Latest in Gear

Image credit: Leica

Leica's new 'entry' M rangefinder camera costs $3,995

In case you're cost-cutting when looking for a full-frame compact cam.
222 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Leica

Good news: Leica just made its M-series cameras more accessible... relatively speaking. The company has introduced an M-E (Typ 240) model that preserves the compact rangefinder design and a 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, but at a slightly easier to swallow $3,995 price. It's not what we'd call a budget camera, but it beats spending thousands of dollars more. You will have to live with some limitations, though.

While the Typ 240 now has a healthy 2GB buffer that allows shooting three frames per second, the sensor only shoots at a max ISO of 6,400. It won't be a low-light champ, even if the full-frame sensor helps overall performance. You'll also have to settle for 1080p video recording, which may feel out of place when many phones can capture 4K.

The camera reaches stores on July 25th. It may be a tough sell if you're looking for image quality above all else, especially when Panasonic (Leica's usual hardware partner) offers the Lumix S1 for considerably less. This is more for people who crave Leica's particular combination of design and lens choices and can't quite justify paying the usual premium.

Source: Leica
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
222 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
Skullcandy's Crusher ANC block noise while you feel the bass

Skullcandy's Crusher ANC block noise while you feel the bass

View
Zero's 2020 electric motorcycles include one that's loaded for adventures

Zero's 2020 electric motorcycles include one that's loaded for adventures

View
‘Call of Duty’ comes to mobile on October 1st

‘Call of Duty’ comes to mobile on October 1st

View
AT&T reportedly considers offloading its DirecTV satellite unit

AT&T reportedly considers offloading its DirecTV satellite unit

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr