Leica M (typ 262)

Lens not included. For illustration purpose only.Technically at the highest level of a rangefinder technology perfected over decades, the Leica M (Typ 262) stands for the M-Philosophy in its purest form. Its concentration on the essence of rangefinder photography and intuitive handling makes it the ideal tool for experiencing the unadulterated fascination of photography.Although the Leica M (Typ 262) digital rangefinder camera embodies all the essential advantages of the Leica rangefinder system, it consciously declines to sound out the limits of the technically possible. Just like all other digital M-Cameras, the Leica M (Typ 262) features a high-resolution CMOS full-frame sensor, albeit one that is dedicated exclusively to rangefinder photography, and supports neither video recording nor Live View. Its 24-megapixel resolution ensures exceptional imaging quality and extreme sensitivity and makes the Leica M (Typ 262) the ideal camera for photography in available light situations. At the same time, the cameras Maestro processor guarantees fast processing of captured images and immediate readiness to shoot.The clear and functional lines of the Leica M (Typ 262) design concept reveal its concentration on essentials. The top deck is made from durable aluminium, which makes the camera around 100 grams lighter and even more ergonomic than its sister models. The MADE IN GERMANY engraving is located on the back of the camera. Further differences are the reduced size of the logo and the step at the end of the top plate that are both familiar from the Leica M9.In addition to its purist looks, the hardly audible shutter of the Leica M (Typ 262) also guarantees maximum inconspicuousness when shooting. An invaluable advantage in photographic situations where discretion is essential. As an aid to this, the camera features a shutter cocking system that is considerably quieter in single exposure mode than that of the M (Typ 240) and enables a shutter release frequency of

Leica M (typ 262)

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Technically at the highest level of a rangefinder technology perfected over decades, the Leica M (Typ 262) stands for the M-Philosophy in its purest form. Its concentration on the essence of rangefinder photography and intuitive handling makes it the ideal tool for experiencing the unadulterated fascination of photography.

Although the Leica M (Typ 262) digital rangefinder camera embodies all the essential advantages of the Leica rangefinder system, it consciously declines to sound out the limits of the technically possible. Just like all other digital M-Cameras, the Leica M (Typ 262) features a high-resolution CMOS full-frame sensor, albeit one that is dedicated exclusively to rangefinder photography, and supports neither video recording nor Live View. 

Its 24-megapixel resolution ensures exceptional imaging quality and extreme sensitivity and makes the Leica M (Typ 262) the ideal camera for photography in available light situations. At the same time, the camera’s Maestro processor guarantees fast processing of captured images and immediate readiness to shoot.

The clear and functional lines of the Leica M (Typ 262) design concept reveal its concentration on essentials. The top deck is made from durable aluminium, which makes the camera around 100 grams lighter and even more ergonomic than its sister models. The ’MADE IN GERMANY’ engraving is located on the back of the camera. Further differences are the reduced size of the logo and the step at the end of the top plate that are both familiar from the Leica M9.

In addition to its purist looks, the hardly audible shutter of the Leica M (Typ 262) also guarantees maximum inconspicuousness when shooting. An invaluable advantage in photographic situations where discretion is essential. As an aid to this, the camera features a shutter cocking system that is considerably quieter in single exposure mode than that of the M (Typ 240) and enables a shutter release frequency of up to two frames per second. In continuous mode, the M (Typ 262) has the same sequential shooting speed as its sister model and shoots up to three frames per second.

The handling concept of the Leica M (Typ 262) fulfills everything that discriminating photographers expect from a Leica M. This includes the typical rapid manual focusing process with the coupled rangefinder and the focusing ring of the lens and the option of selecting automatically determined or manually set shutter speeds. Due to the omission of Live View and the video function, the menu is extremely lean and consists of only 2 pages and ensures that all setting options are rapidly accessible at all times. The white balance value is set by a dedicated button on the back of the camera.