Leica M11 Assessment | Images Weblog


The Leica M11 is a digital M-system rangefinder digicam with a 60 megapixel, 35mm full-frame sensor.

It makes use of a model new BSI (BackSide Illuminated) CMOS sensor with a specifically developed dual-layer UV/IR cut-off filter.

Key options of the M11 embody an expanded sensitivity vary of ISO 64-50,000, the latest-generation Maestro III picture processor, prolonged battery life, USB-C connectivity, 64Gb inner storage, a 2.3 million pixel touchscreen LCD, and a extra streamlined and intuitive menu system.

The advisable retail value of the Leica M11 is £7,500 / $8,995 and it’s accessible in basic silver or black.

The Leica M11 is designed and made in Germany.

Ease of Use

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The brand new M11 that Leica despatched us for overview is the basic silver chrome model, which incorporates a full-metal housing made from magnesium with a brass prime plate and black leatherette protecting weighing in at 640 grams / 1.2 lb together with the battery.

In a departure from custom, the black model swaps out the brass prime plate for aluminum, leading to it being 20% / 100 grams lighter than the basic silver mannequin. The black M11’s prime plate additionally has a extra scratch-resistant coating than the silver version.

There’s nothing resembling a conventional handgrip supplied with the digicam in any respect, only a raised thumb-shaped relaxation on the rear. Having stated that, the solidity and weight of the silver M11’s construct signifies that it did not really feel just like the digicam would out of the blue slip from our grasp at any level.

The highest plate of this model of the M11 is milled from a strong block of brass, floor and polished by hand in a painstaking 40-minute course of, which mixed with the full-metal, magnesium alloy chassis ends in an immensely strong feeling digicam that goes a way at the very least to justifying the sky-high price-tag.

Particular rubber seals present some safety in opposition to mild showers and mud, though Leica cease wanting claiming that the M11 is totally weatherproof.

The Leica M11 has a model new 60 megapixel full-frame BSI (BackSide-Illuminated) CMOS sensor developed particularly for the digicam, a 50% improve on the decision supplied by final 12 months’s 40 megapixel M10-R mannequin.

Together with the latest Maestro III picture processor, this permits the M11 to output 14-bit uncooked recordsdata with a claimed dynamic vary of as much as 15 stops, present an intensive ISO vary of 64-50,000, and shoot 60 megapixel photographs at 4.5fps.

It additionally has a particular IR + UV reduce filter in entrance of the sensor which corrects even probably the most indirect rays of incident mild and a brand new color filter array that provides extra pure color copy than earlier M-system cameras.

While 60 megapixels will undoubtedly be a giant draw for potential homeowners of this digicam, Leica have additionally sensibly offered two smaller 36 and 18 megapixel modes which assist keep away from a number of the processing and storage challenges of the the 60 megapixel mode whereas additionally boosting the burst taking pictures buffer occasions. As well as the smaller modes are claimed to additionally supply mproved dynamic vary and noise ranges due to the distinctive pixel binning course of.

So the M11 may be set to document 60, 36 or 18 megapixels DNG Uncooked photographs, both utilizing the complete sensor space or alternatively incorporating a 1.3x or 1.8x digital zoom for the latter two modes, one thing that Leica are calling “Triple Decision Know-how”.

One other welcome change related to the picture sensor is the way in which during which the M11 meters mild. Earlier fashions used a really foundation centre-weighted metering system when utilizing the digicam in rangefinder mode, whereas the M11 moreover provides multi-field and spot metering in all modes, together with rangefinder mode, because it now makes use of the picture sensor for metering quite than the shutter curtain.

Talking of the shutter curtain, the M11 is the primary ever M-series digicam to supply an digital shutter along with its conventional mechanical shutter. This enables it to supply a prime shutter velocity of 1/16000th second along with the 1/4000th second velocity when utilizing the mechanical shutter, which in flip lets you shoot each utterly silently with out vibration and in addition shoot at wide-open apertures in vibrant daylight utilizing the quickest Leica lenses with out having to make use of an ND filter.

The M11 is a really conventional digicam that does not present any type of picture stabilisation, both within the digicam physique or within the M-series lenses. Leica have made one key enchancment, although, which makes focusing in dwell view mode simpler than earlier than, specifically the addition of digital stabilization to the magnified view when utilizing the the rear LCD or non-compulsory Visoflex 2 EVF.

Because the mannequin title signifies, potential purchasers of the M11 get to avail themselves of round 50 instantly appropriate lenses in Leica’s present M vary – which it believes ought to permit photographers to totally exploit the potential for element denoted by that 60MP chip – plus many extra from the previous apart from; due to the M-mount having been round since 1954.

Leica’s R sequence lenses can additional be used with the digicam – albeit through an adapter accent. So there’s loads of very excessive ‘high quality’ glass that may be married to the sensor offered, do you have to already personal some or your finances can stretch to it.

Videographers will wish to look elsewhere nevertheless, because the Leica M11 is a devoted stills digicam with none facility for filming in anyway; main some commentators to opine that it looks like a digicam from the Fifties. However maybe, the ‘trendy’ benefit of digital innovation apart, that’s largely the purpose.

The size of the M11 are nearly equivalent to the earlier M10 mannequin, measuring 139 x 38.5 x 80mm – certainly, little or no has modified by way of the digicam’s exterior design for the reason that M10 was first launched 5 years in the past.

The entrance of the Leica M11 is adorned with the well-known purple Leica badge and emblem instantly above the lens. High-left of the lens, if viewing the digicam front-on, is an oblong porthole containing the normal AF help/self timer lamp.

A silver lens launch button is on the left-hand aspect of the lens mount, and over on the appropriate is the very conventional frame-line choice lever, which lets you see the sector of view of varied lenses with out truly having to mount them on the digicam (within the twin combos of 28+90mm, 35+135mm, 50+75mm).

The configurable operate button that was on the entrance of the M10 has been extra logically moved to the M11’s top-plate, alongside the shutter button, which when pressed shows a magnified view on the LCD display screen to assist with exact focusing adjustment.

Squeeze the shutter launch button in single shot mode to take a most 60 megapixel decision picture and the display screen immediately shows the resultant picture.

Take a high quality JPEG and Leica’s ‘DNG’ file model of Uncooked and the digicam is not any noticeably slower, with the benefit of the DNG format that it may be opened instantly by Photoshop with none specialist conversion software program required.

Even higher, due to a beneficiant 3GB buffer reminiscence, the M11 is able to sequential taking pictures at as much as 4.5 frames per second at full 60mp decision for as much as 15 Uncooked recordsdata.

If you wish to shoot at 4.5fps for longer, dropping right down to M-DNG/36MP will increase the buffer to 30 Uncooked recordsdata, and down once more to S-DNG/18MP offers limitless taking pictures, even when taking pictures RAW.

The M11 has a devoted top-plate dial through which handbook changes may be made to the shutter velocity, starting from 8 seconds to 1/4000th of a sec, with Bulb and Auto choices too.

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Naturally there’s a vacant hotshoe for an adjunct flash on prime of the digicam, which additionally accepts the non-compulsory Leica Visoflex 2, a 3.7 megapixel digital accent viewfinder in case you choose to compose with an EVF.

The shutter launch button is threaded for a conventional screw-in fast launch cable, and is encircled by the On/Off swap, with the digicam taking a couple of second to prepared itself for taking pictures.

The brand new M11 retains the top-mounted ISO setting dial over on the left of the digicam, which is identical place that you just’d discover the movie rewind lever on cameras just like the Leica M7.

You need to carry it as much as unlock it, which is just a little awkward given its diminutive dimension, however does stop it from being unintentionally moved. Whereas this interrupts the basic rounded styling of the Leica M11’s design, it does imply that all the core taking pictures parameters may be set through exterior controls, without having to really flip the digicam on and use its menu system, which makes for a really nice taking pictures expertise.

Once you do want to make use of the digicam’s essential menu, you will discover that it now very intently follows the system used on the Leica SL2 and Q2 cameras. One press of the Menu button opens the customisable management panel which reveals the present key digicam settings with two rows of six icons displayed beneath, together with the final which then dives into the menu system correct.

In comparison with the multitude of choices that different producer’s cameras supply, the Leica M11’s essential menu is refreshingly pared again, with a mere 26 choices in whole. Annoyingly, though you possibly can instantly work together with the management panel through the LCD display screen, you possibly can’t additionally use the touch-screen interface to navigate by means of the menu or choose choices, as an alternative counting on the navigation wheel/arrows.

Because of the small dimension of the ISO dial, you possibly can’t truly entry all the accessible ISO settings from it – as an alternative you possibly can select instantly from 64-6400, or choose the M choice which may be configured to any one of many ISO settings, together with the upper ISO values. There’s additionally an A choice for Auto ISO in case you choose to go away management to the digicam.

The scale of the again plate LCD display screen is 3-inches and the decision is a good 2.3 million pixels, bringing the M11 updated with the most recent digital cameras.

With the 3-inch LCD display screen taking on about two thirds of the again plate, this leaves room for a column of three sq. buttons ranged down the left hand aspect of the display screen, while over on the proper hand aspect sits a well-known cross key/command pad model association.

The buttons on the left of the LCD are each clearly marked and immediately comprehended. From the highest we have now a Play button for reviewing beforehand captured photographs, a configurable FN button which by default accesses the Dwell View mode, and a Menu button for opening the customisable Favorites menu and and the Principal Menu system.

Above the LCD display screen is the viewfinder, which is identical because the one on the M10, providing a magnification issue of 0.73x. The widest focal size that it covers is 28mm, so you will have to make use of the LCD display screen or purchase the non-compulsory EVF for wider-angle lenses.

The Leica M11 incorporates a thumb-operated customisable command dial over on the prime proper which with a single push by default lets you set the publicity compensation, with adjustable settings starting from an ordinary -3EV to + 3EV. This dial additionally zooms into the magnified dwell view and magnifies photographs in playback mode.

Three totally different focusing aids are offered on the Leica M11 – auto magnification (x3 or x6), focus peaking and auto magnification plus focus peaking. With the larger display screen scale and better decision we discovered it simpler to precisely decide pin sharpness than on earlier Leica digital cameras.

The set of un-marked cross keys on the appropriate of the LCD display screen strikes the magnification loupe freely across the body for even higher evaluation of sharpness, both on the LCD or the Visoflex digital viewfinder.

Within the centre of the cross-keys we discover an un-marked button which acts like an ordinary ‘show’ button. A press of this in seize mode removes the icons for the taking pictures mode in play, variety of pictures remaining, battery life, focus and metering mode from the display screen to supply a clearer view of the topic.

The left and proper hand flanks of the M11 are devoid of any options save for steel lugs for attaching the shoulder strap.

The bottom of the Leica M11 has a screw thread that is completely inline with the centre of the lens mount, with the catch protected battery compartment housing each the equipped BP-SCL7 1800mAh lithium-ion battery, good for round 700 pictures in accordance with the CIPA Commonplace when utilizing the dwell view mode and a whopping 1700 pictures by Leica’s estimation when solely utilizing the optical rangefinder, and the SD card slot alongside it.

Eagle-eyed readers and avid Leica followers will notice that the M11 has quite controversially omitted the normal detachable base plate in favour of a devoted compartment which offers extra direct entry to the battery and UHS-II SD card, one thing that purists might not like however which does undoubtedly assist to hurry up the digicam’s operation.

Along with the SD card slot, the Leica M11 provides a beneficiant inner storage capability of 64 gigabytes, with the choice to make use of it both sequentially, as a backup, and even for recording Uncooked recordsdata to 1 and JPEGs to the opposite.

Alongside is a model new USB-C slot that enables the digicam to be charged utilizing most USB-C chargers and out within the discipline utilizing an exterior powerbank. The M11’s battery will also be charger externally through the devoted USB-C Leica charger that is offered within the field.

The opposite essential profit supplied by the USB-C port is the flexibility to to determine a wired connection between the Apple “Made for iPhone and iPad” licensed M11 and an iPhone or iPad utilizing the offered Leica FOTOS cable.

This routinely opens the Leica FOTOS app which offers all the identical performance that is accessible by means of a wi-fi connection, simply with the added reliability and elevated velocity of the bodily cable.

The primary caveats are that the Leica USB-C to Lightning cable clearly solely works with Apple iOS gadgets and never Android, and Leica’s distinctive cable can solely be used with the M11 and never for charging or syncing different Lightning gadgets.

The Leica M11 options built-in Bluetooth 4.2 BR/EDR/LE and dual-band 2.4/5Ghz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wave2 Wi-Fi 5 connectivity for wirelessly connecting to different gadgets corresponding to a smartphone, pill or pc.

You possibly can simply switch your photographs and in addition management the digicam remotely through the free Leica Fotos app, which, amongst different capabilities, permits distant setting of the shutter velocity and aperture. The app additionally lets you ship your photographs to social networks or e-mail them, with extra options on the way in which later in 2022 through a firmware replace.

Picture High quality

The entire pattern photographs on this overview have been taken utilizing the 60 megapixel Massive setting, which produces a median picture dimension of round 20Mb for JPEGs and 85Mb for RAW recordsdata.

The Leica M11 recorded nonetheless photographs of wonderful high quality in the course of the overview interval.

This digicam produces noise-free JPEG photographs at ISO 64 as much as ISO 1600, with some noise showing at ISO 3200. The quicker settings of ISO 6400 by means of to 12500 are nonetheless usable, though we would recommend avoiding each ISO 25000 and 50000 if in any respect attainable. The corresponding Uncooked recordsdata have a lot much less apparent color artifacts however are noticeably much less sharp than their JPEG equivalents.

The night time {photograph} was excellent, with the utmost shutter velocity of 60 minutes permitting you to seize sufficient mild in each state of affairs, and the Movie Kinds, though restricted in quantity and customisability, do let you rapidly change the look of JPEG recordsdata.


ISO sensitivity may be set between ISO 64 and ISO 50000 in full-stop increments. Listed here are some 100% crops which present the noise ranges for every ISO setting, with JPEG on the left and RAW on the appropriate.


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Night time

The Leica M11’s most shutter velocity is 60 seconds utilizing the digital shutter and a whopping 60 minutes utilizing the mechanical shutter, and there is a B (Bulb) setting on the shutter velocity dial for even longer Timed exposures, which is good news in case you’re severely involved in low mild pictures.


Movie Kinds

Leica’s Movie Kinds are preset combos of various sharpness, distinction and saturation settings, for JPEGs solely. The Leica M11’s 5 accessible Movie Kinds are proven under within the following sequence, which demonstrates the variations between them. You can too tweak the preset kinds with the intention to create your personal specific look, though you possibly can’t create model new ones.









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Pattern Photos

It is a choice of pattern photographs from the Leica M11 digicam, which have been all taken utilizing the 60 megapixel Massive JPEG setting. The thumbnails under hyperlink to the full-sized variations, which haven’t been altered in any method.

Pattern RAW Photos

The Leica M11 allows customers to seize RAW and JPEG format recordsdata. We have offered some Leica RAW (DNG) samples so that you can obtain (thumbnail photographs proven under will not be 100% consultant).”

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It would look nigh-on-identical to each different digital M-series mannequin that has been launched, however relaxation assured that due to all of the under-the hood enhancements, the brand new M11 is one of the best ever Leica M digital rangefinder.

Having stated that, that is nonetheless an extremely area of interest product that is not going to win over too many new converts. A manual-focus solely, non-video taking pictures, 4.5fps rangefinder digicam with no picture stabilisation appears like advertising and marketing insanity at a time when different producers are speeding to create all-in-one mirrorless hybrids that may shoot high-resolution stills at 30fps utilising cutting-edge AF algorithms and document 8K video too, however the M11 has greater than sufficient chops and attraction of its personal to not solely survive, however positively prosper in a fast-changing market.

The brand new 60 megapixel sensor on the coronary heart of the Leica M11 pulls off the enviable trick of out-performing the 40 megapixel M10-R with out introducing undesirable noise, even when taking pictures at full decision, while providing much more dynamic vary than its most up-to-date predecessor. And for individuals who don’t desire the inevitable storage and processing overheads of the headline-grabbing 60MP mode, Leica have thoughtfully included 36 and 18 megapixel modes, both with or and not using a digital crop utilized.

Bodily adjustments to the M11 are so few and much between that you just’d be hard-pushed to inform the distinction between it and any of the M10 fashions – if it ain’t broke, depart it nicely alone appears to be Leica’s smart mantra.

One change that will displease some die-hard customers however which we predict is definitely a giant enchancment is the detachable baseplate, or quite the shortage of 1. Current on each M-system digicam since time started, Leica have taken the very courageous determination to switch it with a detachable battery as an alternative, immediately making it a lot simpler and faster to alter the battery and reminiscence card that is positioned throughout the similar compartment, in addition to making tripod mounting extra handy.

The brand new battery provides longer battery life than earlier fashions – as much as 1700 pictures in case you do not use dwell view – and the addition of USB-C charging makes certain that you must by no means run out of juice even on an all-day expedition. Likewise, the 64Gb of built-in reminiscence is a nice-to-have function for these awkward occasions while you overlook to suit a reminiscence card.

Worth for cash is all the time troublesome to attain when reviewing a Leica – most individuals will have a look at the £7,500 / $8,995 price-tag and suppose its insanity that the M11 prices considerably greater than a Canon EOS R5, Nikon Z9 or Sony Alpha A1, the present cream of the mirrorless crop – however Leica M homeowners will in all probability be happy that the M11 solely prices barely greater than 2020’s M10-R, regardless of all the latest hikes in semi-conductor and delivery prices.

Finally the Leica M11 is an extremely refined, pared-back instrument that is strictly for stills photographers who favour a barely slower strategy to their craft. We will not actually see it increasing the M-series userbase, regardless of being one of the best ever Leica M digital digicam, however for die-hard followers it is nicely price upgrading from any of the totally different flavours of the M10-series.

4.5 stars

Rankings (out of 5)
Design 4.5
Options 4.5
Ease-of-use 4
Picture high quality 5
Worth for cash 3

Principal Rivals

Listed under are a number of the rivals of the Leica M11.

The EOS R5 has been the most well liked full-frame digicam on the block ever since Canon pre-announced it again initially of 2020, due to its headline grabbing twin options of a forty five megapixel sensor and 8K video recording. We have seen it just a few occasions since then, however now we will lastly deliver you our closing Canon R5 overview, full with full-size pattern images and movies!

The brand new 100-megapixel medium-format Fuji GFX 100S is smaller, lighter and extra versatile than the flagship GFX 100, and crucially, considerably cheaper too. A lot in order that it steps on the toes of high-end 35mm full-frame cameras just like the Sony Alpha 1, Canon EOS R5 and Nikon Z7 II. Does the GFX 100S actually show that medium-format is “Greater than full-frame”, and is it actually higher than the GFX 100? Discover out now by studying our in-depth overview, full with an enormous gallery of full-size pattern photographs and movies…

The brand new Fuji GFX 50S II is probably the most reasonably priced medium-format ever launched – it is so low cost that it competes with high-end 35mm full-frame cameras just like the Sony Alpha 7R IV, Canon EOS R5 and Nikon Z7 II. However absolutely there is a catch – is it simply too reasonably priced for its personal good? Discover out now by studying our in-depth Fujifilm GFX 50S II overview, full with full-size pattern images and movies…

The Hasselblad 907X 50C is a digital medium-format digicam like no different, using a modular system that is comprised of the 51.2-megapixel CVF II digital again and the retro 907X physique. With a price ticket of £5,999 for the again and physique, one of many key points of interest of the 907X 50C is its compatibility with movie cameras, such because the Hasselblad 500C/M physique and CF80mm f/2.8 lens that we examined it with. Learn our in-depth Hasselblad 907X 50C with full-size pattern images and movies.

The Hasselblad X1D II 50c is a contemporary medium-format mirrorless digicam with a 51 megapixel sensor, giant 3.6-inch touchscreen LCD and an improved digital viewfinder, all housed in a fantastically crafted physique. Learn our in-depth Hasselblad X1D II 50c overview now…

The Leica M10 Monochrom is a handbook focus rangefinder digicam that solely shoots in black and white and prices a whopping £7250 / $8295 for the physique solely. Does this super-niche model of the M10 supply one of the best ever b&w picture high quality? Discover out now by studying our in-depth Leica M10 Monochrom overview, full with full-size JPEG and Uncooked pattern photographs.

The Leica M10 is a brand new digital rangefinder digicam, providing a 24 megapixel full-frame sensor, Maestro II Processor, optical viewfinder, built-in wi-fi connectivity and 5fps burst taking pictures. Is that this one of the best ever digital M digicam? Discover out now by studying our in-depth Leica M10 overview now…

The Leica M10-D is a simplified model of the M10 and M10-P digital rangefinder cameras, changing the rear LCD display screen with an publicity compensation dial. Why on earth would you take into account shopping for a digital digicam with out an LCD display screen?! Discover out now by studying our in-depth Leica M10-D overview…

The Leica M10-P is a stealthier, quieter model of the present M10 digital rangefinder digicam, providing a 24 megapixel full-frame sensor, Maestro II Processor, touchscreen management, optical viewfinder, built-in spirit stage and 5fps burst taking pictures. Is the quietest M digicam additionally one of the best ever digital M digicam? Discover out now by studying our in-depth Leica M10-P overview…

The Leica M10-R is a model new digital rangefinder digicam, providing an upgraded 40 megapixel full-frame color sensor, super-quiet shutter, and contact display screen operation. Discover out if that is probably the most versatile M10 digicam ever by studying our in-depth Leica M10-R overview, full with full-size pattern images.

The Leica SL2-S is an impeccably constructed full-frame mirrorless digicam, providing a 24.6 megapixel BSI sensor, DCI 4K/60p video recording, 25fps burst taking pictures, a class-leading EVF, IBIS price 5.5 stops, ISO 100,000 and twin UHS-II SD reminiscence card slots. Learn our in-depth Leica SL2S overview to search out out what this £3,975 / $4,895 digicam is able to…

The Nikon Z7 II full-frame mirrorless digicam is the 2020 replace of the unique Z7 mannequin, principally enhancing the autofocusing, buffer and video and including a second reminiscence card slot. Are these adjustments sufficient for it to compete with its essential rivals just like the Sony A7R IV and the Canon EOS R5? Discover out now by studying our in-depth Nikon Z7 II overview, full with full dimension pattern images and movies…

The Sony Alpha 1 digicam, or Sony A1 for brief, is one of the best digicam that Sony have ever launched, and at the moment one of the best all-round digicam available on the market. It is also one of the vital costly, so learn our in-depth Sony A1 overview full with full-size pattern JPEG and Uncooked images and films to search out out if it is actually the One for you…

The brand new Sony Alpha A7 IV is a brand new 33 megapixel, 4K/60p video, 10fps burst taking pictures, cutting-edge auto-focusing hybrid full-frame mirrorless mannequin that pulls no punches in its bid to be the one digicam that you just want. Discover out why we predict this is without doubt one of the greatest all-round cameras of 2021 by studying our in-depth Sony A7 IV overview…

Assessment Roundup

Opinions of the Leica M11 from across the net.

Leica had an actual problem this time round. In just a bit over a decade, the legendary German digicam maker had progressed from its first rudimentary try at a digital rangefinder digicam within the M8 to what I dubbed the quintessential digital M with the M10. And since its introduction in 2017, the M10 has gotten some vital updates – the M10-P with an ultra-quiet shutter, touchscreen and stage gauge, then later the M10-R, which upped the sensor decision from 24 megapixels all the way in which to 40. How may a digital M be improved a lot additional?

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There’s one thing very particular about Leica’s M-series rangefinders. They’re the final surviving instance of a digicam kind that was way back made virtually utterly redundant by SLRs, however which nonetheless provides traits that some photographers discover extremely fascinating. Uniquely they will additionally boast an unbroken lineage again to the Leica M3 of 1955, having made the leap from movie to digital with surprisingly little change in design. So every time a new-generation mannequin seems, it’s one thing of an occasion.

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The Leica M11 delivers the distinctive taking pictures expertise that is typical of those manual-focus rangefinders, whereas embracing new expertise like a brand new 60MP full-frame BSI sensor and 64GB of inner storage. With nice picture high quality, a fantastically minimal design and distinctive construct high quality, the M11 oozes high quality. However its 60MP decision could be very unforgiving with regards to focusing errors. And the mixture of this and the M11’s premium price ticket make it a super-niche digicam for fanatics solely.

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Digicam kind Digital system digicam with rangefinder
Kind no. 2416
Order No. Black: 20 200 (EU/US/CN), 20 202 (JP), 20 206 (ROW)
Silver: 20 201 (EU/US/CN), 20 203 (JP), 20 207 (ROW)
Buffer reminiscence 3 GB
DNG™: 15 recordings
JPG: > 100 recordings
Storage medium UHS-II (advisable), UHS-I, SD/SDHC/SDXC reminiscence card (SDXC playing cards as much as 2 TB, inner reminiscence 64 GB)
Materials Black: full-metal housing made from magnesium and aluminum, leatherette cowl
Silver: full-metal housing made from magnesium and brass, leatherette cowl
Lens mount Leica M bayonet with further sensor for 6-bit encoding
Working circumstances +0 to +40 C
Interfaces ISO accent shoe with further management contacts for Leica flash models and Leica Visoflex 2 viewfinder (non-compulsory accent),
USB 3.1 Gen1 Typ-C
Tripod thread A 1⁄4 DIN 4503 (1⁄4”) with stainless-steel within the base
Weight Black: approx. 530 g/455 g (with/with out battery)
Silver: approx. 640 g/565 g (with/with out battery)
Sensor dimension CMOS sensor, pixel pitch: 3.76 μm, 35 mm: 9528 x 6328 pixels (60.3 MP)
Processor Leica Maestro sequence (Maestro III)
Filter RGB shade filter, UV/IR filter, no low-pass filter
File codecs DNG™ (uncooked knowledge, loss-free compression), DNG + JPG, JPG (DCF, Exif 2.30)
Picture decision DNG™ L-DNG 60.3 MP 9528 x 6328 pixels
M-DNG 36.5 MP 7416 x 4928 pixels
S-DNG 18.4 MP 5272 x 3498 pixels
JPG L-JPG 60.1 MP 9504 x 6320 pixels
M-JPG 36.2 MP 7392 x 4896 pixels
S-JPG 18.2 MP 5248 x 3472 pixels
The whole sensor floor will all the time be used no matter format and determination.
Digital Zoom 1.3x and 1.8x accessible (all the time based mostly on L-DNG or L-JPG)
File dimension DNG™ L-DNG approx. 70–120 MB
M-DNG approx. 40–70 MB
S-DNG approx. 20–40 MB
JPG L-JPG approx. 15–30 MB
M-JPG approx. 9–18 MB
S-JPG approx. 5–9 MB
JPG: relying on decision and picture content material
Colour depth DNG™: 14 bit, JPG: 8 bit
Colour house sRGB
Viewfinder/LCD panel
Viewfinder Massive, bright-line rangefinder with automated parallax compensation, appropriate for -0.5 dpt; non-compulsory corrective lenses accessible:
-3 to +3 dpt
Show 4-digit digital show with gadgets present on the highest and backside, Picture discipline limiter: two lit frames: 35 mm + 135 mm, 28 mm + 90 mm,
50 mm + 75 mm (automated switchover when lens is connected)
Parallax compensation The horizontal and vertical distinction between viewfinder and lens is compensated routinely in keeping with the related focus
setting. Congruence of viewfinder and precise picture. The scale of the bright-line body matches the space:
– at 2 m: the precise sensor dimension of approx. 23.9 x 35.8 mm
– at infinity: (relying on focal size) approx. 7.3% (28 mm) to 18% (135 mm)
– lower than 2 m: lower than sensor dimension
Viewfinder magnification x0.73 (all lenses)
Massive-base rangefinder Cut up or superimposed picture rangefinder proven as a vibrant discipline on the middle of the viewfinder picture
LCD panel 2.95” (Lively Matrix TFT), Gorilla Glass 5 cowl glass, 2 332 800 dots, format 3:2, contact management accessible
Shutter kind Electronically managed focal aircraft shutter and digital shutter operate
Shutter speeds Mech. shutter: 60 min to 1⁄4000 s
Electro. shutter operate: 60 s to 1⁄16000 s
Flash Synch: as much as 1⁄180 s
Elective noise discount through further “black image” (may be disabled)
Shutter button Two-stage
(1st stage: activation of the digicam electronics together with publicity metering and metering reminiscence lock, 2nd stage: taking the image)
Self-timer Delay time: 2 s or 12 s
Drive Mode Single
Steady – Low Pace (3 fps)
Steady – Excessive Pace (4.5 fps)
Interval Taking pictures
Publicity Bracketing
Focus vary 70 cm to ∞
Focus mode Guide (focus help capabilities Magnification and Focus Peaking accessible)
Publicity metering TTL (publicity metering by means of the lens), with working aperture
Metering precept Publicity metering is completed by the picture sensor for all publicity metering strategies (in Dwell View mode and in rangefinder mode)
Publicity metering strategies Spot, Heart-Weighted, Multi-Discipline
Publicity modes Aperture precedence mode (A): Automated shutter velocity management with handbook aperture preselection
Guide (M): handbook setting for shutter velocity and aperture
Publicity compensation  3 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments
Automated bracketing 3 or 5 pictures, graduations between shoots as much as 3 EV, in 1⁄3 EV increments, further non-compulsory publicity compensation: as much as  3 EV
ISO sensitivity vary Auto ISO: IS0 64 (native) to ISO 50 000, additionally accessible in flash mode
Guide: ISO 64 to ISO 50,000
White stability Automated (Auto), Default (Daylight – 5200 Okay, Cloudy – 6100 Okay, Shadow – 6600 Okay, Tungsten – 2950 Okay, HMI – 5700 Okay,
Fluorescent (heat) – 3650 Okay, Fluorescent (cool) – 5800 Okay, Flash – 6600 Okay), handbook metering (Grey card), handbook shade temperature
setting (Colour Temperature, 2000 Okay to 11,500 Okay)
Flash unit connector By way of the accent shoe
Metering precept Flash publicity metering is completed by the picture sensor for all publicity metering strategies (in Dwell View mode and in rangefinder
Flash sync time : 1⁄180 s, slower shutter speeds accessible, automated switchover to TTL linear flash mode with HSS-compatible Leica system
flash models if sync time is undercut
Flash publicity metering Utilizing center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering with Leica flash models (SF 26, SF 40, SF 58, SF 60, SF 64) or with system-compatible
flash models, distant managed flash SF C1
Flash publicity compensation SF 40:  2 EV in 1⁄2 EV increments
SF 60:  2 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments
Different:  3 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments
Shows in flash mode
(within the viewfinder solely)
Flash icon: Connection of an exterior flash unit
WLAN The Leica FOTOS app is required to make use of the WLAN operate. The Leica app is out there from the Apple App Retailer™ or the Google
Play Retailer™. 2.4 GHz/5 GHz* twin band IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wave2 WLAN (normal WLAN protocol), encryption technique:
WLAN-kompatible WPA™/WPA2™, entry technique: infrastructure mode
Regional Variant
5 GHz*
channel 149–165
(5745–5825 MHz)
channel 36–48
(5180–5240 MHz)

2.4 GHz
channel 1–11 (2412–2462 MHz)
Bluetooth* Bluetooth v4.2 BR/EDR/LE, BR/DR-channel 1-79, LE-channel 0-39 (2402–2480 MHz)
GPS* Geotagging through Leica FOTOS app utilizing Bluetooth
Menu languages English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese language, Conventional Chinese language, Korean, Portuguese
Energy provide
Rechargeable battery
(Leica BP-SCL7)
Li-Ion (Lithium-Polymer) rechargeable battery, rated voltage: 7.4 V / capability: 1800 mAh, Charging voltage/present: DC 1000 mAh,
7.4 V, working circumstances: +10 C to +35 C (charging) / +0 C to +40 C (discharged), producer: Fuji Electronics (Shenzhen)
Co., Ltd. made in China
Approx. 700 pictures (in accordance with CIPA Commonplace in rangefinder mode), as much as approx. 1700 pictures (Leica tailored taking pictures cycle)
Charger (Leica BC-SCL7) Enter: USB-C DC 5 V, 2 A, output: DC 8.4 V, 1 A, working circumstances: +10 C to +35 C, producer: Dee Van Enterprises Co.,
Ltd.., made in China
Energy pack (Leica ACA-SCL7) Enter: AC 110 V – 240 V ~ 50/60 Hz, 0.3 A, output: DC 5 V, 2 A, working circumstances: +10 C to +35 C, producer: Dee Van
Enterprises Co., Ltd.., made in China
USB Energy provide When in standby mode or Off: USB charging operate
When On: USB energy provide and intermittent charging

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