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Leica M-P (Typ 240)

Release Date : September 2014
Price :  $ 6,996.00

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Key features

The Leica M-P is a full frame digital rangefinder camera. Leica M series is renowned for their unobtrusive appearance since their birth. Many Magnum Photographers as well as those practicing traditional street photography are in favor of Leica M series. To match the digital era Leica has replaced the film unit with 24MP CMOS sensor. Powered by a Maestro Processor and large 2GB buffer this camera is monster in disguise. It can shoot up to 24 images continuously without break. With a fast Leica lens and high ISO of 6400 you can shoot images with this machine which was a dream couple of years back.

To keep the camera inconspicuous Leica even removed their long traditional red Leica badge. The Leica M-P is also capable of recording high definition video at 25 frame per second which is an extra benefit.

The back of the camera has a 3 inch LCD panel made of Sapphire Glass. Thus the Leica M-P is an attractive new addition to already rich Leica M line up.

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Lens Mount Leica M
Camera Format Full-Frame
Pixels 24 Megapixel
Max Resolution 24 MP: 5976 x 3992
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 36 x 24 mm
File Formats Still Images: DNG, JPEGMovies: MJPEG, MOV
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SDSDHC


Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Resolution 1920 x 1080: 25 fps, 24 fps1280 x 720: 25 fps, 24 fps

640 x 480: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps

Video Format High DefinitionMOV

1920 x 1080p / 25 fps

1920 x 1080p / 24 fps

High Definition


1280 x 720p / 25 fps

1280 x 720p / 24 fps

Standard Definition


640 x 480p / 30 fps

640 x 480p / 25 fps

640 x 480p / 24 fps

Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, MonoOptional External Mic: With Video, Stereo
Focus Type Manual
Focus Mode Manual Focus (M)
Viewfinder Type Optical
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.68x
Diopter Adjustment – 3 to +3 m
Display Screen 3″ Rear Screen   LCD (920,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 200-6400 (Extended Mode: 100-6400)
Shutter Type: Electronic & MechanicalSpeed: 60 – 1/4000 seconds,  Bulb Mode
Metering Method Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, ManualCompensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Kelvin, Manual, Shade, Tungsten
Burst Rate Up to 3 fps at 24 MP
Built-in Flash No
Max Sync Speed 1 / 180 seconds
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Start-up Time 0.7 seconds
Continuous Shooting Up to 3 fps
Self Timer 2 seconds, 12 seconds
Battery 1x Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.4 VDC, 1800 mAh
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.5 x 3.1 x 1.7″ / 139.0 x 80.0 x 42.0 mm
Weight 1.5 lb / 680 g