Leica M-P (Typ 240)

Leica M-P (Typ 240) Camera with Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 Aspherical - Black Lens features 24MP Leica MAX Full-Frame CMOS Sensor, Leica Maestro Image Processor, Rangefinder with Image Field Selector, 0.68x Optical Viewfinder Magnification

Leica M-P (Typ 240)

Leica M-P (Typ 240)

Includes Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens

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Marrying minimalist design elements with celebrated image quality, the Black Leica M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera pairs a full-frame image sensor with the quality and tradition Leica's reputation was founded upon. Featuring a MAX 24MP CMOS sensor and Maestro image processor, the M-P realizes rich image quality with low noise levels and smooth color and tonal gradations. The sensor and processor combine to also avail a top sensitivity of ISO 6400, full HD 1080p movie recording and 3 fps shooting for up to 24 consecutive frames. Unique among digital cameras, this camera maintains Leica's preference for a rangefinder design and incorporates a 0.68x optical viewfinder with split and superimposed manual focusing, automatic parallax correction, and manual image field selection. Conversely, the camera also features a 3.0" 920k-dot LCD with sapphire glass covering to maintain the overall durability of the magnesium alloy and brass body. Distinguishing itself through unobtrusiveness, the M-P also carries the select designation of no front-facing Leica logos in favor of an engraved Leica script on the top plate.

As with past M-series cameras, the M-P retains the ability to utilize the vast network of M-mount lenses and is also compatible with Leica R-mount lenses via an optional adapter. When working in live view, and since focusing operation is entirely manual, focus peaking and 10x live view zoom can be utilized to ensure critical focus. An ergonomic body design places all of the necessary camera controls within reach during shooting, including top shutter speed and drive mode dials, as well as rear menu navigation buttons and selection dial located atop the thumb rest. The rugged metal body also integrated rubber seals throughout its design to render the M-P dust- and weather-resistant for sustained use in trying conditions.

Leica M-P (Typ 240)

Featuring a classic, minimalist appearance, the M-P has an unobtrusive design that omits the traditional red dot and front-facing 'M' lettering in favor of an engraved Leica script on the brass top plate.

MAX 24MP CMOS Sensor and Maestro Image Processor

Featuring a full-frame Leica MAX 24MP CMOS sensor, this camera is able to produce high-resolution still imagery and full HD video with marked image quality and low noise levels. When combined with the Maestro image processor, a sensitivity range of ISO 200-6400 is available, which can further be expanded to ISO 100 for working in brighter conditions.

This image processor also facilitates faster overall performance, and works in conjunction with a 2GB image buffer for longer sustained shooting sequences of 3 fps for up to 24 consecutive frames.

Optical Viewfinder and Rangefinder

The optical viewfinder is a large, bright-line 0.68x-magnification rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation and LED-illuminated frame lines, which are set to match the image sensor size at a focusing distance of 6.6'. On the front of the camera, a viewfinder frame selector can also be used to manually change the apparent image field to help visualize the scene with varying focal lengths.

The rangefinder mechanism displays split or superimposed bright field images within the center of the viewfinder to benefit accurate manual focusing control. The effective rangefinder metering basis is 47.1mm (mechanical metering basis 69.25 mm x viewfinder magnification of 0.68x).

76.2cm LCD Monitor and Sapphire Crystal Cover

Complementing the optical viewfinder is a 76.2cm 920k-dot LCD monitor, which permits live view monitoring with the ability to utilize focus peaking and 10x zoom features to better ensure critical sharpness. Focus peaking highlights bright edges of contrast, in red, green, or blue colors, when they are in sharp focus, while the zoom control allows you to home in on fine details within the scene.

This monitor features a scratch-resistant protective cover made from sapphire crystal glass for added durability and protection. Furthermore, anti-reflective coatings are used on both sides of the covering glass for greater visibility in bright light conditions.

Full HD 1080p Video

Full HD 1080p video recording is supported, in both 24 and 25 fps frame rates. HD 720p recording is also available, as well as VGA 480p at 30 fps. A monaural microphone is incorporated into the body's design and features manual audio level control during recording.

Body Design

Reminiscent of classic Leica designs, the M-P features a metal body design with a magnesium-alloy chassis and brass top plate, which is accentuated by a synthetic leather wrap. Rubber seals are placed throughout the body to protect it from dust and use during inclement weather. Furthermore, the pared-down, ergonomic design allows direct access to necessary camera controls, including top shutter speed and drive mode dials and rear menu navigation controls.

Other Camera Features

  • Designed to accept all M-mount lenses, Leica R-mount lenses are also compatible through the use of an optional R to M adapter.

  • A download version of Adobe Lightroom is made available after purchase, and is ideally suited to processing of the M-P's DNG RAW image files.

  • Up to four sets of camera and exposure settings can be saved under a user-selected profile name and rapidly retrieved whenever required. For added convenience, these profiles can be saved to an SD card.

  • Exposure Bracketing of 3 or 5 frames at 0.5, 1, 2 and 3 EV steps.

  • Different film modes are available to refine the appearance of imagery, as well as saturation, contrast, and sharpening settings.

  • Language support: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean

Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 Aspherical - Black Lens

A popular wide-angle lens for the Leica M rangefinder system, the black Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens from Leicaprovides high quality optics for excellent performance in a variety of applications. The aperture range starts at a fast f/1.4 for available light and stops all the way down to f/16 for use in many scenarios, such as landscapes or images requiring great depth-of-field. The optical design also allows this lens to remain compact with 9 elements in 5 groups, of which one has an aspherical surface to assist in control of aberrations.

The lens features Leica's 6-bit coding for sending metadata to digital M cameras, allowing for proper frame lines to be shown as well as proper digital correction of lens aberrations to be done in camera. The 35mm lens can even focus as close as 2.3' in which close up performance is improved through the inclusion of a floating element in the design. The aperture also uses nine blades for smooth out-of-focus areas in your imagery. Additionally, 46mm screw-on filters can be used and a lens hood is included to limit flare.

Performance improves dramatically as lens is stopped down
Maximum reproduction ratio of 1:17.4
Lens construction of 9 elements in 5 groups
Rectangular screw-mount lens hood for limiting flare
Depth-of-field scale located on lens barrel

Leica M-P (Typ 240) Camera Body - Black

  • MPN -10773
  • GTIN - 4022243107731

Leica Summilux-M 35mm F1.4 ASPH Black Lens

  • MPN - 11663
  • GTIN - 4022243116633

What's In The Box

Leica M-P (Typ 240) Camera with Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 Aspherical - Black Lens

  • Leica M-P (Typ 240) Camera Body - Black x 1
  • BP-SCL2 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1800 mAh) x 1
  • BC-SCL2 Battery Charger for BP-SCL2 Li-Ion Battery x 1
  • 12V Charging Cable x 1
  • Carrying Strap x 1
  • Accessory Port Cover x 1
  • Body Cap x 1
  • Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 Aspherical - Black Lens x 1
  • Rear Lens Cap for M-Mount Lenses x 1
  • Front Lens Cap x 1
  • Leather Lens Case x 1
  • Lens Hood x 1
Lens MountLeica M
Focal Length35 mm
Body TypeRangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens typePrime lens
Aperture Rangef/1.4 to f/16
Maximum Resolution5952 x 3976
Effective Megapixels24 Megapixel
Max Format size35mm Full Frame
Camera MountLeica M
Max Resolution24 MP: 5976 x 3992
Sensor SizeFull Frame
Sensor SizeCMOS, 36 x 24 mm
Sensor TypeCMOS
Lens mountLeica M
Minimum Focusing Distance2.3’ / 70 cm
ProcessorLeica Maestro
Max ISO6400
Focus TypeManual
White Balance Presets7
Memory Card TypeSD
Uncompressed FormatRAW
Focus ModeManual Focus (M)
Diaphragm Blades8
Angle Of View63
Focal length multiplier1.0x
Viewfinder TypeOptical
Diaphragm Blades9
LCD Screen Size3“
Filter Size46 mm
Screen Size3.0 inch
Screen Dots920,000
ISO SensitivityAuto, 200-6400 (Extended Mode: 100-6400)
Screen TypeTFT Colour LCD
Shutter SpeedsType: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 60 - 1/4000 Seconds , Bulb Mode
ViewfinderElectronic and Optical (tunnel)
Metering MethodCenter-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
Dimensions (DxL)2.2 x 1.8“ / 56 x 46 mm
Viewfinder coverage100 %
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual
Diameter56 mm
Weight320 g
Viewfinder magnification0.67x
Continuous Shooting SpeedUp to 3 fps at 24 MP for up to Frames
Length58 mm
Max Shutter Speed1/4000 sec
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Kelvin, Manual, Shade, Tungsten
Continuous drive3 fps
Filter Thread46 mm
Exposure compensation±2 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)
Built-in FlashNo
Lens HoodLeica, supplied
Max Sync Speed1 / 180 Second
Max Video Resolution1920 x 1080 25 fps, 24 fps
Storage TypeSD/SDHC/SDXC
Focus (Video)Manual
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Audio RecordingBuilt-In Mic: With Video (Mono)
Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo)
BatteryRechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.4VDC, 1800mAh
Battery Life300
Weight (inc. batteries)680
Battery1x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.4 VDC, 1800 mAh
Dimensions139 x 80 x 42 mm
Dimensions (WxHxD)5.5 x 3.1 x 1.7“ / 139.0 x 80.0 x 42.0 mm
Weather SealedOperating
32 to 104F (0 to 40C)
Focus TypeManual Focus
Video RecordingYes, NTSC/PAL
File FormatsStill Images: DNG, JPEG
Movies: MJPEG, MOV
Camera FormatFull-Frame
Viewfinder MagnificationApprox. 0.68x
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Screen Coverage100%
Display Screen3" Rear Screen LCD (920,000)
Diopter Adjustment-3 to +3 m
Self Timer2 Seconds, 12 Seconds