Benchmarks Real world tests of Leica M8 vs M Typ 240

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

Leica M8
663 ISO
M Typ 240
1,860 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Leica M8
2 fps
M Typ 240
3 fps

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

Leica M8
21.1 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
M Typ 240
13.3 ev

Features Key features of the Leica M8  vs M Typ 240 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Leica M8
10.4 MP
M Typ 240
23.7 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Leica M8
2,500 ISO
M Typ 240
6,400 ISO

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Leica M8
52.7 microns
M Typ 240
36.5 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Leica M8  vs
M Typ 240 
Type CCD CMOS
Megapixels 10.4 MP 23.7 MP
Resolution 3936 x 2630 5952 x 3976
Size APS-H Full frame
Area 28.7 x 19 mm 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.3x 1.0x
Pixel size 52.7 microns 36.5 microns
Light sensitivity 160 ISO to 2,500 ISO 200 ISO to 6,400 ISO

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 2.5" 3"
Resolution 230 k dots 920 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view No Yes

form factor

Size 139 x 80 x 37 mm 139 x 80 x 42 mm
Thickness 37 mm 42 mm
Weight 591 g 680 g
Is weather sealed No Yes

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No No
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization

video

Leica M8  vs
M Typ 240 
Video None 1920 x 1080 @ 25 fps (Quicktime)
Shoots video in 24p N/A Yes
Shoots high speed video N/A No
Autofocus while shooting video N/A Manual
Autofocus type N/A N/A
Autofocus supports continuous N/A N/A

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Rangefinder Rangefinder

shutter

Min 8 s 60 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/4000 s

performance

Max continuous shooting 2 fps 3 fps
Continuous shooting
3 fps
2 fps
Leica M8
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