M in its purest form
Since the launch of the rangefinder system in 1954, Leica M cameras have been valued by many photographers as the perfect tool for capturing the fascination of a moment discreetly, quietly and spontaneously. We began writing a new digital chapter in the success story of the M-Camera - then analogue in 2006. Today, it is the Leica M (Type 262) that embodies the M-Philosophy in its purest form: with a focus on the
functions essential for photography combined with clear and intuitive handling, it is one of the most compact, full-frame system cameras available, and offers you access to lenses acknowledged as being the best in the world. It is the essence of M-Photography. The perfect camera for experiencing the fascination of the M in its purest form.
ERGONOMICS AND DESIGN
A distinctively clear and functional design reflects the timeless character of the Leica M (Typ 262). The top plate is engineered from durable aluminium, which makes it around 100 grams lighter.
Logical and clearly structured
The Leica M-System fulfils real photographic needs. Due to the omission of additional features like Live View and video capability, the menu is extremely lean and consists of only two pages.
EXCEPTIONAL IMAGE QUALITY
Just as you would expect from an M
The perfect interaction between the high-resolution full-frame CMOS sensor and the legendary Leica M-Lenses guarantees images of incomparable quality – even in low light.
Ergonomics and Design
A distinctively clear and functional design reflects the timeless character of the Leica M (Typ 262). Once again focusing on ‘Das Wesentliche’ - the essentials. Through the art minimalisation. Through perfect craftsmanship. The Leica M (Typ 262) is a symbol of a product that has been ’minimalised’ to perfection.
The top plate is engineered from durable aluminium, which makes it around 100 grams lighter. With an overall weight of 600 grams, it is even more ergonomic than its sister models, the top plates of which are machined from brass. Further differences are the reduced size of the logo and the step at the end of the top plate. Design features that originated in the design of the Leica M9.
The Leica M-System fulfils real photographic needs. This applies in particular to the Leica M (Typ 262) – a digital rangefinder camera that consciously offers less than is technically possible. No other camera stands so firmly for a focus on ‘Das Wesentliche’ – a focus on what is truly essential for serious photographers.
The clear and intuitive controls and functions of the Leica M (Type 262) are logically and ergonomically placed exactly where the photographer expects them to be. For example, it allows fast manual focusing with the coupled rangefinder and the distance ring of the lens – just like every other M. It also offers a choice of manual or automatic aperture priority exposure. Due to the omission of additional features like Live View and video capability, the menu is extremely lean and consists of only two pages. This ensures that all setting options are rapidly accessible at all times. This also applies to white balance. With the M (Type 262), this is set by a dedicated button on the back of the camera.
Just like all other digital M-Cameras, the Leica M (Typ 262) captures images with a high-resolution CMOS full-frame sensor. Its 24-megapixel resolution ensures exceptional image quality and extreme sensitivity – with ISO values of up to 6400. This makes the Leica M (Typ 262) the ideal camera, for shooting in available light situations.
The resulting images are characterised by outstanding contrast, exceptionally detailed resolution and low image noise. At the same time, the camera’s Maestro processor guarantees fast processing of captured images and immediate readiness to shoot. The generously dimensioned 3" monitor with a cover plate manufactured from tough, scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass® offers you complete control at all times. With a resolution of 921,600 pixels, it enables easy assessment and review of your pictures with regard to exposure, sharpness and colour.
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