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Leica M8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 reviews of Leica M8. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the design and portability are overall positive. The performance and image quality also get good opinions. Many are negative about the low light performance and sensor, and comments about the memory and viewfinder are mixed.

usability, image quality, performance, portability, design

color, sensor, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Leica M8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Leica M8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Leica M8 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the portability and price are overall positive. The size and usability also get good feedback.

image quality, usability, size, price, portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Leica M8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Leica M8 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the durability and image quality are overall positive. The screen and reliability also get good opinions. Reviews about the size and battery are different, while there are some critical opinions about the price.

usability, reliability, screen, image quality, durability

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Leica M8 Review

 

In 1954, at Photokina (or 'Foto Kina'), Leica introduced the first M series camera, the M3, the first Leica rangefinder body with a bayonet interchangeable lens mount, it was the beginning of a legendary series of cameras and lenses, the latest of...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Leica M8 rangefinder

 

Leica M8

Dec, 2006

Expert review by (pdnonline.com)

Leica to Auction Off First M8 Digital Rangefinder

 

Proceeds to go to press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders.

More than a third of the world's population live in countries without press freedom. Reporters Without Borders works every day to ensure than news is available to everyone. Alerted by their worldwide network of more than 130 correspondents, they expose...

May, 2008

GOLD!

Expert review by : Andrew Duncan (buy-n-shoot.com)

Leica M8 Digital Camera Review

 

Mention the name Leica to a photographer and you are sure to get a reaction. Leica is synonymous with cameras and lenses of uncompromising quality. The Leica M8 is the latest member of Leica's M-series range finder cameras, taking the M-series from...

The front of the camera gives no hint that the M8 is a digital camera. Just like the Leica M7, the front of the M8 contains the lens mount, viewfinder, rangefinder and frame selector lever

May, 2008

Expert review by : The Digital Journalist (digitaljournalist.org)

Expert Review

 

Roger Richards is the editor and publisher of The Digital Filmmaker, and a Multimedia Editor/Producer at The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia. Richards' main focus now is producing video essays combining his still photographs with digital video, as...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Bruno Stevens (digitaljournalist.org)

The Leica M8 on Assignment

 

During a recent six-week trip to Iran, I shot exclusively with a Leica M8. This camera was lent to me by Leica for assessment, but I want to stress that there is no financial deal involved either way

Not withstanding all its technical qualities, the best point of the M8 is that it is a true M Leica. The ability to shoot discreetly in a crowd, to be inconspicuous on a street, and finally to point a small innocent-looking camera in the face of the...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Photography Review (photographyreview.com)

Leica M8 Review

 
Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Jason Schneider (shutterbug.com)

Leica's M8; Does The 10MP Digital Leica Live Up To The Leica M Legend

 

The moment you take the eagerly anticipated Leica M8 in your hands you know that the design engineers at Leica have gone to great lengths to preserve the look and feel of perhaps the greatest 35mm rangefinder camera of all time, the legendary M-series...

When you fire the M8's shutter, the actual click is pretty quiet but higher pitched than that of a classic Leica M. However, this is quickly followed by a whir that lasts about a second on S and 1/2 sec on the C setting as the motor cocks the shutter....

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Nic Rossmüller (photokina-show.com)

Leica M8

 

Leica Camera is introducing the new Leica M8 at Photokina in Cologne (September 26, 2006 to October 1, 2006). It is the first digital camera to use the Leica viewfinder system. All the key characteristics of the analog Leica reporter's camera such as...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Shutterbug (shutterbug.com)

Leica’s M8; Does The 10MP Digital Leica Live Up To The Leica M Legend?

 

The moment you take the eagerly anticipated Leica M8 in your hands you know that the design engineers at Leica have gone to great lengths to preserve the look and feel of perhaps the greatest 35mm rangefinder camera of all time, the legendary M-series...

Apr, 2001

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