• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Leica M (Typ 262) advantages over Nikon D5600

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.01 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 70 mm
    Thinner
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.68x vs 0.55x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Nikon D5600 advantages over Leica M (Typ 262)

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $797 vs $4599*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    20 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.1 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 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

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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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Review Excerpt

  • Compact camera body; Very good touchscreen display; Excellent image quality for its class; Good overall performance.

  • Not many improvements compared to its predecessor, with some downgrades; No 4K video recording.

The Competition

Compared to Leica M-P (Typ 240)

Leica M (Typ 262)
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $4863
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
  • $5980
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots 24p video
Nikon D5600
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $5980
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Leica M-D (Typ 262)

Leica M (Typ 262)
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $4863
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • $5995
  • 35mm
Nikon D5600
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Rear display
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D3400

Leica M (Typ 262)
Nikon D3400
  • $4863
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Nikon D5600
Nikon D3400
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Leica M10

Leica M (Typ 262)
Leica M10
  • $4863
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • $7110
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon D5600
Leica M10
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $7110
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon SL2

Leica M (Typ 262)
Canon SL2
  • $4863
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Nikon D5600
Canon SL2
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
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