Leica M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera (Black)

Leica M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera (Black)

Leica M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 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
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Leica M-P (Typ 240) overview

  • 1Description

Marrying minimalist design elements with celebrated image quality, the black 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
UPC: 799429107734
In the Box
Leica M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera (Black)
  • BP-SCL2 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1800 mAh) tftvexyr
  • BC-SCL2 Battery Charger for BP-SCL2 Li-Ion Battery
  • 12V Charging Cable
  • Carrying Strap
  • Accessory Port Cover
  • Body Cap
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Leica M-P (Typ 240) specs

    Imaging
    Lens Mount Leica M
    Camera Format Full-Frame
    Pixels 24 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 24 MP: 5976 x 3992
    Aspect Ratio 3:2
    Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 36 x 24 mm
    File Formats Still Images: DNG, JPEG
    Movies: MJPEG, MOV
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
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    Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
    Video Format 1920 x 1080p at 24, 25 fps (MOV)
    1280 x 720p at 24, 25 fps (MOV)
    640 x 480p at 24, 25, 30 fps (MOV)
    Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
    Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Mono)
    Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo)
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Manual
    Focus Mode Manual Focus (M)
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type Optical
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.68x
    Diopter Adjustment -3 to +3 m
    Display Screen 3" Rear Screen LCD (920,000)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 200-6400 (Extended Mode: 100-6400)
    Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 60 - 1/4000 Seconds , Bulb Mode
    Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multi-Zone Metering, Spot 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
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 3 fps at 24 MP for up to Frames
    Flash
    Built-in Flash No
    Max Sync Speed 1 / 180 Second
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Performance
    Start-up Time 0.7 seconds
    Self Timer 2 Seconds, 12 Seconds
    Power
    Battery 1Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.4 VDC, 1800 mAh
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Physical
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.5 x 3.1 x 1.7" / 139.0 x 80.0 x 42.0 mm
    Weight 1.5 lbs / 680.4 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.8 x 8.5 x 6.3"

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