The M-D (Typ 262) from Leica is a digital rangefinder camera and the first of the digital M family to be made without a monitor screen. An ISO sensitivity dial has been added to the back of the camera, in place of where the screen would usually be found. While the M-D features all the technical benefits of being part of the Leica rangefinder system, it is streamlined to include only the most essential parameters required for photography; shutter speed, aperture, distance and ISO sensitivity. By deliberately omitting additional controls it allows you to focus on the process of creating.

Like the other digital M-Cameras, it features a high-resolution 24-megapixel CMOS full-frame sensor, exclusively dedicated to rangefinder photography, so supports neither video recording nor Live View. Exposures are saved exclusively as RAW data in DNG format, and a Maestro processor guarantees fast processing of captured image data.

The design of the Leica M-D is sleek and purely functional, with a black paint finish, and the Leica red dot logo has been omitted from the front of the camera to maintain an unobtrusive appearance. A near-silent shutter and cocking system further benefits working inconspicuously. In continuous mode, it is capable of shooting up to three frames per second.

It comes with a real-leather carrying strap in full-grain cowhide.