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Leica M Typ 240

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Leica M Typ 240. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and focus. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the shutter and exposure. There are some mixed comments about the usability.

performance, portability, image quality, focus, design

price, reliability, exposure, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Leica M Typ 240 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Leica M Typ 240

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Leica M Typ 240 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the image quality and design are overall positive. The focus and portability also get good feedback. Opinions about the price and usability are different. There are some less positive opinions about the shutter and reliability.

performance, portability, focus, design, image quality

reliability, shutter

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH.

 

The Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. is very small considering its angle of view and aperture, but its performance doesn't quite match its price.

Quite compact. Minimal distortion. Wide aperture. Sharp center even at f/1.4. Includes metal lens hood

Expensive. Edges suffer at wide apertures. Hood design makes filter use problematic

At $5,150 the Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. is one of the more expensive lenses in available for rangefinder cameras. It's the fastest 35mm that Leica makes—if you want to capture more light, the Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2 II ($999) is...

Aug, 2015

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Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Leica APO-Summicron-M 90mm f/2 ASPH.

 

The Leica APO-Summicron-M 90mm f/2 ASPH. is a nearly flawless telephoto lens for Leica rangefinder cameras. It's sharp from edge to edge and has a wide f/2 maximum aperture.

Sharp from edge to edge. Wide aperture. No distortion. Compact. Smooth manual focus ring. Integrated lens hood

Expensive. Close focus limited to 1 meter. Lacks optical stabilization and autofocus

The Leica APO-Summicron-M 90mm f/2 ASPH. ($3,995) is a short telephoto lens for Leica M rangefinder cameras. It's quite sharp wide open, and enters into incredibly sharp territory when stopped down a bit. Its design is pretty compact when you consider...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Leica M-P (Typ 240)

 

The Leica M-P (Typ 240) is a premium version of the standard M with a scratch-resistant rear LCD, extended shooting buffer, and inconspicuous design—but it's priced at a premium as well.

Big, bright optical viewfinder. Large, high-contrast rangefinder focusing patch. Full-frame CMOS image sensor. Compact for a full-frame camera. Live view with focus peaking. Detailed images at every ISO. Excellent build quality. Sharp rear LCD....

Very expensive. A little slow to start up. Manual focus only. 1080p video could be better.

Performance and Conclusions The M-P has a 2GB memory buffer, twice that of the original M. It doesn't improve start-up time; we still clocked that at 1.7 seconds, and the shot-to-shot time is still the same at about 3.2fps. But you can capture more...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (wired.com)

Review: Leica M-P (Typ 240)

 

When everything is in focus, there are no throwaway shots with the Leica M-P. Everything you shoot looks like a frame from some Wim Wenders...

Is the best at photographs

000 for a camera that isn’t made for quick focusing, action photos, videos of anything that moves, high-ISO shots, or fiscally responsible human beings? Tack on another few grand for a lens? You’re paying more for them to remove the red dot? You’re...

Oct, 2014

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Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Leica M (Typ 240)

 

The Leica M (Typ 240) is the camera that many a rangefinder photographer has been waiting for. It fixes many of the issues of previous models, but it doesn't come cheap.

Big, bright optical viewfinder. Large, high-contrast rangefinder focusing patch. Full-frame CMOS image sensor. Compact for a full-frame camera. Live view with focus peaking. Detailed images at every ISO. Impressive build quality. Sharp rear LCD....

Very expensive. A little slow to start up. Manual focus only. 1080p video could be better. Odd auto ISO exposure issue.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Leica M (Typ 240) Review

 

Ladies and gentlemen, the Leica M digital camera is here, and it is not your Daddy's rangefinder! After the first significant overhaul in three years, Leica's latest M-system camera sports a number of significant new features that are quite a departure...

I sold my M9 last fall before heading to Mexico for the winter, anticipatingthat I would buy the new M when it came out. But now that I have had a chanceto use one -- albeit just for a day -- I am no longer in a great rushto actually buy one. I have a...

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Leica M-P (Typ 240) Review

 

Leica's flagship 35mm full-frame rangefinder camera just got a level-up, courtesy of the Leica M-P (Typ 240). The new model is based on the existing M (Typ 240), and according to Leica's press materials, the extra "-P" in the name "indicates the...

Expert review by : Steve Baczewski (layersmagazine.com)

Leica M240

 

Leica's new M240 Rangefinder is the company's second full-frame digital camera, and it packs a lot of new features. The move from a CCD sensor to a new 24-megapixel CMOS sensor and Leica Maestro image processor pays off with rich, detailed, noise-free,...

Move to CMOS sensor

No USB or HDMI connectivity

The combination of Leica’s incredible lenses, new full-frame sensor, and Maestro processor delivers high-quality files; however, it’s expensive and in need of a fix for some ergonomic problems. There are plenty of Leica aficionados that will readily...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Ken Rockwell (kenrockwell.com)

LEICA SUMMICRON-M 35mm f/2 Review (1979-1996)

 

Optically, it's not significantly different from earlier 35mm SUMMICRONs, and inferior to any of the 35mm ASPH lenses — except for distortion , of which this SUMMICRON-M has none.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Antoine Gailliot (photo.net)

Leica R35/2.0 Summicron

 

Truly an outstanding lens. Leitz deserves well their reputation on this product.

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Mono
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1800
Battery performance:1800
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.4
Power source type:Battery

Camera

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Image processor:Leica Maestro
Live view: Yes
Self-timer:2,12
Self-timer delay:2,12
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto / Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L, Shade, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L, Shade, Tungsten

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel / Green, Grey
Energy Star certified:N
Material:Leather, Magnesium, Stainless steel / Leatherette, Magnesium

Display

Display:LCD / No
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):920000
Field of view:100
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash sync-speed:1/180
Shoe mounting point:Y
Shoe mounting point type:Hot

Focusing

Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Manual

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):0.63 - 5.31
Lens mount interface:Leica M
Mounting type:Bayonet

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:200, 6400
ISO sensitivity (max):6400
ISO sensitivity (min):200
Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light metering:Centre-weighted

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SDXC
Internal memory:2048
Maximum memory card size:32
Memory slots:1

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

USB connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Bundled software:Adobe Lightroom
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
User guide:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC / MILC Body
Image formats supported:DNG / DNG, JPG / DNG, JPS
Image sensor size (W x H):0.941 x 1.41
Image Stabilizer: No
Maximum image resolution:5952 x 3976 / 5976 x 3992
Megapixel:24
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):5952 x 3976, 4256 x 2832, 2976 x 1984, 1600 x 1080

Ports & interfaces

USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Slowest camera shutter speed:60

Technical Details

Image processor:Leica Maestro
Self-timer: Yes
User guide: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080 / 5976 x 3992
Motion JPEG frame rate:25
Video compression format:MOV
Video formats supported:MOV
Video Frame Rate:25
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Optical
Magnification:0.68
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.65
Height:3.15
Weight:21.2 / 24 / 25.4
Width:5.47