• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 2500
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 24.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Leica M-E (Typ 220)
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General
Model Number: M-E (Typ 220) fp
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Rangefinder Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $5450.00 $1899.00
Street Price: $6,989.00 $1,799.00
Date Available: 2012-09-30 2019-10-25
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 20.6 oz (585 g)
includes batteries
14.9 oz (422 g)
Size: 5.5 x 3.1 x 1.5 in.
(139 x 80 x 37 mm)
4.4 x 2.8 x 1.8 in.
(113 x 70 x 45 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 24.6
Sensor Format: 35mm 35mm
Sensor size: 864mm2 (36mm x 24mm) 858.01mm2 (35.90mm x 23.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.91 microns 5.98 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG Bayer
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)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
4240 x 2392 (10.1 MP, Other),
3008 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 3376 (20.3 MP, 16:9),
4240 x 2392 (10.1 MP, Other),
3008 x 1688 (5.1 MP, 16:9),
6000 x 2576 (15.5 MP, Other),
4240 x 1824 (7.7 MP, Other),
3008 x 1288 (3.9 MP, Other),
5664 x 4000 (22.7 MP, Other),
4000 x 2832 (11.3 MP, Other),
2832 x 2000 (5.7 MP, Other),
5344 x 4000 (21.4 MP, Other),
3776 x 2832 (10.7 MP, 4:3),
2672 x 2000 (5.3 MP, Other),
4672 x 4000 (18.7 MP, Other),
3312 x 2832 (9.4 MP, Other),
2336 x 2000 (4.7 MP, Other),
4000 x 4000 (16.0 MP, 1:1),
2832 x 2832 (8.0 MP, 1:1),
2000 x 2000 (4.0 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG, .DNG RAW (14-bit, compressed or uncompressed), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (lossless compressed DNG (12 or 14 bit)), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 2.0 18.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: No Yes
Movie Resolution: 3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (120p/​100p/​60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
Movie File Format:   CinemaDNG (8/10/12-bit) / MOV H.264( ALL-I /GOP) with Linear PCM stereo audio (48KHz, 16-bit)
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 Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Leica M bayonet L Mount
Lens: n/a n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):    
Focal Length (actual):    
Zoom Ratio:    
Aperture Range: Varies with lens used  
Integrated ND Filter: 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
Digital Zoom Values: n/a  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: No Yes
Auto Focus Type: n/a Contrast Detect AF: Auto, 49-points selection mode, Free Movement mode, Face / Eye Detection AF mode, Tracking AF mode
Auto Focus Assist Light? n/a No
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD (playback only) No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Non-TTL bright-line frame rangefinder w/ automatic parallax compensation, 0.68x magnification Optional LCD View Finder LVF-11 can be attached to rear LCD
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.68x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.68x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 2,100,000 dots
Touchscreen: No Yes
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 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 160 100
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 160 to 2,500 in 1/3EV steps, extendable to ISO 80 Auto, 100-25600, expandable to ISO 6, 12, 25, 50, 51200, 102400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Flash, Kelvin Setting (2000-12800K), Manual Auto, Auto (Lighting Source Priority), Daylight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Color Temperature, Flash, Custom 1/2/3
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 32 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Center-weighted with working aperture Evaluative, center-weighted average, spot
Program Auto Exposure: No Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: n/a Color modes: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, Cinema, Teal & Orange, Sunset Red, Forest Green,FOV Classic Blue, FOV Classic Yellow, Monochrome; Fill Light, Shading Correction, HDR shooting
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
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). S-TTL automatic light control, Manual, Wireless flash, Multi-emission; Red-eye effect reduction, Slow synchronization, 2nd Curtain Synchronization
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 1/30 (1/15 in 14-bit mode)
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe Hot Shoe Unit HU-11 (supplied)
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-II
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .DNG RAW (14-bit, compressed or uncompressed), RAW+JPEG RAW (lossless compressed DNG (12 or 14 bit)), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format:   CinemaDNG (8/10/12-bit) / MOV H.264( ALL-I /GOP) with Linear PCM stereo audio (48KHz, 16-bit)
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 Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 3.0 Super Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: No Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Threaded cable release Optional wired (Cable Release CR-41)
Connections (extended):   USB Type-C (USB3.1 Gen1), Micro HDMI (Type D), 3.5mm stereo mic/remote jack
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 18.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):   12
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   18.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   12
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 BP-51
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary BP-51 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software: Free download of Adobe Lightroom 4 for registered owners  
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Cost reduced M9. No framing guide selector, no USB port. Available in Anthracite grey paint.