LEICA M SYSTEM
The Leica M rigorously adheres to the philosophy of the M-System. It is a milestone that points the way
to the future. The Leica M reaps the benefits of more than 60 years of experience with the M rangefinder
system. At the same time, it exploits forward-looking digital technologies: it features a high-resolution, fullformat CMOS sensor that, in combination with its high-performance processor and the legendary M-lenses, delivers outstanding imaging results – typical of M-Cameras.
The Leica M features a high-resolution, 24-megapixel CMOS sensor in the full 35mm format. In
combination with the Leica Maestro image processor, already employed in the Leica S-System, the
Leica Max 24-MP sensor is responsible for the outstanding imaging quality of the Leica M.
Blending form and function, the M10 is a sophisticated still imaging camera with a slim body reminiscent of M film cameras. Featuring a redeveloped 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor and Maestro II image processor, the M10 is capable of producing high-resolution imagery with an extended dynamic range, enhanced sensitivity from ISO 100-50000, and a continuous shooting rate of 5 fps thanks to a 2GB buffer. Unique among M cameras, the M10 also sports an integrated Wi-Fi module for wireless sharing and remote camera control from a linked mobile device.
The Leica M-P stands out by virtue of a number of special features that raise it above the otherwise technically identical Leica M. Marrying minimalist design elements with celebrated image quality, the Leica M-P pairs a full-frame image sensor with the quality and tradition Leica's reputation was founded upon.
With the introduction of the Leica M rangefinder system in 1954, Leica M film cameras became, for many
photographers, the perfect tools for capturing the fascination of a moment discreetly, silently, and without
hesitation. And naturally in uncompromising quality. The first digital M-Cameras began a new chapter in this long-running success story. Today, the Leica M-E in particular embodies the quintessence of the M-System philosophy: the camera concentrates exclusively on essential photographic functions.
Leica recalled photography's roots when creating the M Monochrom, a unique digital black-and-white camera that carries forward the high standards of the world’s first monochromatic digital camera. As the Leica M Monochrom has no need for a colour filter, there’s also no need to calculate luminance values by interpolation. The result: exceptional black-and-white pictures with unrivalled sharpness – even when shooting in low light.
The Leica M-D (Typ 262) is 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. By deliberately omitting anything but the essentials, the M-D allows you to focus on the process of creating.
A distinctively clear and functional design reflects the timeless character of the Leica M (Typ 262). Incorporating a 24MP CMOS sensor and Maestro image processor, the Typ 262 omits conventional video and live view features to produce a stills-only camera capable of shooting up to 3 fps with sensitivities up to ISO 6400.
Leica M-Lenses and M-Cameras make a great team. The sensors of the digital M-Cameras are especially optimised for use with M-Lenses. By using 6-bit coding, modern M-Cameras recognise the lens attached and use its parameters for further image processing.