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Leica M-Monochrom vs Leica M Typ 240

Portability
78
Imaging
65
Features
23
Overall
48
Leica M-Monochrom front
 
Leica M Typ 240 front
Portability
74
Imaging
70
Features
47
Overall
60

Leica M-Monochrom vs Leica M Typ 240 Key Specs

Leica M-Monochrom
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 160 - 10000
  • No Video
  • Leica M Mount
  • 600g - 139 x 80 x 37mm
  • Launched May 2012
Leica M Typ 240
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Leica M Mount
  • 680g - 139 x 80 x 42mm
  • Announced September 2012
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Leica M-Monochrom vs Leica M Typ 240 Overview

Let's examine more closely at the Leica M-Monochrom vs Leica M Typ 240, both Pro Mirrorless digital cameras and both of them are offered by Leica. There exists a sizable gap between the image resolutions of the M-Monochrom (18MP) and M Typ 240 (24MP) but they possess the same exact sensor size (Full frame).

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The M-Monochrom was unveiled 4 months prior to the M Typ 240 and they are both of a similar age. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before getting in to a more detailed comparison, below is a quick introduction of how the M-Monochrom matches up against the M Typ 240 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Leica M-Monochrom over the Leica M Typ 240

 M-Monochrom M Typ 240 

Reasons to pick Leica M Typ 240 over the Leica M-Monochrom

 M Typ 240 M-Monochrom 
Screen sizing3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution920k230kClearer screen (+690k dot)

Common features in the Leica M-Monochrom and Leica M Typ 240

 M-Monochrom M Typ 240 
AnnouncedMay 2012September 2012Similar age
Focus manually Dial exact focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch screen Neither features Touch screen

Leica M-Monochrom vs Leica M Typ 240 Physical Comparison

If you're looking to lug around your camera regularly, you will need to factor its weight and measurements. The Leica M-Monochrom enjoys exterior measurements of 139mm x 80mm x 37mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5") having a weight of 600 grams (1.32 lbs) whilst the Leica M Typ 240 has proportions of 139mm x 80mm x 42mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.7") accompanied by a weight of 680 grams (1.50 lbs).

Take a look at the Leica M-Monochrom vs Leica M Typ 240 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. Following is the front view proportions comparison of the M-Monochrom vs the M Typ 240.

Leica M-Monochrom vs Leica M Typ 240 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the M-Monochrom and M Typ 240 is 78 and 74 respectively.

Leica M-Monochrom vs Leica M Typ 240 top view buttons comparison

Leica M-Monochrom vs Leica M Typ 240 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is difficult to picture the contrast between sensor measurements purely by reviewing technical specs. The photograph underneath will help offer you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the M-Monochrom and M Typ 240.

As you can tell, each of the cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit different MP. You can count on the Leica M Typ 240 to offer extra detail having an extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop photographs far more aggressively.

Leica M-Monochrom vs Leica M Typ 240 sensor size comparison

Leica M-Monochrom vs Leica M Typ 240 Screen and ViewFinder

Leica M-Monochrom vs Leica M Typ 240 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Leica M-Monochrom
Portrait photography with Leica M Typ 240
71
you can focus manually
good megapixels (18 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
no liveview feature
82
manual focus
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Leica M-Monochrom
Street photography with Leica M Typ 240
65
big sensor size (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
fixed screen
no image stabilization
68
sensor size is great (Full frame)
supports RAW formats
environment proofing
no articulating screen
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Leica M-Monochrom Sports photography features
Leica M Typ 240 Sports photography features
45
good megapixels (18 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
no liveview feature
slow continuous shooting (2.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
not so great battery life (350 shots)
lack of phase detect auto focus
56
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
environment proofing
very slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Leica M-Monochrom Travel photography information
Leica M Typ 240 Travel photography information
54
good megapixels (18MP)
missing Time Lapse recording
not so great battery life (350 CIPA)
does not have a selfie friendly display
63
environment proofing
resolution is good (24MP)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Leica M-Monochrom Landscape photography details
Leica M Typ 240 Landscape photography details
58
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Leica M mount)
good megapixels (18 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
small screen (2.5 inches)
no liveview feature
no image stabilization
not so great battery life (350 shots)
missing Time Lapse recording
74
manual focus
switch lenses (Leica M mount)
nice screen size (3")
resolution is good (24MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
supports RAW formats
environment proofing
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Leica M-Monochrom as a Vlogging camera
Leica M Typ 240 as a Vlogging camera
9
no video
26
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
display is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have external mic support
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Leica M-Monochrom vs Leica M Typ 240 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica M-Monochrom and Leica M Typ 240
 Leica M-MonochromLeica M Typ 240
General Information
Make Leica Leica
Model type Leica M-Monochrom Leica M Typ 240
Category Pro Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Launched 2012-05-10 2012-09-17
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Full frame
Sensor dimensions 36 x 24mm 36 x 24mm
Sensor surface area 864.0mm² 864.0mm²
Sensor resolution 18 megapixels 24 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2
Max resolution 5212 x 3472 5952 x 3976
Max native ISO 10000 6400
Minimum native ISO 160 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens
Lens support Leica M Leica M
Number of lenses 59 59
Focal length multiplier 1 1
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.5 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 230k dots 920k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display technology TFT color LCD with a sapphire glass LCD cover TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (rangefinder) Optical (rangefinder)
Viewfinder coverage - 1 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.68x 0.68x
Features
Min shutter speed 32s 60s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter rate 2.0 frames/s 3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash settings Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/180s 1/180s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions - 1920 x 1080 (25,24 fps), 1280 x 720 (25, 24 fps)
Max video resolution None 1920x1080
Video format - Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 600g (1.32 lbs) 680g (1.50 lbs)
Dimensions 139 x 80 x 37mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5") 139 x 80 x 42mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested 84
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 24.0
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 13.3
DXO Low light rating not tested 1860
Other
Battery life 350 photographs 500 photographs
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC card SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Retail pricing $7,950 $5,479