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Leica M

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Leica M. 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. Opinions about the contrast and durability are on the whole positive. The design and screen also get good comments. Comments are divided on the sensor, while some have doubts about the lens and performance.

usability, screen, design, durability, contrast

color, exposure, price, performance, lens

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Leica M is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (

Leica M firmware update


Free firmware update for the Leica M : Leica Camera AG has posted the latest firmware update (FW for the Leica M on the company website. Users wishing to bring their camera up to date can now download the free update and take advantage of the...

A new feature in the video function menu is the ‘Video off’ setting. From now on, 1/25 s is used for video recording instead of 1/24 s. This reduces the flicker effect that appeared when using 50 Hz mains power. Further improvements in the firmware...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Tomkins (

Leica M Edition 60 Review


The limited-edition Leica M Edition 60 is a variant of the existing Leica M-P (Typ 240) which aims for sleek simplicity and a film-like shooting experience. Its stainless-steel body, says Leica, was styled by Audi Design.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : TJ Donegan (

Leica M


Leica's latest M-series rangefinder drops the numbers and adds modern convenience

Supreme build quality and solid design; 1080/30p HD video and live view shooting are long overdue; 24-megapixel full-frame image sensor optimized for both M- and R-series lenses with adapter

6950 price tag is a tough pill to swallow as cheaper full-frame options arrive

It’s tough to discuss the pros and cons of just about any Leica camera without somehow commenting on the price. The Leica M Type 240 checks out at a cool $6950. Wallet-destroying price tag aside, it updates the Leica M line of rangefinders to better...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Ken Rockwell (

LEICA 50mm f/2 SUMMICRON-M (1979-today)


2.) The pull-out hood of this lens is awful compared to the clip-on A42 hoods of earlier 50mm lenses. This pull-out hood slides back-in on its own, and blocks the finder more than hoods like the 12 585 . The good news for all of us is that Leica has...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Damien Demolder (

Leica M review


The thoroughly modern rangefinder

Classy raw files that are packed with information ; Lovely colour and contrast straight from the camera ; New rear screen is clear, bright and high resolution ; Pleasure-to-use body with first class lenses ; Live View makes longer lenses easier to use

Exposure compensation button not always easy to use ; Level tool only useful for tripod users ; Menu could be easier and quicker to navigate

Ratings in depth I don't think anyone could argue that Leica's first forays into interchangeable lens digital photography went quite to plan. The Digital Modul R, which was a 10-million-pixel back for the lovely R9 and R8 SLR bodies, was a good idea,...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (

Leica M Typ 240 review


In updating the Leica M9 with more current features, one can't help get the feeling that Leica has slightly missed the point with the M Typ 240. Yes, the additions of live view, an EVF and full HD video are welcome (especially for Leica R-mount...

Apr, 2014

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