• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • Medium format 1,350.0mm2
  • 37.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Leica M (Typ 240) advantages over Leica S (Typ 007)

  • Less expensive
    $5495 vs $19995
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 80 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    680g vs 1260g
    Lighter weight

Leica S (Typ 007) advantages over Leica M (Typ 240)

  • Larger sensor
    Medium format vs 35mm
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • 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
    4 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 viewfinder magnification
    1.09x vs 0.68x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    37.5 vs 24.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    125 vs 60 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    3.5 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)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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 Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Leica M Monochrom

Leica M (Typ 240)
Leica M Monochrom
  • $5628
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $7950
  • 35mm
  • Higher extended ISO
Leica S (Typ 007)
Leica M Monochrom
  • $19995
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $7950
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • 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
  • $3979
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
Leica S (Typ 007)
Leica M-E (Typ 220)
  • $19995
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3979
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica S (Typ 006)

Leica M (Typ 240)
Leica S (Typ 006)
  • $5628
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $19995
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Top deck display
Leica S (Typ 007)
Leica S (Typ 006)
  • $19995
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $19995
  • Medium format

Compared to Leica S-E (Typ 006)

Leica M (Typ 240)
Leica S-E (Typ 006)
  • $5628
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Thinner
  • $16900
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Built-in GPS
Leica S (Typ 007)
Leica S-E (Typ 006)
  • $19995
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $16900
  • Medium format

Compared to Leica M-P (Typ 240)

Leica M (Typ 240)
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $5628
  • 35mm
  • Longer exposure
  • $6262
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Leica S (Typ 007)
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $19995
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $6262
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
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