Leica Digital SLR & Mirrorless Cameras

Leica Digital SLR & Mirrorless Cameras

Leica was originally formed in 1913 and is now comprised of three divisions - Leica Camera AG, Leica Geosystems AG & Leica Microsystems. Leica Camera AG produces the world famous Leica rangefinder cameras such as the M6 & the legendary Leica lenses.

Over recent years, Leica has collaborated with Panasonic to produce a wide range of sophisticated digital compact cameras such as the D-Lux 3 as well as the M8 digital rangefinder camera.

Together with Panasonic, Leica produced its first digital SLR camera - the Leica Digilux 3. This digital SLR was released late in 2006 and is fitted with a bayonet lens mount conforming to the Four Thirds standard. The Leica Digilux 3 is basically the same as the Panasonic DMC-L1 but with a Leica image processing engine. All recent Leica digital slr cameras are listed below. 

Leica Mirrorless, Rangefinder and Digital SLR Cameras 2007 - 2017

Leica M10 Digital Rangefinder Camera

- Available from January 2017 for $6,595 for black body only.
- New 24 MP full frame CMOS sensor. Leica M mount.
- Optical rangefinder viewfinder. 100% coverage. 0.73x mag.
- 3 inch fixed LCD with 1,036,800 dots. NO video features.
- Iso 100 to 50000. Shutter speeds 8 sec to 1/4000 sec.
- Hotshoe. Flash sync at 1/180 sec. No built in flash.
- Wireless built in. No HDMI. Continuous drive at 5 fps.
- SD/SDHC/SDXC. Exposure compensation. AE bracketing.
- Size 139 x 39 x 80mm. Weight 660g inc. BP-SCL5 batteries.

Leica M (Typ 262) Full Frame Rangefinder Camera

- Released end of 2015. Available for around $5,083 body only.
- 24 MP full frame CMOS sensor. Leica M mount.
- No live view. Stills only operation. Rangefinder operation.
- Maestro processor. Raw & jpeg. Shoots at 3 fps.
- Hotshoe. No built in flash. Top flash sync speed of 1/180 sec.
- Fixed 3" LCD with 921,000 dots. Tough Gorilla Glass.
- Optical viewfinder with 0.68 mag. Auto parallax compensation.
- ISO 100 to 6400. Shutter speeds 60 to 1/4000 sec.
- SD/SDHC/SDXC cards. USB2. BP-SCL2 li-on battery.
- Size 139 x 80 x 42mm. Weight 680g inc. batteries.
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Leica SL (Typ 601) Full Frame Mirrorless Camera.

- Currently available for around $7,289. Leica L mount.
- 24 MP full frame CMOS sensor. Maestro II processor.
- 4.4 MP electronic viewfinder. Built in Wifi and GPS.
- Tough weather resistant body. Shoots up to 11 fps.
- HD & Internal DCI 4k video at 24 fps in Super35mode.
- V-log L Gamma for dynamic range in 4k video.
- 2.95" 1.04M dot LED touchscreen. Raw & jpeg.
- ISO 50 to 50000. Shutter speeds 60 to 1/8000 sec.
- Hotshoe & PC sync. Built in wifi. USB3. BP-SCL4 battery.
- Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (slot 1 supports UHS-II). GPS.
- Size 147 x 104 x 39mm. Weight 847g inc. batteries.
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Leica T mirrorless camera.

- Currently available for $1,850.
- 16 MP APS-C CMOS sensor. No anti aliasing filter.
- Leica T mount. RAW & Jpeg. ISO 25 to 12500.
- 3.7" fixed LCD with 1,300,000 dots & 100% coverage.
- Shutter speeds 30 to 1/4000 sec. Shoots at 5 fps.
- Built in flash. Flash sync at 1/180 sec. AE bracketing.
- Full HD video in MPEG-4 with stereo microphone.
- USB2. 802.11b/g/n wireless with smartphone control.
- BP-DC13 battery. SD/SDHC/SDXC cards. Built in 16gb.
- Optional 2.36M electronic viewfinder with built in GPS unit.
- Size 134 x 69 x 33mm. Weight 384g inc. batteries.
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Leica M Monochrom Full Frame Rangefinder

- Black and white version of the Leica M9 (see details below) but without a color filter array allowing more light to reach the full frame 18 megapixel sensor.
- Available from July 2012 for $7,950 body price only.
- 18 megapixel full frame sensor measuring 36 x 24mm.
- Fixed 2.5" LCD with 230k dots. Optical rangefinder.
- Shutter speeds 32 to 1/4000 sec. Hotshoe. RAW & Jpeg.
- Flash sync speed of 1/180. Shoots at 2 fps.
- AE bracketing at 2, 3, 5, 7 frames. USB2. SD/SDHC cards.
- Size 139 x 80 x 37mm. Weight 600g. Li-on battery.
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Leica M9-P Digital Rangefinder Camera

- Available from July 2011 for $7,995 black or chrome body.
- Modified version of the Leica M9 with a new LCD.
- Sapphire crystal covered LCD provides an ultra tough and non reflective coating.
- The Leica M9-P has the same specification (except for the LCD covering) as the Leica M9 - see below.
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Leica M9 Digital Rangefinder Camera

- New Kodak 18 megapixel full frame 36x24mm CCD sensor.
- Available from September 2009 for approx. $6,995.
- Leica M9 is NOT a digital SLR but a digital rangefinder with interchangeable lenses and quality which equals or exceeds most digital slr cameras.
- Leica M-mount lenses supporting 16 to 135mm. 2.5" LCD.
- Full manual controls. RAW & Jpeg. ISO from 80 to 2500.
- Shutter speeds 32 secs to 1/4000 plus bulb. Hotshoe.
- Styled in the classic Leica tradition with ultra strong body.
- Available in black or steel gray body. SD/SDHC cards.
- No anti-aliasing filter which leads to extremely sharp images.
- Flash sync. 1/180 sec. Shoots at upto 8 fps. Lithium-Ion battery.
- Size 139 x 80 x 37mm. Body including battery weighs 589g.
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Leica S2 Professional Digital SLR Camera

- New Kodak 37.5 megapixel CCD sensor - 30 x 45mm.
- Sensor is 56% larger than 35mm full frame sensors.
- Dual shutter. In body focal plane shutter & leaf shutter.
- Weatherproof body. Hotshoe. Full manual controls.
- Maestro image processing. Faster than medium format backs.
- 9 new lenses including 24mm, 30mm tilt & shift, 35mm, 70mm standard, 30-90mm zoom, 100mm, 120mm macro, 180mm & 350mm telephoto. All lenses have leaf shutters.
- Leica S2 body is similar size to full frame digital SLR.
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Leica Digilux 3 Digital SLR Camera

- Available September 2006. Four Thirds Standard D-SLR.
- Based on Panasonic DMC-L1 & Olympus E-330.
- 7.5 megapixel live MOS sensor.
- Shutter speed 60 - 1/4000. X-sync 1/160.
- Hotshoe. Full manual controls. Jpeg shooting 3 fps. RAW.
- 2.5" LCD with 207k pixels and live view.
- Weight 606 g inc. batteries. Size 146 x 87 x 77mm.
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