• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 21.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Canon 5D Mark II advantages over Leica M (Typ 240)

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    3.9 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    75 vs 8 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica M (Typ 240) advantages over Canon 5D Mark II

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • More dynamic range
    13.3 vs 11.9 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 75 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    7 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon D700

Canon 5D Mark II
Nikon D700
  • $2098
  • 35mm
  • External Mic Jack
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $3000
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Leica M (Typ 240)
Nikon D700
  • $5853
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Thinner
  • $3000
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A900

Canon 5D Mark II
Sony A900
  • $2098
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $3000
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Leica M (Typ 240)
Sony A900
  • $5853
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $3000
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Leica M Monochrom

Canon 5D Mark II
Leica M Monochrom
  • $2098
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Top deck display
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • Newer
Leica M (Typ 240)
Leica M Monochrom
  • $5853
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Nikon D600

Canon 5D Mark II
Nikon D600
  • $2098
  • 35mm
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Leica M (Typ 240)
Nikon D600
  • $5853
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Thinner
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Leica M-E (Typ 220)

Canon 5D Mark II
Leica M-E (Typ 220)
  • $2098
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $4509
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Thinner
Leica M (Typ 240)
Leica M-E (Typ 220)
  • $5853
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dynamic range
  • $4509
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
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