M-E

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  • Production era - Sep 2012-Current
  • Order no. - 10 759 (Type 220)
  • Serial nos. - -4420344-4420969-
  • Camera type - Compact digital view, and rangefinder system, still camera.
  • Lens mount - Leica M bayonet with additional sensor for 6-bit coding
  • Materials - All-metal case made of die-cast magnesium; synthetic leather covering.
    • Top Cover - Milled brass top cover with classic Leica M design, cap and base plate made of brass
  • Available finish - anthracite-grey paint (as shown)
  • Image Sensor - KAF - 18500 18 MP CCD Sensor (made by Jenoptik).
    • Number of effective Pixels - 18 Million Pixels
    • Sensitivity range - ISO 160 – ISO 2500, Pull 80 available, Auto ISO
    • Imaging Platform - DSP based computing platform with Leica imaging algorithms
  • LCD Monitor - 2.5 inch TFT Display with 230,000 Pixels
  • Shutter - Closed type focal plane shutter for classic image exposure, with external cocking mechanics
    • Shutter Speed - 1 /4000 s – 240 s (in Bulb), 1 /180 s flash synchronization
    • Burst rate - approx. 2 fps
    • Self timer - Off / 2 s / 12 s
  • Storage Media - SD / SDHC Memory Cards
    • Imaging functions
      • Image File Format - DNG™ (RAW data uncompressed or nonlinear compressed), JPEG
      • File Size: DNG - 18 MB (compressed) /36 MB (uncompressed), JPEG: Resolution and image content dependent
  • Available JPG
    • Resolutions - 5212 x 3472 (18 MP), 3840 x 2592 (10 MP), 2592 x 1728 (4.5 MP), 1728 x 1152 (2 MP), 1280 x 846 pixels (1 MP)
    • Color Spaces - sRGB / Adobe®RGB
    • White Balance - Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade /Tungsten /Fluorescent 1 / Fluorescent 2 / Flash / Manual / Kelvin 2000 - 12800
    • Other functions - Saturation, Contrast, Sharpening
  • Exposure Control
    • Exposure Metering - Through the Lens (TTL) metering, centerweighted with variable aperture
Center-weighted TTL metering for flash exposure with system-conformant SCA - 3000 /2 standard flash units
    • 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)
  • Exposure
    • Compensation . -3 EV to +3 EV, 1/3 f-stops
    • Exposure Bracketing - 3 /5 /7 frames, 0.5 / 1 / 1.5 / 2 f-stops
  • Flash exposure Control
    • 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 SF 24D /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
  • Viewfinder / Focusing
    • Focusing Methods - Manual focus with optical rangefinder
    • Optical Viewfinder - Large, light bright-line rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation, optical illumination
    • Optical Viewfinder frame lines - Framelines size matches image sensor size at 1m focusing distance
    • Optical Viewfinder correction - Eyepiece adjusted to -0.5 dpt. Corrective lenses from -3 to +3 dpt. available (optional)
    • Optical Viewfinder 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)
  • Other features
    • Start up time - < 1s
    • Power Supply - Li-ion battery (included), 3.7V, 1860 mAh
    • User Profiles - 4 Profiles
    • Sensor cleaning - Manual cleaning function
    • Tripod Thread - A 1 /4 (1 /4") DIN made of stainless steel in base plate
    • Dimensions (W x D x H) - approx. 139 x 37 x 80 mm (5.5 x 1.7 x 3.1 in)
    • Weight - 585 g (20.6 oz)
    • 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, Body cap
  • Software licenses
    • Supplied - Adobe® Lightroom®
Manufacturer's data as of September 2012
  • Manuals & brochures
  • Current Digital-M Camera Accessories
    • Close-up Accessories
    • Film Advance
      • 14 408 - Motor-M
      • 14 009 - Leicavit-M - Black lacquered
      • 14 450 - Leicavit-M - Black chrome-plated
      • 14 008 - Leicavit-M - Silver chrome-plated
      • 14 437 - Rewind crank-MP - Silver chrome-plated
      • 14 438 - Rewind crank-MP - Black lacquered
    • Flash Units
      • 14 488 - SF-58 Flash Unit
      • 14 489 - SF-58 Diffuser
      • 14 444 - SF 24D - Black /Silver Flash Unit
      • 14 445 - SF 24D Diffuser - 24 /28 mm
      • 14 446 - SF 24D Diffuser - 85 mm
    • Viewfinder Accessories
      • 12011 - UNIVERSAL WIDE-ANGLE VIEWFINDER M
      • Viewfinder correction lenses - +1 DPT 14380, +2 DPT 14381, +3 DPT 14382, -1 DPT 14383, -2 DPT 14384, -3 DPT 14385
      • 12022 - LEICA VIEWFINDER M - 18 mm / black paint finish
      • 12023 - LEICA VIEWFINDER M - 18 mm / silver-chrome
      • 12024 - LEICA VIEWFINDER M - 21 mm / black paint finish
      • 12025 - LEICA VIEWFINDER M - 21 mm / silver-chrome
      • 12026 - LEICA VIEWFINDER M - 24 mm / black paint finish
      • 12027 - LEICA VIEWFINDER M - 24 mm / silver-chrome
      • 12004 - 12006 - VIEWFINDER MAGNIFIERS M 1.25x /1.4x
      • 12531 - ANGLEFINDER M
      • Diopter Correction Lenses - +0.5 DPT 14350, +1 DPT 14351, +2 DPT 14353, +3 DPT 14354, -0.5 14355, -1 DPT 14356, -1.5 14357, -2 DPT 14358, -3 DPT 14359
    • Cases, Straps and Covers
      • 14195 - Replacement camera bayonet cover
      • 14312 - Replacement carrying strap
      • à la Carte Carrying Straps - 14453, 14469, 14457, 14458, 14454, 14456, 14468, 14465, 14466, 14467
      • 14 455 - Wide Carrying Strap
      • 14 869 - Camera Protector for M8, M8.2, M9, M9-P and M Monochrom
      • 14 872 - Leather Ever-ready Case for M8, M8.2, M9, M9-P and M Monochrom
      • Neoprene Case M - with short front part 14867 - with long fromt part 14868
      • "Billingham" Combination Case M - black 14854 - khaki 14855
    • Tripod Accessories
      • 14 100 - Miniature Tripod, folding type
      • 14 110 - Ball Head
      • 14 076 - Cable Release, 50 cm long
    • Ergonomics
      • 14 486 - HAND GRIP M-E - black paint
      • 14 490 - HAND GRIP M-E - steel-gray paint
    • Power Supply - see DIGITAL-M POWER SUPPLY

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M-E Serial Numbers

Serial numbers compiled from known M-E cameras
SN Start SN End Product Year Total
-4420949 4424711- M-E 2012 3763+
-unknown unknown- M-E 2013 unknown
TOTAL ASSIGNED SERIAL NUMBERS 2012-2013 unknown