The new Leica M is the most innovative and versatile M-Camera that the modern M-System has ever created.

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From a tradition of innovation.


The new M unites decades of experience in rangefinder technology with groundbreaking digital technologies: It features a completely newly developed high-resolution full-format CMOS sensor that, in combination with its high-performance processor and the legendary M-Lenses, delivers outstanding imaging results. With Live View, video, and new additional focusing methods, it is also the M for photographers who do not wish to miss out on any of what modern digital technology has to offer.

  • Newly developed CMOS Sensor
  • Live View and electronic viewfinder
  • Simple, high-precision focusing
  • Full HD video capture (1080p)
  • Sensitivity range up to ISO 6400
  • 3″ display with 920,000 pixels
  • Fast image processing
  • Splash protected body
  • Extremely long battery life
  • Revised ergonomics and controls
  • Digital full frame for Leica R lenses, with the Leica R-Adapter M
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Camera type: Compact digital view and rangefinder system still and video camera
Lens mount: Leica M bayonet with additional sensor for 6-bit coding
Lens system: Leica M lenses, Leica R lenses with optional Leica R-Adapter M
Top Cover: Milled brass top cover with integrated thumb rest
Material: All-metal case made of die-cast magnesium; synthetic leather covering, Cap and base plate made of brass
Image Sensor: LEICA MAX 24 MP CMOS Sensor
Number of effective Pixels: 24 Million Pixels
Sensitivity range: ISO 200 – ISO 6400, Pull 100 available, Auto ISO
Imaging Platform: Integrated imaging circuit with Leica Maestro® Image processor
Electronic Viewfinder: Optional available, can be used for Live View and Play functionality
LCD Monitor: 3′ TFI’ Display with 920.000 Pixels, scratch resistant cover glass (Corning®GorilIa®Glass)
Shutter: Dual type focal plane shutter for classic image exposure and Live view
Shutter Speed: 1 /4000s – 60s (in Bulb), 1 / 180s flash synchronization
Burst rate: 3fps
Self timer: 2s / 12s
Storage Media: SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards

Imaging functions

Image File Format: DNG (RAW data uncompressed or lossless compressed), JPEG File Size: DNG approx. 20 Mbyte – approx. 30 Mbyte (com pressed)/ 48,2 MByte (uncompressed), JPEG: Resolution and image content dependent
Available JPG Resolutions: 5952px*3976px (24 MP), 4256px*2832px (12 MP) / 2976px* 1984px (6MP) / 1600px*1080px (1,7MP)
Color Spaces: sRGB / Adobe®RGB
White Balance: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shdow / Tungsten / Fluorescent wrm /Fluorescent cool / Flash / Manual (Greycard) / Kelvin 2000-13100
Other functions: Film Modes, Saturation, Contrast, Sharpening

Movie recording

Movie Recording: Single frame video compression (Motion JPG), Quicktime format (mov)
Movie resolution: 1080p, 720p, 640*480 (VGA)
Movie sampling rate: 25 fps, 24 fps, 30 fps (VGA only)
Microphone: Mono, stereo microphone adpter optional available
Audio recording: Auto level adjustment, manual level adjustment (available while recording), concert preset

Exposure Control

Exposure Metering: In classic viewfinder mode: Through the Lens (TTL) metering, center weighted with variable aperture, In Live View and advanced viewfinder mode: Through the Lens (TTL) metering, center weighted, spot or multi field measuring, Center-weighted TTL metering for flash exposure with system conformnt SCA-3000/2 standard flash units.
Exposure setting: Manul shutter speed setting with direct dial, A-Mode with direct dial
Exposure Modes: Automatic shutter speed (A-Mode), Manual Exposure (M-Mode)


Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV, 1/3 f-stops
Exposure Bracketing: 3/5 frames, 0.5 / 1 / 2 / 3 f-stops

Flash exposure Control

Flash exposure metering: Control with center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering (with SCA-3501/3502 dapter, or SCA-3000 standard flash unit such as Leica SF 240/Leica SF 58).
Hot shoe: SCA-3502 compatible hot shoe, with center contact
Flash Synchronization: Optional triggered at first or second shutter curtain
Flash Synch time: 1/ 180s

Viewfinder / Focusing

Focusing Methods: Manul focus with optical rangeflnder, Live View, 100% Live View Zoom, Live View focus peaking
Optical Viewfinder: Large, light bright-line rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation, LED illuminated frame lines.
Optical Viewfinder frame lines: Framelines size matches imge sensor size at 2m focusing distance
Optical Viewfinder correction: Eyepiece djusted to -0,5 dpt. Corrective lenses from -3 to +3 dpt. availble (optional)
Optical Viewfinder Magnification: 0,68x
Optical Viewfinder Displays: In the viewfinder LED symbol for flsh status (at bottom). Four-digit seven-segment LED digital display, brightness adapted to ambient conditions, for: Waming in case of exposure correction; display of automatic shutter speed in automatic mode; dvisory indicting use of metering memory lock LED exposure monitor with two triangular and one central circular LED with manual exposure setting
Rangefinder: Split or superimposed imge range finder shown s bright field in the center of the viewfinder image
Rangefinder effective metering Basis: 47.1 mm (mechanical metering basis 69.25 mm x viewfinder magnification 0.68 times)


Start up time: <1 s
Power Supply: Li-ion battery (included), 7.4V, 1800 mAh
Horizon: Yes
User Profiles: 4 Profiles, exportable
Sensor cleaning: Dust detection, manual cleaning function
Tripod Thread: A 1/4 (1/4″) DIN made of stainless steel in base plate
Dimensions: approx. 139 x 42 x 80 mm (5,5 x 1,7 x 3,1 in.)
Weight: 680 g (23.9 oz)
Operating Temperature: 0°C – 40°C
Menu languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Accessories Included: Battery, Charger with power cables for EU and USA (different in some export mrkets), 12V charging cable, Carrying strap, Accessory port cover, Body cap
Software licenses
Supplied: Adobe® Lightroom®
New optional accessories: Electronic Viewfinder (EVF~2), Multi-functional Handgrip M, Handgrip M, SCA Adapter Set for Multi-functional Handgrip M, Power Adapter for Multi-functional Handgrip M, Finger loop for Multi functional Hndgrip M, Size S / M / L, Leica Microphone Adapter Set, Leica M-Adapter R, Ever-Redy Case M, Li-ion Battery BP-SCL2, Battery charger BC-SCL2


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