Leica M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera (Silver Chrome)
Leica M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera (Silver Chrome)

Leica M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera (Silver Chrome)

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SSK # LC-MP-BLK-10772

Shopping Point 154.717 = RM154.72

Key Features

  • 24MP Leica MAX Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Leica Maestro Image Processor
  • Rangefinder with Image Field Selector
  • 0.68x Optical Viewfinder Magnification
  • 3.0" 920k-Dot LCD with Sapphire Glass
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording
  • ISO 6400, 3 fps Shooting for 24 Frames
  • Compatible with M-Mount Lenses
  • Magnesium Alloy Body and Brass Top Plate
  • Classic Appearance without Red Leica Dot

Marrying minimalist design elements with celebrated image quality, the silver chrome Leica M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera 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.

Leica M-P (Typ 240)
Featuring a classic, minimalist appearance, the M-P has an unobtrusive design that omits the traditional red dot and front-facing 'M' lettering in favor of an engraved Leica script on the brass top plate.
MAX 24MP CMOS Sensor and Maestro Image Processor
Featuring a full-frame Leica MAX 24MP CMOS sensor, this camera is able to produce high-resolution still imagery and full HD video with marked image quality and low noise levels. When combined with the Maestro image processor, a sensitivity range of ISO 200-6400 is available, which can further be expanded to ISO 100 for working in brighter conditions.

This image processor also facilitates faster overall performance, and works in conjunction with a 2GB image buffer for longer sustained shooting sequences of 3 fps for up to 24 consecutive frames.
Optical Viewfinder and Rangefinder
The optical viewfinder is a large, bright-line 0.68x-magnification rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation and LED-illuminated frame lines, which are set to match the image sensor size at a focusing distance of 6.6'. On the front of the camera, a viewfinder frame selector can also be used to manually change the apparent image field to help visualize the scene with varying focal lengths.

The rangefinder mechanism displays split or superimposed bright field images within the center of the viewfinder to benefit accurate manual focusing control. The effective rangefinder metering basis is 47.1mm (mechanical metering basis 69.25 mm x viewfinder magnification of 0.68x).
3.0" LCD Monitor and Sapphire Crystal Cover
Complementing the optical viewfinder is a 3.0" 920k-dot LCD monitor, which permits live view monitoring with the ability to utilize focus peaking and 10x zoom features to better ensure critical sharpness. Focus peaking highlights bright edges of contrast, in red, green, or blue colors, when they are in sharp focus, while the zoom control allows you to home in on fine details within the scene.

This monitor features a scratch-resistant protective cover made from sapphire crystal glass for added durability and protection. Furthermore, anti-reflective coatings are used on both sides of the covering glass for greater visibility in bright light conditions.
Full HD 1080p Video
Full HD 1080p video recording is supported, in both 24 and 25 fps frame rates. HD 720p recording is also available, as well as VGA 480p at 30 fps. A monaural microphone is incorporated into the body's design and features manual audio level control during recording.
Body Design
Reminiscent of classic Leica designs, the M-P features a metal body design with a magnesium-alloy chassis and brass top plate, which is accentuated by a synthetic leather wrap. Rubber seals are placed throughout the body to protect it from dust and use during inclement weather. Furthermore, the pared-down, ergonomic design allows direct access to necessary camera controls, including top shutter speed and drive mode dials and rear menu navigation controls.
Other Camera Features
  • Designed to accept all M-mount lenses, Leica R-mount lenses are also compatible through the use of an optional R to M adapter.
  • A download version of Adobe Lightroom is made available after purchase, and is ideally suited to processing of the M-P's DNG RAW image files.
  • Up to four sets of camera and exposure settings can be saved under a user-selected profile name and rapidly retrieved whenever required. For added convenience, these profiles can be saved to an SD card.
  • Exposure Bracketing of 3 or 5 frames at 0.5, 1, 2 and 3 EV steps.
  • Different film modes are available to refine the appearance of imagery, as well as saturation, contrast, and sharpening settings.
  • Language support: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean
Camera Type Compact digital view and rangefinder system still and video camera
Lens Mount Leica M bayonet with additional sensor for 6-bit coding
Lens system Leica M lenses, Leica R lenses with optional Leica R-Adapter M
Hardware Top Cover Material Milled brass top cover with integrated thumb rest All metal case made of die-cast magnesium; synthetic leather covering. Cap and base plate made of brass
Image Sensor Leica MAX 24 MP CMOS Sensor
Number of effective pixels 24 million pixels
Sensitivity range ISO 200 - ISO 6400, Pull 50 available, Auto ISO
Imaging Platform Integrated imaging circuit with Leica Maestro Image Processor
Electronic Viewfinder Optional available, can be used with Live View and Play functionality
LCD Monitor 3" TFT Display with 920,000 pixels, scratch resistant cover glass
Shutter Dual type focal plane shutter for classic image exposure and Live view
Shutter speed 1 / 4000s - 125s (in Bulb), 1/180s flash synchronization
Burst rate 3fps
Self timer 2s / 12s
Storage media SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards
Image file format DNG (RAW data uncompressed or lossless compressed), JPEG
JPEG Resolutions 5952px3976px (24 MP), 4256px2832px (12 MP)/2976px1984px (6 MP)/1600PX 1080PX (1.7 MP)
Color spaces sRGB / Adobe RGB
White balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shadow / Tungsten / Fluorescent warm / Fluorescent cool / Flash / Manual (Grey card) /Kelvin 2000-13100
Other functions Film modes, saturation, contrast, sharpening, shadow brightening
Movie recording Single frame video recording (Motion JPG), Quicktime format (mov)
Movie resolution 1080p, 720p, 640480 (VGA)
Movie sampling rate 25 fps, 24 fps, 30 fps (VGA only)
Microphone Mono, stereo microphone adapter optional available
Audio recording Auto level adjustment, manual level adjustment (available while recording), concert preset
Exposure metering In classic viewfinder mode: through the lens (TTL) metering, center-weighted with variable aperture In live view and advanced viewfinder mode: Through The Lens (TTL) metering, center weighted, spot or multi-field measuring Center-weighted TTL metering for flash exposure with system-conformant SC-3000/2 standard flash units
Exposure setting Manual shutter speed setting with direct dial, A-Mode with direct dial
Exposure modes Automatic shutter speed (A-mode), Manual Exposure (M-Mode)
Exposure compensation -3EV to ± 3EV, 1/3 f-stops
Exposure bracketing 3 / 5 frames, 0.5 / 1/ 2/ 3 f-stops
Flash exposure meeting Control with center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering (with SCA - 3501 / 3502 adapter, or SCA-3000 standard flash unit such as Leica SF 24D / Leica SF 58
Hot shoe SCA-3502 compatible hot shoe, with center contact
Flash synchronization Optional triggered at first or second shutter curtain
Flash sync time 1 / 180 s
Focusing methods Manual focus with optional rangefinder, Live View, 100% Live View Zoom, Live View focus peaking, viewfinder focus confirmation
Optical viewfinder Large, light bright-line rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation, LED illuminated frame lines
Optical viewfinder frame lines Frame lines size matches image sensor size at 2m (6.5') focusing distance
Optical viewfinder correction Eyepiece adjusted to -0.5 dpt. Corrective lenses from -3 to +3 dpt. Available (optional)
Optical viewfinder magnification 0.68x
Optical viewfinder displays In the viewfinder LED symbol for flash status (at bottom), four-digit seven-segment LED digital display, brightness adapted to ambient conditions for: Warning in case of exposure correction; display for automatic shutter speed in automatic mode; advisory indicating use of metering memory lock. LED exposure monitor with two triangular and one central circular LED with manual exposure setting and for focus confirmation
Rangefinder Split or superimposed image range finder shown as a bright field in the center of the viewfinder image
Rangefinder effective metering basis 47.1 mm (mechanical metering basis 69.25 mm x viewfinder magnification 0.68 times)
Start up time < 1s
Power supply Li-ion battery (included), 7.4 V, 1800 mAh
Horizon Yes
Sensor cleaning Dust detection, manual cleaning function
Operating Temperature 0deg.C - 40deg.C
Tripod Thread A 1/4 (1/4") DIN made of stainless steel in base plate
Dimensions 139 x 42 x 80mm (5.47 x 1.65 x 3.14")
Weight 680g (23.9oz)
Leica M Digital Rangefinder Camera (Black)
  • Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • 12V Charging Cable
  • Carrying Strap
  • Accessory Port Cover
  • Body Cap
  • Adobe Lightroom Free Download

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