Leica M-D Typ 262 Officially Announced

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The Leica M-D Typ 262 Camera is just officially announced! This new camera is the first serial production model of the digital M family to be made without a monitor screen. Leica M-D Typ 262 costs $5,995, a little more expensive than the current M Typ 262.

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Benefits at a Glance

  • Compact digital M camera concentrating solely on the traditional rangefinder focusing and picture taking methods
  • 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

Specifications:

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 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: None
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
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: 690 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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