• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 2500
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 45.7 megapixels
  • ISO 64 - 25,600

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Differences

Leica M-E (Typ 220) advantages over Nikon Z7

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.91 vs 4.35 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    37 mm vs 67 mm
    Thinner

Nikon Z7 advantages over Leica M-E (Typ 220)

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs No
    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
  • Better color depth
    26.3 vs 22.7 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    2,668 vs 787 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    14.6 vs 11.7 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • 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
    12 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
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    2100k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • 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 18.0 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 2.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (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 2500 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Familiar design in a compact form; Rugged build quality; Gorgeous EVF; Excellent image quality; Good autofocus; In-body image stabilization; Good 4K video recording.

  • Single card slot; Not as good at subject tracking as some Nikon DSLR cameras; Limited native lens selection (although adapter works well); Limited buffer depths.

The Competition

Compared to Leica M Monochrom

Leica M-E (Typ 220)
Leica M Monochrom
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • $7950
  • 35mm
  • Higher extended ISO
Nikon Z7
Leica M Monochrom
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $7950
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Leica M (Typ 240)

Leica M-E (Typ 220)
Leica M (Typ 240)
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • $5605
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dynamic range
Nikon Z7
Leica M (Typ 240)
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $5605
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Leica M-P (Typ 240)

Leica M-E (Typ 220)
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • $6488
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dynamic range
Nikon Z7
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $6488
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony A7R III

Leica M-E (Typ 220)
Sony A7R III
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon Z7
Sony A7R III
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • Newer
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite

Compared to Canon EOS R

Leica M-E (Typ 220)
Canon EOS R
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $1999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
Nikon Z7
Canon EOS R
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Fast startup
  • $1999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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