• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 45.7 megapixels
  • ISO 64 - 25,600

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Differences

Leica M (Typ 240) advantages over Nikon Z7

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.05 vs 4.35 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 67 mm
    Thinner
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Nikon Z7 advantages over Leica M (Typ 240)

  • Less expensive
    $3997 vs $5768*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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 months 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
    2100k vs 920k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.80x vs 0.68x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    45.7 vs 24.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.0 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    26 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

  • 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 panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

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The Competition

Compared to Leica M Monochrom

Leica M (Typ 240)
Leica M Monochrom
  • $5853
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $7950
  • 35mm
  • Higher extended ISO
Nikon Z7
Leica M Monochrom
  • $3397
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $7950
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Leica M-E (Typ 220)

Leica M (Typ 240)
Leica M-E (Typ 220)
  • $5853
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dynamic range
  • $4896
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
Nikon Z7
Leica M-E (Typ 220)
  • $3397
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $4896
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Leica M-P (Typ 240)

Leica M (Typ 240)
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $5853
  • 35mm
  • Longer exposure
  • $5853
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Nikon Z7
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $3397
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $5853
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony A7R III

Leica M (Typ 240)
Sony A7R III
  • $5853
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
Nikon Z7
Sony A7R III
  • $3397
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More dots on screen
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • High resolution composite
  • NFC

Compared to Nikon Z6

Leica M (Typ 240)
Nikon Z6
  • $5853
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon Z7
Nikon Z6
  • $3397
  • 35mm
  • More pixels
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
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