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Model Name: Leica M (Typ 240) 
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General
Model Number: M
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:  
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 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: No
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: 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 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: 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 (ISO 100): n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/180
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV 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: No
DPOF Compliant: No
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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