Leica M Typ 240 Digital Body Black 10770

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The new Leica M is the most innovative and versatile M-Camera that the modern M-System has ever created.

It unites decades of experience in rangefinder technology with groundbreaking digital technologies: It features a completely newly developed high-resolution full-format CMOS sensor that, in combination with its high-performance processor and the legendary M-Lenses, delivers outstanding imaging results. With Live View, video, and new additional focusing methods, it is also the M for photographers who do not wish to miss out on any of what modern digital technology has to offer.


Leica Max 24 MP Sensor for maximum imaging quality

The Leica M features a completely newly designed high-resolution, 24 megapixel CMOS sensor in full 35 mm format. The combination of the camera’s image processor and this Leica Max 24 MP sensor guarantees outstanding imaging quality. Its intelligent design and flat pixel architecture enables each individual pixel to gather a particularly large amount of light. This results in images characterised by superior sharpness and maximum spatial resolution. The new M delivers extremely low-noise and richly detailed images, even at higher sensitivities of up to ISO 6400. And now, thanks to the 1080 pixel, full-HD video capability of the Leica M, the impressive imaging quality is available for moving pictures, too.

The new CMOS sensor is designed and constructed for the use of both Leica M and R lenses on the Leica M. Because, with the new Leica R-Adapter M, almost all Leica-R legacy lenses can be used on the Leica M expanding the options of the Leica M into the world of Leica R photography.

Fast Leica Maestro image processor

In conjunction with the new sensor, the Leica Maestro processor lets the Leica M set entirely new standards in terms of image-processing speed. It processes the image data arriving from the sensor and transforms them into visible images at extremely high speeds and can also perform even the most complex processing steps very fast. Thanks to the energy-efficient imaging electronics of the processor and sensor, a single charge of the Leica M’s new 1800 mAh lithium-ion battery can last an extremely long time.

Universal capabilities with Live View and the electronic viewfinder

The new Leica M is the first ever M to feature Live View and Live View Focusing. This means that now, for the first time, images can be composed using the actual image produced by the lens – with complete control of depth of field, exposure, precise framing and focusing. Its large, high-resolution 3" monitor allows precise assessment of the subject seen through the lens. This opens up entirely new opportunities for M-Photographers that previously lay far beyond the limitations of rangefinder photography, like macro and telephoto exposures, or using the monitor as a viewfinder.

Live View can be used with both M and R lenses. Indirectly, it also enables owners of R lenses to use the optional Visoflex EVF2 electronic viewfinder. The Leica M can be used with an R-Adapter, R-Lenses and a viewfinder exactly like an SLR, without using the monitor.

Splash-proof camera body

Thanks to the many years of experience gathered by our engineers in the construction of camera bodies, the new Leica M is built without compromise for maximum stability and perfect sealing. Its top and base plates are machined from solid brass, and its full-metal body is manufactured in one piece from high-strength magnesium alloy. Specially designed rubber seals protect the camera body against dust and water spray. The glass covering plate of its high-resolution monitor screen is manufactured from particularly tough and scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® glass. All this makes the Leica M particularly resilient and helps guarantee it a long and reliable working life.


Specification Overview

Manufacturer Leica
Model M Type 240
Condition New
EAN 4022243107700

Full Specifications

Product name LEICA M (Typ 240), black paint

LEICA M (Typ 240), silver chrome

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

Top plate Milled brass top cover with integrated thumb rest

Material 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


24 million pixels

Sensitity range ISO 200 – ISO 6400, Pull 100 available, Auto ISO

Imaging platform Integrated imaging circuit with LEICA Maestro® Image processor

Electronic viewfinder Optional; can be used for Live View and Play functionality

LCD monitor 3” TFT Display with 920,000 pixels, scratch resistant cover glass (Corning® Gorilla® Glass)

Shutter Dual type focal plane shutter for classic image exposure and Live View

Shutter speed 1/4000s – 60s (in Bulb), 1/180s flash synchronisation

Burst rate 3 fps

Self timer 2s / 12s

Storage media SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards

Imaging functions:

Image file format DNG™ (RAW data uncompressed or lossless compressed), JPEG

File size DNG approx. 20 MB – approx. 30 MB (compressed)/ 48.2 MB (uncompressed), JPEG: resolution

and image content dependent

Available JPG


5952 x 3976 (24 MP), 4256 x 2832 (12 MP)/ 2976 x 1984 (6MP) / 1600 x 1080 (1.7MP)

Colour spaces sRGB / Adobe® RGB

White balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shadow / Tungsten / Fluorescent warm / Fluorescent cool / Flash /

Manual (Greycard) / Kelvin 2000-13100

Other functions Film Modes, Saturation, Contrast, Sharpening

Movie recording

Movie formats Single frame video recording (Motion JPG), QuickTime format (mov)

Movie resolution 1080p, 720p, 640x480 (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 control

Exposure metering In classic viewfinder mode: Through the Lens (TTL) metering, centre-weighted with variable


In Live View and advanced viewfinder mode: Through the Lens (TTL) metering, centre-weighted,

spot or multi-field measuring.

Centre-weighted TTL metering for flash exposure with system conformant SCA-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)



-3 EV to +3 EV, 1/3 f-stops

Exposure bracketing 3/5 frames, 0.5 / 1 / 2 / 3 f-stops

Flash Exposure


Flash exposure


Control with centre-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 centre contact



Optional triggered at first or second shutter curtain

Flash sync time 1/180s


Focusing Methods Manual focus with optical rangefinder, Live View, 100% Live View Zoom, Live View focus peaking

Optical viewfinder Large, light bright-line rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation, LED illuminated frame


Optical viewfinder

frame lines

Frame lines size matches image sensor size at 2m focusing distance

Optical viewfinder


Eyepiece adjusted to -0.5 dpt. Corrective lenses from -3 to +3 dpt. available (optional)

Optical viewfinder



Optical viewfinder


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 of 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

Rangefinder Split or superimposed image rangefinder shown as a bright field in the centre of the viewfinder



effective metering


47.1 mm (mechanical metering basis 69.25 mm x viewfinder magnification 0.68 times)

Other features

Start-up time <1s

Power supply Li-ion battery (included), 7.4V, 1800 mAh

Horizon Yes

User profiles 4 Profiles, exportable

Sensor cleaning Dust detection, manual cleaning function

Tripod thread A 1/4 (1/4") DIN made of stainless steel in base plate

Dimensions Approx. 139 x 42 x 80 mm (5.5 x 1.7 x 3.1”)

Weight 680 g (23.9 oz)



0°C – 40°C

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


Accessories included Battery, charger with power cables for EU and USA (different in some markets), 12V charging

cable, carrying strap, accessory port cover, body cap

Software licences


Adobe® Lightroom®

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