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Model Name: Leica M (Typ 240) 
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Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
General
Model Number:
Camera Format: Rangefinder 
Currently Manufactured: Yes 
Retail Price: $6950.00
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2012-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 24.0 oz (680 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 5.5 x 3.1 x 1.7 in.
(139 x 80 x 42 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Total Megapixels: 24.00
Effective Megapixels: 24.0 
Sensor Format: 35mm 
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.69"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: No 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5952 x 3976 (23.7 MP, Other),
4256 x 2823 (12.0 MP, 3:2),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
1600 x 1080 (1.7 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG, .DNG RAW (14-bit, compressed or uncompressed), RAW+JPEG 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes 
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate: 25p/24p, 25p/24p, 30p
Movie Audio: Yes 
Movie File Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG (MOV); built-in mic is mono, but external stereo mic adapter available 
Optics
Lens Mount: Leica M bayonet 
Kit Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range: Varies with lens used 
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: No 
Auto Focus Type: N/A (Manual focus with OVF/Live View with magnification, focus peaking) 
Face Detection:  
Auto Focus Assist Light? n/a
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical 
Viewfinder Type: Non-TTL bright-line frame rangefinder w/ automatic parallax compensation, 0.68x magnification; Optional Visoflex EVF-2 Electronic Viewfinder 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 920,000 dots
Touchscreen: No 
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 200 to 6,400 in 1/3EV steps, extendable to ISO 100
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent warm, Fluorescent cool, Flash, Kelvin Setting (2000-13100K), Manual  
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: OVF: TTL Center-weighted with working aperture; Live view: TTL Multi, Center-weighted, Spot 
Program AE: No 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Film Simulation Modes 
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: No 
Flash Modes: n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: SCA-3502 compatible hot shoe, with center contact 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System:  
DCF Compliant:  
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: No 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: n/a 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a 
HD Video Out: No 
HD Video Connection:  
Built-In Wi-fi: No 
Computer/Printer:  
PictBridge Compliant:  
DPOF Compliant:  
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Threaded cable release 
Other Connection: Accessory port 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary 7.4v 1800mAh 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: Unknown
Software
Included Software: Free download of Adobe Lightroom for registered owners 
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS 
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 24MP CMOS sensor, Maestro processor, Live View with 10x focus magnification and focus peaking, 1080p Full HD movies, 920K-dot LCD with Gorilla Glass, optional EVF-2 electronic viewfinder. 

 


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