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Leica M8.2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Leica M8.2. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the lens and portability are overall positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative reviews about the durability and design. There are some mixed views about the sensor.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Leica M8.2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Leica M8.2 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People are impressed by the usability. The performance also gets good feedback.

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57% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020


Expert review by : Kevin Carter (

Leica M8.2 Review


The Leica M8.2 is the updated version of the M8 the first digital rangefinder from the company to be based on the famous analogue M-series cameras. Instead of a full-frame - 35mm form factor sensor, the M8.2 like the original M8, features what's...

While it's true the M8.2 has much more 'sorted' feel about it than the earlier M8, paying nearly £4000 for a camera and at least another £850 for a lens (though there are some truly excellent third-party M-mount lenses available from Voigtlander and...

Sep, 2009

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Leica M8.2 Review


The Leica M8.2 is an updated version of the M8 digital rangefinder camera. The M8.2 features the same body as the M8, but includes the upgrades the company announced earlier in the year, and more. The M8 model will continue to be available.

The Leica M8.2 ships from September 2008, however US pricing has not been announced.

Expert review by : The Digital Journalist (

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David Lykes Keenan is a fine-art and documentary photographer in Austin, Texas. In 2009, David founded an arts organization, the Austin Center for Photography (, which he proudly claims will one day be known as the ICP...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Dennis Hissink (

Leica rangefinder M8.2 camera


The new Leica M8.2 is a significant development of Leica Camera AG's German-made digital rangefinder camera for professionals. While important Leica M8 attributes such as discretion, intuitive work and robustness have been further improved, the new...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Expert Reviews Staff (

Leica M8.2 review


We would have liked a return to the original 35mm format sensor, but the M8.2 is just as compelling as the original M series cameras.

Aug, 2009

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Leica M8.2


The Leica M8.2 digital rangefinder camera is a significant development of the M8 predecessor. The new snapshot mode "S" is intended for use in reportage conditions, controlling the key features automatically, such as exposure, ISO speed setting and...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Kevin Carter (

Leica M8.2


Perhaps no other camera brand has the same rich heritage as Leica, and the M8.2 can trace its roots back to the first 35mm film models. Like the M8 before it, the updated M8.2 is based on the legendary 35mm coupled rangefinder M range, but due to a...

Then there's the weak IR cover glass over the sensor. We saw magenta-tinged skin tones under incandescent lighting along with colour shifts caused by infrared reflectance from mainly black-coloured synthetic fabrics. This can be corrected using an...

Aug, 2009

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Leica M8.2 Rangefinder Review


Leica has a unique camera on its hands with the M8.2.

May, 2009

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