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Leica M Typ 240 Hands-On Preview Sample Photos

We go hands-on with a production version of the Leica M Typ 240 - the 24 megapixel full frame digital rangefinder with live view and full HD video.

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Leica M Typ 240 Hands-On Preview Sample Photos: Leica M Typ 240 Black (1)

The Leica M (Typ 240) is now available to buy, and is a new 24 megapixel full frame digital rangefinder from Leica, and features live view, full HD video recording, focus peaking, as well as automatic lens detection. A clever feature of live view manual focusing is that it will automatically zoom in to a 1x, 5x, or 10x magnified view when you alter the focus.

We had a look at the camera at HarrisonCameras, a stockist of the Leica range, and took these photos and videos with the production version of the camera. We will be posting our full review of the camera as soon as possible, in the meantime, have a look at photos of the camera, menus, sensor and full size sample photos below:

Leica M (Typ 240) Photos of Equipment

Leica M (Typ 240) Other sample images

Leica M (Typ 240) ISO

ISO test shots ISO200 - ISO3200, extends to ISO100 and ISO6400 (pull/push).

Sample Videos: Leica M Typ 240 Full HD Sample Video 1, using the Leica 28mm lens, Sample Video ISO1600 - Highest ISO setting available for video available. We will be posting our full review of the camera as soon as possible.

Leica M (Typ 240) Specifications

Image Sensor
Pixels24Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)5952
Pixels (H)3976
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeFull Frame
Sensor Size (width)No Data
Sensor Size (height)No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution920,000 dots
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing modes
  • Manual
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest60sec
Bulb modeNo Data
Exp modes
  • Manual
  • A
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • TTL
ISO sensitivity100 - 6400
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-3
Viewfinder ResolutionNo Data
MagnificationNo Data
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting3fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS25, 24fps
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationNo
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLi-ion battery (included), 7.4V, 1800 mAh
Battery Life (CIPA rating)No Data
Box Contents
Box ContentsBattery, charger with power cables for EU and USA (different in some markets), 12V charging cable, carrying strap, accessory port cover, body cap

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Photographs taken using the Leica M (Typ 240)

Beast of BurdenEvening Loch TayAylesbury Estate protestHalton GillSUNLIGHT WASDALE HEADBlackpoolStairway to the skyTree from rock, DerwentwaterEvening sun WhitesideLine squall Solway FirthBig Kids in the woodsGEOFF

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Niknut Avatar
Niknut Plus
13 3.7k 82 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 5:03PM
I think I'm on the wrong planet !!!......£6000....????????

That's roughly four Canon 6D's......oooooer !!!!!!
josa Avatar
josa 11 25 Czech Republic
4 Mar 2013 4:38PM
Come on! Sixty easy payments and it's yours...Wink
JohnnyG Avatar
JohnnyG 12 19 Canada
6 Mar 2013 10:04PM
And then another 30 easy payments to put a lens on it Grin

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