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Leica M-P (Typ 240)
Focused on what’s essential – the sheer joy of photography

Overview

 

Inspired by the first olive-colored Leica, the M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera Safari Set combines the distinctly colored M-P camera body with a Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. lens with classic round lens hood, a cowhide carrying strap, and matching leather SD and business card holders.

The set is delivered in a unique presentation box and is part of a limited edition of 1500 units. The M-P camera itself pairs a full-frame image sensor with the quality and tradition Leica's reputation was founded upon.

Featuring a MAX 24MP CMOS sensor and Maestro image processor, the M-P realizes rich image quality with low noise levels and smooth color and tonal gradations. The sensor and processor combine to also avail a top sensitivity of ISO 6400, full HD 1080p movie recording and 3 fps shooting for up to 24 consecutive frames.

Unique among digital cameras, this camera maintains Leica's preference for a rangefinder design and incorporates a 0.68x optical viewfinder with split and superimposed manual focusing, automatic parallax correction, and manual image field selection. Conversely, the camera also features a 3.0" 920k-dot LCD with sapphire glass covering to maintain the overall durability of the magnesium alloy and brass body.

Distinguishing itself through unobtrusiveness, the M-P also carries the select designation of no front-facing Leica logos in favor of an engraved Leica script on the top plate. As with past M-series cameras, the M-P retains the ability to utilize the vast network of M-mount lenses and is also compatible with Leica R-mount lenses via an optional adapter.

When working in live view, and since focusing operation is entirely manual, focus peaking and 10x live view zoom can be utilized to ensure critical focus. An ergonomic body design places all of the necessary camera controls within reach during shooting, including top shutter speed and drive mode dials, as well as rear menu navigation buttons and selection dial located atop the thumb rest.

The rugged metal body also integrated rubber seals throughout its design to render the M-P dust- and weather-resistant for sustained use in trying conditions. The included Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. lens is a compact, wide-angle prime that is ideal for everyday shooting. Its optical design incorporates one aspherical element which helps to eliminate nearly all distortions and chromatic aberrations for enhanced edge-to-edge sharpness and clarity.

 

Details

 

Always ready to capture the decisive moment

The Leica M-P features a two gigabyte memory buffer. This makes it twice as fast at capturing shots in sequence than the Leica M.

Exceptionally resilient

Extremely scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass is used for the protective cover of the LCD monitor screen of the Leica M-P. This is one of the world’s hardest materials and is almost unbreakable. An anti-reflective coating on both sides of the monitor cover glass also improves image reviewing, even in unfavorable light.

Noticeably unnoticeable

The Leica M-P enables authentic images to be captured from the heart of life itself. Its compact size, minimalist design and almost silent shutter make it the ideal companion for unobtrusive photography. For this, even the Leica logo was omitted. Instead, the top plate of the Leica M-P is graced only by a classical Leica script.

Maximum image quality

Exceptional image sharpness and the finest rendition of details. The Leica M-P is equipped with a 24 megapixel, high-resolution, full-frame (24x36 mm), CMOS sensor – the Leica MAX 24 MP. In combination with the high-performance Leica Maestro image processor, this ensures outstanding pictures with every exposure. A further benefit is extremely low image noise – a factor that makes the Leica M-P ideal for available light photography.

Sharp pictures guaranteed

The classic rangefinder (a combined viewfinder and rangefinder) enables fast and accurate focusing with absolute precision. Two additional focusing methods provide even more creative opportunities. ‘Live View Zoom’ offers 10-fold magnification of the Live View display and ‘Live View focus peaking’ can automatically highlight sharply-focused contours in a choice of red, green or blue. This range of options means that you always have focusing effortlessly under complete control.

Moving pictures with the Leica look

The unique imaging qualities of Leica lenses are naturally also available for the 1080p, full-HD video recording capability of the Leica M-P. Perfect exposure control and recording settings allow photographers to complement their still pictures with professional video recordings – with the typical, premium quality look that is a hallmark of Leica photography.

Universal options

Live View is a common feature of both the Leica M-P and the Leica M. It allows subjects and scenes to be composed through the lens – with full control of depth of field, exposure, framing and sharpness. The large, high-resolution 3" monitor screen (920,000 pixels) of the Leica M-P is ideal for the precise assessment of sharpness, exposure and the colours of a subject. Like many of its legendary M ancestors, the Leica M-P, has a frame selector to aid the photographer in the choice of the optimum focal length for a subject or scene.

For long shoots

The rechargeable lithium-ion battery (1800 mAh) of the Leica M-P offers impressive performance and high capacity for shooting for long periods between charges. This ensures constant readiness for longer shooting sessions. A single full charge is sufficient for a multitude of exposures and guarantees that the M-P will never let you down, even in remote locations.

Ergonomic handling

In the Leica M-P, the traditional, highly-regarded exposure functions of the M-System are united with cutting edge ergonomic design. Thanks to an easily accessible thumb wheel on the top plate, intuitive menu navigation and a user-friendly menu interface for the monitor screen on the back of the camera, photographers can concentrate on the essential – their pictures.

Photography in any weather

It is not uncommon that our cameras last a lifetime. Thanks to body components machined from solid brass, a full-metal, magnesium alloy chassis and a sapphire crystal screen protector, the body and monitor screen effortlessly resist the issues of everyday photography. Specially designed rubber seals protect the camera body against splashes, moisture, dust and inclement weather conditions.

Faster results

The high image data processing speed achieved by the combination of the Leica MAX 24 MP sensor with the Leica Maestro image processor is astonishing. Thanks to short buffering times and a particularly large, two gigabyte memory, exposures can be captured in rapid sequences without missing a shot. The various independent segments of the processor make it possible to process one image while the previous image is being written to the memory card.

 

Specs


Imaging
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, JPEG
Movies: MJPEG, MOV
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Resolution 1920 x 1080: 25 fps, 24 fps
1280 x 720: 25 fps, 24 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
Video Format High Definition
MOV
1920 x 1080p / 25 fps
1920 x 1080p / 24 fps
High Definition
MOV
1280 x 720p / 25 fps
1280 x 720p / 24 fps
Standard Definition
MOV
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, Mono
Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo
Focus Control
Focus Type Manual
Focus Mode Manual Focus (M)
Viewfinder/Display
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%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 200-6400 (Extended Mode: 100-6400)
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 60 - 1/4000 seconds,  Bulb Mode
Metering Method Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual
Compensation: -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
Flash
Built-in Flash No
Max Sync Speed 1 / 180 seconds
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Performance
Start-up Time 0.7 seconds
Continuous Shooting Up to 3 fps
Self Timer 2 seconds, 12 seconds
Power
Battery 1x Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.4 VDC, 1800 mAh
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Physical
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
Kit Lens
Focal Length 35mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2
Minimum: f/16
 Angle of View 63°
Minimum Focus Distance 2.30' (70 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:17.5
Elements/Groups 7/5
Autofocus No
Image Stabilization No
Filter Thread Front:39 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.09 x 1.36" (53 x 34.5 mm)
Weight 11.99 oz (340 g)
Shipping Info
Shipping Weight 8.55 lb
Box Dimensions (WxHxD) 8.7 x 8.2 x 12.5

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