Leica M (Typ 262) Digital Camera Black Body Only (10947)

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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.

Image quality

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


In addition to its unobtrusive looks, the barely audible shutter of the Leica M (Typ 262) also guarantees maximum discretion. An invaluable advantage when candid photography is the aim of the game. The Leica M (Typ 262) features a shutter cocking system ideal for this purpose that is quieter in single exposure mode than that of the M (Typ 240). 


In single exposure mode, this enables a shutter release frequency of up to two frames per second. In continuous mode, the Leica M (Typ 262) has the same sequential shooting speed as its sister model and shoots up to three frames per second. The particularly low noise and compact size of the camera allows photographers to get closer to the subject and to the heart of the action.

Dedicated to the essence of rangefinder photography

Leica Camera presents the Leica M (Typ 262), a camera which embodies the M rangefinder philosophy in its purest form. The Leica M focuses on the essential functions for photography and an intuitive handling concept. It is the most compact full-frame camera system with access to the best lenses in the world. The Leica M (Typ 262) is dedicated to the essence of digital M rangefinder photography. It is a streamlined experience, eschewing the contemporary features of video and Live View to focus on the tried and true methods of using a rangefinder camera. Now with a top plate made of aluminum, the Leica M (Typ 262) is lighter than its M and M-P (Typ 240) siblings by nearly 100 grams (3.5 ounces).

Benefits at a Glance

  • Compact digital M camera concentrating solely on the traditional rangefinder focusing and picture taking methods
  • Top plate made from durable aluminum, making it lighter
  • Streamlined and simplified menu system, consisting of only 2 pages
  • Dedicated button on the back of the camera for White Balance (WB)
  • Quieter shutter mechanism for more discreet shooting
  • 24 megapixel CMOS sensor (still-pictures only) ensures exceptional image quality (same as M/M-P (Typ 240)
  • Leica Maestro processor for fast recording of captured images
  • ISO values up to 6400 ensure great quality images in low light
  • Fast and accurate manual focusing
  • All the essential controls and functions logically and ergonomically placed
  • LCD made of scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass

The images from the Leica M (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 (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 (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.


Timeless perfection

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.







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:   Aluminum top cover with integrated thumb rest
Material:   All-metal case made of die-cast magnesium; synthetic leather covering. Base plate made of brass 
Image Sensor:   LEICA MAX 24 MP-Still CMOS Sensor
Number of effective Pixels:   24 Million Pixels
Sensitivity range:   ISO 200 – ISO 6400, Pull 100 available, Auto ISO
Imaging Platform:   Integrated imaging circuit with Leica Maestro® Image processor
Electronic Viewfinder:   Not compatible
LCD Monitor:   3” TFT Display with 921,600 Pixels, scratch resistant display-cover made of Corning Gorilla glass
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
Self timer:   2s / 12s

Storage Media:

  SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards
Image File Format:   DNG™ (RAW data uncompressed or lossless compressed), JPEG
File Size:   DNG approx. 20 Mbyte – approx. 30 Mbyte (compressed)/ 48.2 MByte (uncompressed), JPEG: Resolution and image content dependent
Available JPG Resolutions:   5952px*3976px (24 MP), 4256px*2832px (12 MP)/ 2976px*1984px (6MP) / 1600px*1080px (1,7MP)
Color Spaces:   sRGB / Adobe®RGB
White Balance:   Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shadow / Tungsten / Fluorescent warm /Fluorescent cool / Flash / Manual (Greycard) / Kelvin 2000-13100

Other functions:


Film Modes, Saturation, Contrast, Sharpening

Movie Recording:   None
Movie resolution:   N/A
Movie sampling rate:   N/A
Microphone:   N/A
Audio recording:   N/A
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
Exposure Modes:   Automatic shutter speed (A-Mode), Manual Exposure (M-Mode)
Compensation:   -3 EV to +3 EV, 1/3 f-stops
Exposure Bracketing:   3/5 frames, 0.5 / 1 / 2 / 3 f-stops
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 Synchronization:   Optional triggered at first or second shutter curtain
Flash Synch 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)
Magnification:   0.68x
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
Horizon:   Yes
User Profiles:   4 Profiles, exportable
Sensor cleaning:   Dust detection, manual cleaning function
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.)
Weight:   600 g
Operating Temperature:   0°C – 40°C
Menu languages   English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
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
Software licenses   Adobe® Lightroom®
New optional accessories:   Multifunctional Handgrip M, Handgrip M, SCA Adapter Set for Multi-functional Handgrip M, Power Adapter for Multi-functional Handgrip M, Finger loop for Multi-functional Handgrip M, Size S / M / L, Ever-Ready Case M, Li-ion Battery BP-SCL2, Battery charger BC-SCL2

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