Leica M Typ 240

Released September, 2012
  • 23.7 MP
  • Full frame 36 x 24 mm CMOS
  • 3" LCD
Sixx is also a devoted Leica shooter and he opens up about his love of photography in an interview posted today on the Leica Camera Blog.
by Dan-Havlik (May, 2013)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Leica M Typ 240

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

M Typ 240
1,860 ISO
Leica M8
663 ISO
Nikon D800
2,979 ISO

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

M Typ 240
750 ms
Nikon D800
200 ms
EOS 6D
500 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

M Typ 240
3 fps
OM-D E-M1
10 fps

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

M Typ 240
24.0 bits
Leica M8
21.1 bits
Nikon D800
25.6 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

M Typ 240
13.3 ev
Leica M8
11.3 ev
Leica M9
11.6 ev

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

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Bearing that in mind, it's perhaps a little surprising that the Leica M will remain in the product lineup alongside its new sibling.
If it ain't broke, why fix it?
Sixx is also a devoted Leica shooter and he opens up about his love of photography in an interview posted today on the Leica Camera Blog.
Photo by Nikki Sixx In terms of cameras, Sixx seems to shoot with everything, as long as it's made by Leica.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Type CMOS
Megapixels 23.7 MP
Resolution 5952 x 3976
Size Full frame
Area 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.0x
Pixel size 36.5 microns
Light sensitivity 200 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 100 ISO to Unknown
Self cleaning sensor No

focus system

Supports continuous No

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Rangefinder
Coverage 100%
Magnification 0.68x
Viewfinder size 0.68x

performance

Max continuous shooting 3 fps
Continuous shooting 3 fps
Startup delay 750 ms

video

Video 1920 x 1080 @ 25 fps (Quicktime)
Shoots video in 24p Yes
Shoots high speed video No
Autofocus while shooting video None

display

Type LCD
Size 3"
Resolution 920 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view Yes

shutter

Min 60 s
Max 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 139 x 80 x 42 mm
Thickness 42 mm
Weight 680 g
Is weather sealed Yes

features

Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR No
Automatic panorama No
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization None
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