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Model Name: Leica M (Typ 240) 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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General
Model Number: M
Camera Format: Rangefinder
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $6950.00
Street Price: $6,500.00
Date Available: 2012-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 24.0 oz (680 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.5 x 3.1 x 1.7 in.
(139 x 80 x 42 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 24.0
Sensor Format: 35mm
Sensor size: 864mm2 (36mm x 24mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.05 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: 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
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (25p/24p)
1280x720 (25p/24p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG (MOV); built-in mic is mono, but external stereo mic adapter available
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: No
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Leica M bayonet
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
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)
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
Focus Peaking: Yes
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 920,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 200
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: 8 - 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, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Film Simulation Modes
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: No
Flash Modes: Control with center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering (with SCA-3501/3502 adapter, or SCA-3000 standard flash unit such as Leica SF 24D/Leica SF 58); First or second curtain sync.
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: SCA-3502 compatible hot shoe, with center contact
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: .DNG RAW (14-bit, compressed or uncompressed), RAW+JPEG
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG (MOV); built-in mic is mono, but external stereo mic adapter available
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections:
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: No
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Threaded cable release
Connections (extended): Accessory port
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG):  
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 3.000
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus):  
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Record -> Play Max Res Time:  
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec):  
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 (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 0
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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