Leica M-E Digital Rangefinder Camera

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SKU: 10759



PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 18MP Full Frame CCD Sensor
  • Fits Leica M-Mount Lenses
  • 2.5" TFT LCD with 230,000 Pixels
  • Manual Focus with Optical Viewfinder
  • Omitted Low-pass Filter for Fine Detail
  • ISO Sensitivity Up to 2500
  • Low-Noise Shutter
  • All Metal Die-Cast Magnesium Body
  • Anthracite-Gray Finish with Leather Trim
  • Included Adobe Lightroom Software

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$6,659.00

The M-E Digital Rangefinder Camera from Leica is a full frame, interchangeable lens camera that embodies the notion that less is more. By concentrating on essential photographic functions, the M-E produces high quality images in a fast and stealthy manner. The camera houses a full frame (36 x 24 mm) sensor but retains a compact, durable and well-designed form.

The 18MP CCD sensor in full 35mm format offers high-resolution imaging and the omission of the sensor's low-pass filter creates photos with fine details and an increased visual impact. The sensor matches well with the compact M-system and M-series lenses, giving uniform exposure across the entire sensor. The camera's compatibility with the full line of superb Leica M-series lenses provides flexibility in shooting and sharp imagery. 

By declining to incorporate features such as Live View and Video functions, the M-E frees itself to perfect only those functions that create a better photographic image. Its fast and accurate manual focusing is achieved via the optical viewfinder/rangefinder and the smooth, exact focusing ring of a Leica lens. Shutter speeds from bulb mode through 1/4000th of seconds can be set manually or automatically determined by the camera. The shutter mechanism is a closed type focal plane shutter with external cocking mechanics and provides a quiet and smooth action.

A 2.5" TFT LCD screen with 230,000 pixels offers clear image playback and menu control and the camera body itself is an all-metal casing made of die-cast magnesium with an attractive anthracite-gray finish and a real leather wrap which provides a good grip as well as good looks. A hot shoe mount is available for optional flash attachment.

This is an ideal camera for those interested in a pure photographic system which produces uncompromised image quality.

18MP Full-frame CCD Sensor
The highly light sensitive full-frame CCD sensor is ideal for the compact nature of the M-E and the high quality Leica M-series lenses. Uniform light exposure from corner to corner of the sensor provides sharp, high quality images.

Omitted Low-pass Filter
The omission of the otherwise usual low-pass filter ensures that images possess fine details and a particularly natural visual impact.

Optical Viewfinder/Rangefinder
Manual focus is provided through the large, clear, bright-line rangefinder with 0.68x magnification and automatic parallax compensation. The viewfinder's frame lines match the image sensor size at 3.2 feet (1 m). Split or superimposed image rangefinder is shown as a bright field in the center of the viewfinder image. The eyepiece is adjusted to -0.5 dpt. An LED display is visible in the optical viewfinder showing auto shutter speeds and exposure correction warnings.

Exposure
Exposure metering is Through the Lens (TTL) metering, center-weighted with variable aperture. There are two exposure modes: Automatic shutter speed (Aperture Priority A-mode) and Manual Exposure (M-mode). Exposure compensation is -3 EV to +3 EV in 1/3 stops.

Handsome, Durable Design
Milled brass top cover with all metal, magnesium body. Anthracite-gray finish and black leather trim.

Image File Format and Size
The M-E shoots in both DNG (RAW data uncompressed or nonlinear compressed) and JPEG formats. DNG file size is 18 MB (compressed) and 36 MB (uncompressed). Exact JPEG file sizes depend on resolution and image content.

User Profiles
Up to four sets of camera and exposure settings can be saved under a user-selected profile name and rapidly retrieved whenever required.

Menu Languages
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese

Other Functions
Saturation, Contrast, Sharpening

Accessories
All optional accessories compatible with the Leica M9/M9-P digital camera will fit the Leica M-E.

Software
A free Adobe Lightroom software download is included.

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 18MP Full Frame CCD Sensor
  • Fits Leica M-Mount Lenses
  • 2.5" TFT LCD with 230,000 Pixels
  • Manual Focus with Optical Viewfinder
  • Omitted Low-pass Filter for Fine Detail
  • ISO Sensitivity Up to 2500
  • Low-Noise Shutter
  • All Metal Die-Cast Magnesium Body
  • Anthracite-Gray Finish with Leather Trim
  • Included Adobe Lightroom Software

Leica M-E Digital Rangefinder Camera

Imaging

Lens Mount
Leica M

Camera Format
Full-Frame

Pixels
Actual: 18.5 Megapixel
Effective: 18 Megapixel

Max Resolution 
18 MP: 5270 x 3516

Sensor Type / Size
CCD, 35.8 x 23.9 mm

File Formats
Still Images: DNG, JPEG

Dust Reduction System
Yes
Memory Card Type
SD
SDHC

AV Recording

Video Recording 
No

Focus Control

Focus Type
Manual

Focus Mode
Manual Focus (M)

Viewfinder/Display

Viewfinder Type 
Optical, LCD Display

Viewfinder Magnification
Approx. 0.68x

Diopter Adjustment 
 - 3 to +3 m

Display Screen
2.5" Rear Screen   LCD (230,000)

Screen Coverage
100%

Exposure Control

ISO Sensitivity
Auto, 160-2500 (Extended Mode: 80-)

Shutter
240 - 1/4000 seconds

Metering Method
Center-weighted average 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 2 fps at 18 MP

Flash

Built-in Flash
No

Max Sync Speed 
1 / 180 seconds

Flash Compensation
 -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)

Dedicated Flash System
TTL

External Flash Connection
Hot Shoe

Performance

Start-up Time
0.7 seconds

Continuous Shooting
Up to 2 fps

Self Timer
2 seconds, 12 seconds

Interval Recording
No

Wi-Fi Capable
No

Software System Requirements 
Windows: XP, Vista, 7
Mac: OS X 10.6 or later

Power

Battery
1x Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 3.7 VDC, 1860 mAh

Physical

Dimensions (WxHxD)    5.5 x 3.1 x 1.5" / 139.0 x 80.0 x 37.0 mm

Weight    20.64 oz / 585 g with battery

SKU 10759
Barcode # 4022243107595
Brand Leica
Unit Of Measure ea
  • 2 Year Australian Warranty
  • 100% Australian Stock

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