Leica M (240)

The Leica rangefinder updated to the modern age (live view, video, etc.). 

  • Sensor: 24mp CMOSIS CMOS sensor, 24x36 (no crop from 35mm film), Bayer color filtration, no AA filter
  • Mount: Leica M
  • Images: 5952 x 3976 JPEG or 14-bit raw DNG, 3 fps max
  • Video:  1080P/24/25, 720P, 480P/30, Motion-JPEG in .MOV container, mono mic (stereo ext mic) 
  • Shutter: mechanical 60 sec to 1/4,000 sec, bulb, 1/160 X-sync 
  • Exposure: center-weighted, -3 to +3EV exposure compensation, 6 white balance settings (plus Custom), ISO 200-6400 (plus Pull 100)
  • Focus: manual focus, 10x zoom and peaking (Live View only)
  • Display: 3" 920k dot fixed LCD, optical viewfinder (.68x magnification) framelines for 24, 28, 35, 50, 75, 90mm lenses, optional EVF
  • Flash: hot shoe, 1/180 flash sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync, rear sync
  • Remote: no
  • Other Notable Features: auto lens compensation, bundled with Adobe Lightroom, optional stereo mic package, optional grip GPS
  • Cards: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Battery: new battery
  • Size: 5.5 x 3.1 x 1.7" (139 x 80 x 42mm) wide, tall, deep
  • Weight: 23.9 ounces (680g)
  • Colors: Black, Sivler
  • Price: US$7250 body only
  • Announced: September 17, 2012, shipped March 2013
  • Current software: v2.0.3.0 (April 2016)

Note: The upgrade many have been waiting for, bringing the M series into the modern digital era. The optional EVF and Live View are the two big visible changes, but it's also clear that Leica has been listening to users and has made a number of very welcome changes internally , as well. However, the Leica M now has a bit of hybrid feel to it. You can use it like a traditional M with your eye at the rangefinder, or you can use it in Live View or with the optional EVF and get a more modern method of using the camera. The traditional method still feels more "right" than the modern method, though.

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