LEICA M (Typ 240)
An unmistakably individual kind of photography
The Blending a minimalist approach to digital imaging, the Edition "Leica 60" of the Leica M (Typ 240)is a digital full-frame rangefinder camera designed with an emphasis on the four basic elements of photography: shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and focus. With each of these controls manually adjustable, the Edition 60 omits digitally-conventional elements of design for a pared-down approach to shooting.
No rear LCD monitor and no menu system avail a clear and direct method of working, with the only means of recording being an uncompressed DNG raw still image file.
Offered in a special limited edition of only 600 units, and paired with a unique Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH lens, custom camera cover, and a handmade presentation box, the Leica Edition 60 serves as an apt summation of the founding principles of the Leica M system, and the basic elements of photography as well.
Behind the uniquely stripped-down, limited edition design lies a 24MP full-frame Leica Max CMOS sensor and Maestro image processor, which contribute to rich image quality and low noise.
A top sensitivity of ISO 6400 is accessible via the rear selection dial and shutter speeds between 1/4000 to 8 seconds and bulb, are adjustable on the top dial.The processor and sensor enable a continuous shooting rate of 3 fps, with the maximum number of frames being limited only by the capacity of the memory card.
Beyond purely manual exposure control, an aperture priority mode serves as the only automated shooting means and utilizes a center-weighted in-camera meter for accurate results. All image files are recorded as uncompressed DNG files, with auto white balance settings, which can then be processed using the included Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software.
Precise manual focusing control is afforded using the built rangefinder focusing mechanism, and clear compositional viewing is possible with the 0.68x-magnification optical viewfinder.This viewfinder incorporates a bright line viewing aid, which displays the image frame area corresponding to the mounted lens.
Included with the camera body is a stainless steel-clad Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH lens; a prime wide-angle M-mount lens designed to deliver edge-to-edge sharpness and clarity. It incorporates one aspherical element into its optical design to control aberrations and distortions and a minimum focusing distance of 2.3' permits working with a broad array of subject matter. Additionally, also included within this edition is a leather and steel camera protector that serves to enhance the durability and appearance of the camera and lens together.
Maximum image quality
Superior sharpness and the finest reproduction of detail. The Leica M features a newly-designed, high resolution, 24-Megapixel CMOS sensor in full 35 mm format – the Leica Max 24-MP sensor. When combined with the Leica Maestro image processor, only outstanding images are created. Additionally, the low noise performance makes the M ideal for available-light photography.
Sharp images guaranteed
The classic rangefinder system offers fast, precise, crystal-clear focusing with superior accuracy. Two additional focusing methods allow for even more creativity. The new “Live View Zoom” enables up to 10A-magnification of the Live View display, and the “Live View Focus Peaking” automatically highlights sharp contours in red to provide simple focus control.
Motion pictures with Leica look
The unique quality of Leica lenses has been expanded into the 1080p, full-HD video recording feature of the Leica M. Complete control over exposure and capture settings enables photographers to complement their still images with professional video recordings, with the same look and quality inherent to Leica photography.
The combination of the Leica Max 24-MP sensor and Leica’s Maestro processor allows for an extremely high image-processing speed. A low buffer time lets you take photos in rapid succession, not missing a single shot. The processor’s several independent segments permit an incoming image to be processed while a previous one is still being written on the memory card.
The new Leica M is the first to feature Live View. Images are composed from material produced by the lens, granting you complete control over depth of field, exposure, framing and focusing. The M’s large, high-resolution 3" monitor with 920,000 pixels allows precise assessment of each potential image with regard to sharpness, exposure and colour.
Use in any weather conditions
Our cameras are built to last a lifetime. Solid brass blanks and full-metal bodies from high-strength magnesium alloy and scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla® Glass make bodies and screens resistant to life’s little tumbles. Specially designed rubber seals protect the cameras from splashes, moisture, dust and uncooperative weather.
For long-endurance missions
Leica M’s new lithium-ion battery (1800 mAh) is high performance and rechargeable, ensuring that you are comfortably prepared for long shoots. One single charge guarantees a large number of exposures, which makes the M perfect for shooting in remote locations.
The Leica M combines the traditionally valued photographic functions of the M-System with state-of-the-art ergonomic features. With an ergonomically-positioned control wheel on the top plate, intuitive menu navigation and a newly-designed and user-friendly menu interface on the rear monitor, the photographer can concentrate on what’s essential – the images.
Compatibility with Leica R-Lenses
The Leica M can take full advantage of almost all lenses in the Leica R-Lenses series, thanks to the new, state-of-the-art Leica R-Adapter. This extensive lens range includes various wide-angle, telephoto and macro lenses as well as a selection of zooms.
|Lens Mount||Leica M|
|Max Resolution||24MP: 5952 x 3976|
|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
|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
1920 x 1080p / 25 fps
1920 x 1080p / 24 fps
1280 x 720p / 25 fps
1280 x 720p / 24 fps
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 Mode||Manual Focus (M)|
|Viewfinder Magnification||Approx. 0.68x|
|Diopter Adjustment||- 3 to +3 m|
|Display Screen||3" Rear Screen LCD (920,000)|
|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|
|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|
32 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|
|Shipping Weight||5.55 lb|
|Box Dimensions (WxHxD)||8.6 x 6.6 x 8.9|
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