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12 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of LEICACM. The average rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Satellite Receivers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Satellite Receivers the LEICACM is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 12 reviews)

1 expert reviews

User Reviews  

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Expert review by: Robert E. Mayer (

Compact 35mm And APS Cameras


There have been relatively few new compact 35 or APS cameras introduced in the past year, and those that have arrived generally don't have any unusual uniqueness or pizzazz.

Dec, 2000

Consumer review by: edwardolive (

Leica CM


Probably the world's best compact camera. Incredibly high contrast lens, wonderful feel, beautiful leather case. Incredible pictures. A perfect tool for social reportage or photojournalism.

The pictures

The Fuji natura black at f1.9 is faster.

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Lord harrington (

Leica CM


Basically a rather good little camera one should think. Purchased for Mummy use as a handbag camera and one keep at her desk. Her Nikon SLR is too bulky and heavy be kept in her handbag and thus left behind more often than not. My Contax T3 is smaller...

Deutsche Quality, made in Deutschland by Deutschers. Looks expensive, impressive, and professional. Makes images almost as good as many high-quality SLR cameras. Easy use. Easy place in jacket pocket, women's handbag, hunter's shot shell bag,...

A little hard get zip the separately purchased ( 120.-US) leather camera bag whence placed in its leather cradle. Not as small as the olde Contax T3 ; Making that one easy payment of purchase price

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: STEVE GARRATT (

Leica CM


I have just had the first film (Kodak HD200 Print) from this little gem developed and the results are just jaw dropping! Contrast, Sharpness, correct exposures throughout. My regular equipment is the Canon EOS1V (2 of)with "L" zoom lenses, but the...

Superb Lens.Superb Metering.Superb build quality.(Titanium and Leather), Leica have NOT cut corners with this compact.

Non that I have yet found.

Jul, 2005

Consumer review by: jpg (

Leica CM


I came upon the CM in a round about way. Previously I owned a Contax T2, which, unfortunately I traded for the new rage, a digital camera. After returning from a vacation trip, my wife and I compared photographs. We both noticed that that her little...

Physically a cute minature 'Replica' of the Leica M that is solidly built and shows quality construction. Very easy to use, particularly campared to p&s digital cameras with their complex minus. That little Summarit lens is almost as good as the bulky...

When compared to a digital camera, turning the camera on and popping out the lens would be rated as slow. The manual dial for distance should have a lock button as the MiniLux does, or at least click stops because it's too easy to move the camera into...

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: syuji (

Leica CM

Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: syuji (

Leica CM


You can buy a true Leica for less than 1K. That's great! The 40mm lens on this camera is a true Leica quality lens. Clarity and contrastyness of this lens makes pictures almost 3D-like. Just when I thought about going totally digital, I realized that...

Lens quality. Ease of use.

I don't know if there is any.

Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: MBR (

Leica CM


Excellent metering, excellent lens, very quiet shutter and film advance, accurate flash, ability to directly control exposure compensation, focus distance and aperture setting.... The CM has just about everything you could reasonably want in a compact...

Versatility, sharp lens, great meter, solid build quality, top-notch compact flash unit, quiet operation.

A bit expensive for a point-and-shoot. But the CM is really more than a point-and-shoot. I don't know of any point-and-shoot that gives you the amount of control as the CM, together with a perfect lens and first-rate flash.

Dec, 2004

Consumer review by: Anders (

Leica CM


The CM is a high performer considering it's small size. The lens is sharp and handles difficult light situations good. 40mm focal length is very versatile. f/2,4, 1/1000s, aperture priority, autofocus, and exposure shift is very impressive on a camera...

The lens performance * Aperture priority automatics * Autofocus * "Program shift" (Aperture/Shutter) * Many flash options

Dark and quite small viewfinder * Exposure locks with focus * A bit difficult to hold steady (blurs pictures)

Dec, 2004

Consumer review by: Jean-Claude Marie (

Leica CM


An excellent lens with a good body, well built, with many manual settings possibilities.

1-The lens, at least as good as the 50mm you may have in your SLR 2-Nice materials (metal, leather) and good craftmanship 3-An excellent flash control, but the light quality is better with the optional SF24D than with the built in flash (same for all...

It is a compact camera, not a LEICA M in reduction. Which means that you have sometimes to biaise to have the camera do what you want.

Nov, 2004

Product Specifications

The LEICA CM has a solid titanium body and is fabricated with precision craftsmanship in Germany. A LEICA lens with a speed of f/2.4 achieves impressive pictorial results with the finest nuances. Whether used in fully automatic mode or with manual settings, this professional Compact 35mm Camera offers the best conditions for individual picture composition. Integrated multi-mode flash Integrated selectable date and time imprinting device Dimensions - 2-9/16H x 4-5/8W x 1-7/16D Weight - 10.6 ounces without battery


Autofocus: Yes
Built In Flash: Yes
Data Back: No
DX Coding: Yes
Exchangable Lens: No
Exposure Regulation:Not Applicable
Motor: Yes
Panorama: No
Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Water Protection: No

General Features

Compact / SLR:Compact
Film Format:135 mm


Bifocal / Zoom: No