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Leica M (Typ 262)

Leica M (Typ 262)
alaScore 89

12 reviews

Aug, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Leica M (Typ 262). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the viewfinder and usability are on the whole positive. The sensor and durability also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the color and performance.

design, durability, sensor, usability, viewfinder

price, performance, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Leica M (Typ 262) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Leica M-D (Typ 262)


The Leica M-D (Typ 262) rangefinder handles like a film camera but offers the convenience of digital capture.

Pure rangefinder experience. 24MP full-frame image sensor. Bright optical viewfinder. Brass construction with black paint finish.

Expensive. Omits auto ISO. Ultra-niche appeal.

Conclusions To say that the Leica M-D (Typ 262) is not meant to be a crowd-pleaser is an understatement. It's a niche version of a camera that already has a narrow appeal in the market based on its manual focus design and high asking price. But if...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

The Leica M-D targets ascetics with indulgent budgets


For the easily distracted photographer with money to burn, Leica strips down its M.

Apr, 2016

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Leica M-D (Typ 262) Review


Leica has announced the M-D (Typ 262), a model very similar to the Leica M (Typ 262) but without a rear LCD monitor, to provide purists as well as the nostalgic a more film-era shooting experience.

The Leica M-D Typ 262 will be available from May 2016, for a list price of US$5,995. That's about $800 more than the LCD-equipped M Typ 260.

Apr, 2016

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Leica M (Typ 262) Review


The Typ 262 is either a streamlined and focused version of the Leica Typ 240 or a lesser version depending on who you ask. The Typ 262 does not have the video, live view, or full menu system of the Typ 240, but the Typ 262 is around 100 grams lighter...

If you'd like to buy the Typ 262, you should perhaps get some accessories from Leica's new '0.95' collection as well.

Nov, 2015

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Leica M Typ 262: photography in its purest form


No auto focus, no video, no live view... Das Wesentliche

Design ; Purity ; Exclusivity

NO TECH... ; Which IS the point... ; But still...

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

The Leica M-D targets ascetics with indulgent budgets


I can't hold back: I have to take out my mockery stick and bash the Leica M-D with it. After all, at $6,000 (£4,650; Australia pricing unavailable, but that's about AU$7,900) it's not only more expensive than most other full-frame interchangeable-lens...

Apr, 2016

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