E does not have a built-in microphone, unlike most other cameras. 78% of cameras have a built-in microphone.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

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

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

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

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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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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This 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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

leica 10759

Barcodes:

00799429107598, 00799429184612, 04022243107595

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