• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 2500
  • 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • Detailed specifications
  • Leica M-E (Typ 220)
  • Leica M-D (Typ 262)
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General
Model Number: M-E (Typ 220) M-D (Typ 262)
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Rangefinder Rangefinder
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $5450.00 $5995.00
Street Price: $6,989.00 $5,995.00
Date Available: 2012-09-30 2016-05-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 20.6 oz (585 g)
includes batteries
25.4 oz (720 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.5 x 3.1 x 1.5 in.
(139 x 80 x 37 mm)
5.5 x 3.1 x 1.7 in.
(139 x 80 x 42 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Kodak KAF-18500  
Effective Megapixels: 18.0 24.0
Sensor Format: 35mm 35mm
Sensor size: 864mm2 (36mm x 24mm) 855.62mm2 (35.80mm x 23.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.91 microns 5.99 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None None
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 69  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.7  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.7  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 787  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5212 x 3472 (18.1 MP, 3:2),
3840 x 2592 (10.0 MP, Other),
2592 x 1728 (4.5 MP, 3:2),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2),
1280 x 846 (1.1 MP, Other)
5976 x 3992 (23.9 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG, .DNG RAW (14-bit, compressed or uncompressed), RAW+JPEG , .DNG RAW (lossless compressed)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 2.0 3.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: No No
Movie Resolution:
Movie File Format:    
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: No No
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Leica M bayonet Leica M bayonet
Lens: n/a n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):    
Focal Length (actual):    
Zoom Ratio:    
Aperture Range: Varies with lens used Varies with lens used
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:    
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: No No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: No No
Auto Focus Type: n/a N/A (Manual focus with OVF)
Auto Focus Assist Light? n/a n/a
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD (playback only) Optical / No LCD
Viewfinder Type: Non-TTL bright-line frame rangefinder w/ automatic parallax compensation, 0.68x magnification Non-TTL bright-line frame rangefinder w/ automatic parallax compensation, 0.68x magnification
Focus Peaking: Yes No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.68x 0.68x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.68x 0.68x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes No
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5 0.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots  
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:    
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 2500 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 160 200
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 160 to 2,500 in 1/3EV steps, extendable to ISO 80 ISO 200 to 6400 in 1/3EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes No
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Flash, Kelvin Setting (2000-12800K), Manual N/A (RAW capture only)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 32 sec 1/4000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Center-weighted with working aperture OVF: TTL Center-weighted with working aperture
Program Auto Exposure: No No
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: No No
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: n/a N/A
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No No
Flash Modes: Control with center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering (with SCA-3501/3502 adapter, or SCA-3000 standard flash unit such as Leica SF 24D/Leica SF 58). Control with center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering (with SCA-3501/3502 adapter, or SCA-3000 standard flash unit such as Leica SF 24D/Leica SF 58); First or second curtain sync.
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe SCA-3502 compatible hot shoe, with center contact
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   No UHS support
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .DNG RAW (14-bit, compressed or uncompressed), RAW+JPEG .DNG RAW (lossless compressed)
Movie File Format:    
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections:
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: No No
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Threaded cable release Threaded cable release
Connections (extended):    
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):    
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 2.0 3.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):    
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):    
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused):    
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:    
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):    
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: 1 x proprietary 3.7v 1860mAh Proprietary 7.4v 1800mAh
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Free download of Adobe Lightroom 4 for registered owners Free download of Adobe Lightroom for registered owners
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Cost reduced M9. No framing guide selector, no USB port. Available in Anthracite grey paint.