• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 30.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000

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Differences

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

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 75 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    680g vs 890g
    Lighter weight
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $3549 vs $5495*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Higher effective ISO
    2,995 vs 1,860 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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
  • Newer
    2 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 920k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    30.4 vs 24.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.0 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 8 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Superb image quality from RAW files; Improved dynamic range; Excellent high ISO performance; Fast 7fps burst rate with unlimited JPEG buffer; High-quality cinema 4K video; Built-in Wi-Fi; Dual Pixel CMOS AF is very good.

  • JPEG files look soft at default settings; 1/200s flash sync; 4K video codec is cumbersome; 29:59 continuous video recording limit.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 5D Mark III

Leica M (Typ 240)
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $5628
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • More dynamic range
  • $2520
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $2799
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $2520
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D810

Leica M (Typ 240)
Nikon D810
  • $5628
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Canon 5D Mark IV
Nikon D810
  • $2799
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash

Compared to Leica M Monochrom

Leica M (Typ 240)
Leica M Monochrom
  • $5628
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $7950
  • 35mm
  • Higher extended ISO
Canon 5D Mark IV
Leica M Monochrom
  • $2799
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $7950
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Leica M-E (Typ 220)

Leica M (Typ 240)
Leica M-E (Typ 220)
  • $5628
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dynamic range
  • $4209
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
Canon 5D Mark IV
Leica M-E (Typ 220)
  • $2799
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $4209
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica M-P (Typ 240)

Leica M (Typ 240)
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $5628
  • 35mm
  • Longer exposure
  • $5787
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Canon 5D Mark IV
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $2799
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $5787
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Thinner
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