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Leica Camera Announces Leica M-E Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

24 June 2019

Leica has announced a new member of the Leica M family, priced for newcomers to the M-System. The Leica M-E (Typ 240) is a new take on the established formula from the popular Leica M (Typ 240) cameras, with some changes and improvements.

It offers a full-frame 24-megapixel CMOS sensor, Leica Maestro processor, Full HD video recording, two-year Leica warranty and access to the full portfolio of Leica M lenses for $3,995, making it the new entry-point of Leica M rangefinders.

Additionally, the Leica M-E (Typ 240) features a new anthracite-gray lacquered finish, developed just for this camera, and a genuine leather covering for excellent grip and premium style.

It offers the same performance as the Leica M (Typ 240) generation with an upgraded 2-GB buffer for longer and more sustained continuous burst shooting.


Highlights of the M-E include:

  • 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor
  • Leica Maestro image processor
  • Optical 0.68x-magnification viewfinder
  • 3.0-inch 920k-dot LCD
  • Full HD 1080p video recording
  • ISO 200-6400
  • Up to 3 fps shooting
  • 2-GB buffer and integrated spirit level
  • Magnesium alloy body and brass top plate
  • Anthracite paint finish and black leather


Specifications for the M-E include:

Sensor Full-frame 24-megapixel CMOS sensor
Lens Mount Leica M
Dust Reduction System Dust detection with manual cleaning function
Viewfinder Optical with 0.68x magnification
Monitor 3.0-inch 930,000-dot LCD
Shutter Mechanical: 1/4000 to 60 second, Bulb mode
Frame Rate Up to 3 fps at 24-Mp
ISO Auto, 200 to 6400
Extended: 100 to 6400
Autofocus No
Live View Yes
Image Stabilization No
Flash No built-in flash
Hot shoe
Max. sync speed: 1.80 second
Movie Full HD (1920x1080) at 23.976p/25p
HD (1280x720) at 23.976p/25p
SD (640x480) at 23.976p/25p/29.97i
Built-in microphone (mono)
External microphone input (stereo)
Connectivity No WiFi, no Bluetooth, no GPS
Power BP-SCL2 rechargeable lithium-ion
7.4 VDC, 1800 mAh
Dimensions 5.47 x 1.65 x 3.15 inches
Weight 1.50 lb.


Leica said the Leica M-E (Typ 240) will go on sale July 25 for $3,995 at Leica stores, boutiques and dealers. Adorama and B&H are both now accepting pre-orders.

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