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Leica M-P Digital Camera

MILC 24MP CMOS SDXC Oct 2014
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15 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This camera received a score of 80% from expert review website PC Mag.

Leica Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Leica has good average reviews for its MILC cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Robust

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable. Pcmag.com said “A more durable rear LCD” in their Leica M-P (Typ 240) review.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Leica M-P (Typ 240) was well made. Pc Mag gave the Leica M-P (Typ 240) a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on PC Mag “Excellent build quality”.

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Good Quality Pictures

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Three years ago expert website Pcmag.com wrote “A larger buffer for longer continuous shooting” and scored it 4 stars. One Leica M-P (Typ 240) owner concluded that it was able to produce good images. Pc Mag rated it 4 stars and said three years ago “Detailed images at every ISO” in their review.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed the Leica M-P (Typ 240) considered that it was good quality.

Good Size

One Leica M-P (Typ 240) owner who purchased it concluded that it was compact. Pc Mag gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Leica M-P (Typ 240) on PC Mag “Compact for a full-frame camera”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Leica M-P (Typ 240) reviewer who reviewed the Leica M-P (Typ 240) reckoned that it had a good viewfinder. Three years ago Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Big, bright optical viewfinder” in their review and scored the Leica M-P (Typ 240) 80 out of 100.

Quite High Megapixel

The M-P (Typ 240) has one of the higher megapixels (24 megapixels) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The average megapixel of MILC cameras that are a similar age to the M-P (Typ 240) is 18MP.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 24MP digital cameras currently available including the Leica M[plb_2212774_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras that came out around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the M[pl_2212774_price], or the M[pl_2212774_price] both from Leica.

If the memory card type of this digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Leica M Monochrom[plb_1983444_price] (SD|SDHC and higher rated).

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the M-P (Typ 240) is 4s and the longest is 240s. At 60 seconds, the M-P (Typ 240) has a very long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the M-P (Typ 240).

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Has Nine White Balances

The Leica M-P (Typ 240) has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the M-P (Typ 240). The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Leica camera.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 1,800 milliampere * hour, the M-P (Typ 240) has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other MILC cameras that are a similar age to the M-P (Typ 240). The battery capacitys of cameras that have been available for a similar time to the M-P (Typ 240) range from 680mAh to 4,400mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,300mAh.

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5952 X 3976 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Leica M-P (Typ 240) has a 5952 x 3976 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. Most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the M-P (Typ 240) the best image resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many MILC cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. 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.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Leica M-P (Typ 240) is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by cameras of this age and spec.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Leica M-P (Typ 240) does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type do have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Leica M Monochrom[plb_1983444_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Leica M-P (Typ 240) does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the M-P (Typ 240) which support Full HD video.

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

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Leica M-P (Typ 240) does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the M-P (Typ 240) also do not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The M-P (Typ 240) does not support video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not support video capability.

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Not 3D

The M-P (Typ 240) is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the M-P (Typ 240) are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the M-P (Typ 240) do not have a GPS (satellite). The Leica M-P (Typ 240) is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other MILC cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Leica M-P (Typ 240) is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the M-P (Typ 240), the Leica M-P (Typ 240) does not have an image stabilizer.

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Very Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The lowest motion JPEG frame rate of cameras that have been around for more than two years is 24fps and the highest is 60fps. The Leica M-P (Typ 240) has a quite low motion JPEG frame rate (only 25 frames per second) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

At only 6,400, the M-P (Typ 240) has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of cameras of a similar spec and age to the M-P (Typ 240) is 24,000, and the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 1,600 to 410,000.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the M-P (Typ 240)'s weight of 680 grams is one of the heaviest. Similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the M-P (Typ 240) have weights of between 70g and 680g.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 680g digital cameras currently available including the Leica M[plb_2212774_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Leica M Monochrom[plb_1983444_price] (600g) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

At 200, the M-P (Typ 240) has a very big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that came out more than two years ago. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of MILC cameras that are a similar age to the M-P (Typ 240) range from 50 to 200.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Leica M-P

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Leica released the M-P (Typ 240).

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the M-P (Typ 240) has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Leica M[plb_2212774_price].

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Leica M[plb_2212774_price].

Cameras with a better sensor type that might also be worth considering include the Leica M Monochrom[plb_1983444_price] (CCD) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Design
Colour of Product
Material
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Mounting Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Live View
Tripod Mountable
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Image Processor
Self-Timer

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers mptyp240b, mptyp240c
Barcodes 00006536175687, 00799429107727, 00799429107734, 04022243107724, 04022243107731, 04022243109339

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