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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

M Technical Details

Technical Details

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
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

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

Self timer
2s / 12s

Storage media
SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards

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

Available JPEG resolutions
5952px*3976px (24 MP), 4256px*2832px (12 MP)/2976px*1984px (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, 640*480 (VGA)

Movie sampling rate
25 fps, 24 fps, 30 fps (VGA only)

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

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.

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

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