** Lens Not Included **
The Leica M-D is the first serial production model of the digital M family to be made without a monitor screen. The usual location of the screen on the back of the camera is now taken by the ISO sensitivity setting dial – one of the few, but essential, features of the camera. Although the Leica M-D embodies the entire range of technical advantages perfected over decades in the Leica rangefinder system, it intentionally omits all but the most essential technical features. Radically reduced to the most important parameters required for photography – shutter speed, aperture, distance and ISO sensitivity – it promotes its users’ concentration on what is essential: the picture.
To a large extent, the technical features of the Leica M-D are based on those of the Leica M (Typ 262). Just like all other digital M-Cameras, the Leica M-D (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 to light. At the same time, the camera’s Maestro processor guarantees fast processing of captured image data. Exposures are saved exclusively as RAW data in DNG format. This enables photographers to apply all typical adjustments for digital photographs that may be desired in post-processing software.
|Camera type:||Compact digital rangefinder system still camera|
|Lens mount:||Leica M bayonet with additional sensor for 6-bit coding|
|Lens system:||Leica M lenses|
|Top Cover:||Brass top cover with integrated thumb rest|
|Material:||All-metal magnesium/aluminum body, leather covering, brass top panel and base, black lacquered finish.|
|Image Sensor:||LEICA MAX 24 MP-Still CMOS Sensor|
|Number of effective Pixels:||24 Million Pixels|
|Sensitivity range:||ISO 200 – ISO 6400|
|Imaging Platform:||Integrated imaging circuit with Leica Maestro® Image processor|
|Electronic Viewfinder:||Not compatible|
|Shutter:||Focal plane shutter for classic image exposure|
|Shutter Speed:||1/4000s – 60s (in Bulb), 1/180s flash synchronization|
|Burst rate:||3fps thanks to 1GB buffer size|
|SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards|
|Image File Format:||DNG™ (RAW data lossless compressed)|
|File Size:||DNG approx. 20 Mbyte – 48.2 MByte (compressed)|
|Exposure Metering:||In classic viewfinder mode: Through the Lens (TTL) metering, center weighted with variable aperture.|
|Exposure setting:||Manual shutter speed setting with direct dial, A-Mode with direct dial, ISO setting with direct dial|
|Exposure Modes:||Automatic shutter speed (A-Mode), Manual Exposure (M-Mode)|
|Compensation:||-3 EV to +3 EV, 1/3 f-stops|
|White Balance:||Automatic white balance|
|Flash exposure metering:||Control with center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering (with SCA-3501/3502 adapter, or SCA-3000 standard flash unit such as Leica SF24D/Leica SF 58).|
|Hot shoe:||SCA-3502 compatible hot shoe, with center contact|
|Flash Sync time:||1/180s|
|Focusing Methods:||Manual focus with optical rangefinder|
|Optical Viewfinder:||Large, light bright-line rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation, LED illuminated frame lines.|
|Optical Viewfinder frame lines:||Framelines size matches image sensor size at 2m focusing distance|
|Optical Viewfinder correction:||Eyepiece adjusted to -0,5 dpt. Corrective lenses from -3 to +3 dpt. available (optional)|
|Optical Viewfinder Displays:||In the viewfinder LED symbol for flash status (at bottom). Four-digit seven-segment LED digital display, brightness adapted to ambient conditions, for: Warning in case of exposure correction; display of automatic shutter speed in automatic mode; advisory indicating use of metering memory lock LED exposure monitor with two triangular and one central circular LED with manual exposure setting|
|Rangefinder:||Split or superimposed image range finder shown as a bright field in the center of the viewfinder image|
|Rangefinder effective metering Basis:||47.1 mm (mechanical metering basis 69.25 mm x viewfinder magnification 0.68 times)|
|Start up time:||<1s|
|Power Supply:||Li-ion battery (included), 7.4V, 1800 mAh|
|User Profiles:||4 Profiles, exportable|
|Tripod Thread:||A 1/4 (1/4") DIN made of stainless steel in base plate|
|Dimensions:||approx. 139 x 42 x 80 mm (5.5 x 1.7 x 3.1 in.)|
|Operating Temperature:||0°C – 40°C|
|Accessories Included||Battery, Charger with power cables for EU and USA (different in some export markets), 12V charging cable, Carrying strap, Accessory port cover, Body cap|
Benefits at a Glance
The images from the Leica M-D (Typ 262) are characterized by outstanding contrast, exceptional detail resolution and low image noise. It is ideal to shoot with available light.
The Leica M-D (Typ 262) features a shutter cocking system that is quieter than that of its sister models the M and M-P (Typ 240). In single exposure mode, the shutter release frequency is up to two frames per second. In continuous mode, the Leica M-D (Typ 262) has the same burst rate as its sister model and shoots up to three frames per second.
The low noise and compact size of the camera allows photographers to not only get close to the action, but to the heart of where it is all happening.
The Leica M-D has everything a camera needs: manual settings for ISO values, apertures and shutter speeds. And nothing more. Just uncompromising simplicity.
The Leica M-D offers the ultimate in digital rangefinder photography. No LCD screen. But all the more freedom for creative photography.
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