Leica M-E (Typ 240) Shoots Video, But Not 4K

June 24, 2019 | Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera | Comment |

Leica have quietly unveiled the Leica M-E (Typ 240) full-frame mirrorless camera, which is essentially a standard Leica M that can now shoot video.

Finished in a new anthracite grey paint with genuine leather trim, the M-E can shoot 1080p, full-HD movies with the classic ‘Leica look’ via a dedicated recording button, but unlike most cameras released in 2019, it can't manage 4K quality.

Other standout features of the Lecia M-E will be familiar to Leica M owners - 24MP CMOS sensor, ISO 6400, 2GB buffer memory and the usual Leica attention to detail. The M-E is is also compatible with virtually every M lens ever produced.

The new Leica M-E will be available to buy from the end of July, priced at $3,995.

Leica Press Release

Leica Camera has just announced a new member of the legendary Leica M family, aimed squarely at newcomers to the M-System. The Leica M-E (Typ 240) is a brand new take on the established formula from the popular Leica M (Typ 240) cameras, with some welcome changes and improvements. It offers a full frame 24 megapixel CMOS sensor, Leica Maestro processor, 2-year Leica warranty and access to the full portfolio of Leica M lenses for a price of $3,995 – making it the new entry-point of Leica M rangefinders.

Additionally, the Leica M-E (Typ 240) features a new anthracite-gray lacquered finish, developed just for this camera, and a genuine leather covering for excellent grip and premium style. In regards to technical prowess, it offers the same great performance of the Leica M (Typ 240) generation with an upgraded 2 GB buffer for longer and more sustained continuous burst shooting.

The Leica M-E (Typ 240) will go on sale July 25, 2019 at Leica Stores, Boutiques and Dealers.

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