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Leica M-E (Typ 240)

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The new Leica M-E ranks among the most compact full-frame camera systems in the world. Its 24MP CMOS sensor offers a high light sensitivity of up to ISO 6400 – facilitating outstanding image results even in low-light situations. Its 2GB buffer memory (from the M-P (Typ 240)) ensures that the Leica M-E is always ready to shoot, even when capturing a rapid succession of frames – so you can rest assured that you will never miss out on the decisive moment.
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Leica M-E (Typ 240)

The new Leica M-E continues the unique tradition of rangefinder photography. A stringent paring down to the most essential camera functions ensures a streamlined and intuitive operation. Compact, quiet and characteristically discreet, the new Leica M-E allows photographers to blend into their surroundings, establish a direct connection with their subject, and capture each scene with absolute authenticity and brilliant image quality.

The Leica M-E (Typ 240) is distinguished by a timelessly elegant aesthetic and high-end construction; each model is handcrafted in Germany. The compact camera body is dust and spray water resistant, while the genuine leather trim offers both a sophisticated appearance and a safer grip on the camera. Top and base plate are finished in an anthracite grey paint which has been developed especially for the M-E.

As with all Leica M models, owners of the new M-E benefit from the comprehensive system compatibility that distinguishes the Leica M series: thanks to the M bayonet mount, the M-E is compatible with nearly every M lens ever produced — and so represents a particularly sustainable investment.

The new Leica M-E ranks among the most compact full-frame camera systems in the world. Its 24MP CMOS sensor offers a high light sensitivity of up to ISO 6400 – facilitating outstanding image results even in low-light situations. Its 2GB buffer memory (from the M-P (Typ 240)) ensures that the Leica M-E is always ready to shoot, even when capturing a rapid succession of frames – so you can rest assured that you will never miss out on the decisive moment.

Thanks to its exceedingly high resolution and light sensitivity, the Leica M-E delivers photographs imbued with the classic ‘Leica look’, characterized by a unique bokeh rendition. Owners of the new Leica M-E are also able to apply this distinctive quality to their moving images: the Leica M-E features a 1080p, full-HD movie mode — allowing you to capture stunning videos using a dedicated recording button, adding yet another dimension to your creative pursuits.

The essentials:

  • "Anthracite Paint" finish with black leather
  • 2GB buffer from M-P (Typ 240)
  • Digital fullframe for Leica R lenses with the Leica R-adapter M
  • Full HD 1080p video capture
  • 24MP CMOS sensor in 24 x 36 mm format
  • Enhanced sensitivity range up to ISO 6400
  • Image processing by the Leica Maestro image processor
  • 3" display with 920,000 pixels, Corning © Gorilla © glass screen protector

At-A-Glance

Full HD 1080p video capture

24MP CMOS sensor

The LEICA Camera Blog

  • Camera type:
    Compact digital view and rangefinder system still and video camera
  • Lens mount:
    Leica M bayonet with additional sensor for 6-bit coding
  • Lens system:
    Leica M lenses, Leica R lenses with optional Leica R-Adapter M
  • Top Cover:
    Milled brass top cover with integrated thumb rest
  • Material:
    All-metal case made of die-cast magnesium; synthetic leather covering. Cap and base plate made of brass
  • Filter:
    LEICA MAX 24 MP CMOS Sensor
  • Number of effective Pixels:
    24 Million Pixels
  • Sensitivity range:
    ISO 200 – ISO 6400, Pull 100 available, Auto ISO
  • Imaging Platform:
    Integrated imaging circuit with Leica Maestro® Image processor
  • Electronic Viewfinder:
    Optional available, can be used for Live View and Play functionality
  • LCD Monitor:
    3” TFT Display with 920.000 Pixels, scratch resistant cover glass (Corning®Gorilla®Glass)
  • Shutter:
    Dual type focal plane shutter for classic image exposure and Live view
  • Shutter Speed:
    1/4000s – 60s (in Bulb), 1/180s flash synchronization
  • Burst rate:
    3 fps
  • Self timer:
    2s / 12s
  • Storage Media:
    SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards
  • Image File Format:
    DNG™ (RAW data uncompressed or lossless compressed), JPEG
  • File Size:
    DNG approx. 20 Mbyte – approx. 30 Mbyte (compressed)/ 48.2 MByte (uncompressed), JPEG: Resolution and image content dependent
  • Available JPG Resolutions:
    5952px*3976px (24 MP), 4256px*2832px (12 MP)/ 2976px*1984px (6MP) / 1600px*1080px (1,7MP)
  • Color Spaces:
    sRGB / Adobe®RGB
  • White Balance:
    Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shadow / Tungsten / Fluorescent warm /Fluorescent cool / Flash / Manual (Greycard) / Kelvin 2000-13100
  • Other functions:
    Film Modes, Saturation, Contrast, Sharpening
  • Movie Recording:
    Single frame video compression (Motion JPG), Quicktime format (mov)
  • Movie resolution:
    1080p, 720p, 640*480 (VGA)
  • Movie sampling rate:
    25 fps, 24 fps, 30 fps (VGA only)
  • Microphone:
    Mono, stereo microphone adapter optional available
  • Audio recording:
    100%
  • Exposure Metering:
    In classic viewfinder mode: Through the Lens (TTL) metering, center weighted with variable aperture. In Live View and advanced viewfinder mode: Through the Lens (TTL) metering, center weighted, spot or multifield measuring. Center-weighted TTL metering for flash exposure with system conformant SCA-3000/2 standard flash units.
  • Exposure setting:
    Manual shutter speed setting with direct dial, A-Mode with direct dial
  • Exposure Modes:
    Automatic shutter speed (A-Mode), Manual Exposure (M-Mode)
  • Compensation:
    -3 EV to +3 EV, 1/3 f-stops
  • Exposure Bracketing:
    3/5 frames, 0.5 / 1 / 2 / 3 f-stops
  • Flash exposure metering:
    Control with center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering (with SCA-3501/3502 adapter, or SCA-3000 standard flash unit such as Leica SF24D/Leica SF 58)
  • Hot shoe:
    SCA-3502 compatible hot shoe, with center contact
  • Flash Synchronization:
    Optional triggered at first or second shutter curtain
  • Flash Synch time:
    1/180s
  • Focusing Methods:
    Manual focus with optical rangefinder, Live View, 100% Live View Zoom, Live View focus peaking
  • Optical Viewfinder:
    Large, light bright-line rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation, LED illuminated frame lines
  • Optical Viewfinder frame lines:
    Framelines size matches image sensor size at 2m focusing distance
  • Optical Viewfinder correction:
    Eyepiece adjusted to -0,5 dpt. Corrective lenses from -3 to +3 dpt. available (optional)
  • Magnification:
    0.68x
  • Optical Viewfinder Displays:
    In the viewfinder LED symbol for flash status (at bottom). Four-digit seven-segment LED digital display, brightness adapted to ambient conditions, for: Warning in case of exposure correction; display of automatic shutter speed in automatic mode; advisory indicating use of metering memory lock LED exposure monitor with two triangular and one central circular LED with manual exposure setting
  • Rangefinder:
    Split or superimposed image range finder shown as a bright field in the center of the viewfinder image
  • Rangefinder effective metering Basis:
    47.1 mm (mechanical metering basis 69.25 mm x viewfinder magnification 0.68 times)
  • Start up time:
    Less than 1s
  • Power Supply:
    Li-ion battery (included), 7.4V, 1800 mAh
  • Horizon:
    Yes
  • User Profiles:
    4 Profiles, exportable
  • Sensor cleaning:
    Dust detection, manual cleaning function
  • Tripod Thread:
    A 1/4 (1/4") DIN made of stainless steel in base plate
  • Dimensions:
    Approx. 139 x 42 x 80 mm (5.5 x 1.7 x 3.1 in.)
  • Weight:
    680 g (23.9 oz)
  • Operating Temperature:
    0°C – 40°C
  • Menu languages
    English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
  • Internal Buffer
    2GB
  • New optional accessories:
    Electronic Viewfinder (EVF-2), Multifunctional Handgrip M, Handgrip M, SCA Adapter Set for Multi-functional Handgrip M, Power Adapter for Multi-functional Handgrip M, Finger loop for Multi-functional Handgrip M, Size S / M / L, Leica Microphone Adapter Set, Leica M-Adapter R, Ever-Ready Case M, Li-ion Battery BP-SCL2, Battery charger BC-SCL2

Delivery:
Camera body, Battery, Charger with power cables for EU and USA (different in some export markets), 12V charging cable, Carrying strap, Accessory port cover, Body cap

Software:
The owner of this camera will receive a three-month subscription of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (which includes the latest versions of Adobe Lightroom, and Adobe Photoshop). The Creative Cloud Photography Plan can be activated upon product registration in the Leica Owners' Area.

Limited Warranty:
Leica Camera AG (‘LEICA’) provides a two-year product limited warranty for this LEICA camera valid from the date of purchase from an authorized LEICA dealer, including the accessories contained in the original packaging, which are valid for two years.

The Making of a Legacy

Leica M-System by Mark Mann

The new Leica M-E ranks among the most compact full-frame camera systems in the world. Its 24MP CMOS sensor offers a high light sensitivity of up to ISO 6400 – facilitating outstanding image results even in low-light situations. Its 2GB buffer memory (from the M-P (Typ 240)) ensures that the Leica M-E is always ready to shoot, even when capturing a rapid succession of frames – so you can rest assured that you will never miss out on the decisive moment.