Leica M8

Released September, 2006
  • 10.4 MP
  • APS-H 28.7 x 19 mm CCD
  • 2.5" LCD
Next we'll turn to the image processor, in all honesty I'm mostly disappointed because of the wide difference between the quality of the output image (at a pixel level) between JPEG's created in-camera and RAW converted using either Capture One or Adobe Camera RAW (or pretty much any other third party converter).
by DPReview (Jul, 2007)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Leica M8

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

Leica M8
663 ISO
Sony A7
2,449 ISO
2,293 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Leica M8
2 fps
6 fps

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

Leica M8
21.1 bits
Sony A7
24.9 bits
M Typ 240
24.0 bits

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

Leica M8
11.3 ev
Sony A7
14.2 ev
M Typ 240
13.3 ev

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Type CCD
Megapixels 10.4 MP
Resolution 3936 x 2630
Size APS-H
Area 28.7 x 19 mm
Crop factor 1.3x
Pixel size 52.7 microns
Light sensitivity 160 ISO to 2,500 ISO
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG


Type LCD
Size 2.5"
Resolution 230 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view No

form factor

Size 139 x 80 x 37 mm
Thickness 37 mm
Weight 591 g
Is weather sealed No


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


Video None


Viewfinder mirror None
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Rangefinder


Min 8 s
Max 1/8000 s


Max continuous shooting 2 fps
Continuous shooting 2 fps
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