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Leica M Typ 240 vs Pentax Q7

Portability
74
Imaging
71
Features
47
Overall
61
Leica M Typ 240 front
 
Pentax Q7 front
Portability
92
Imaging
38
Features
54
Overall
44

Leica M Typ 240 vs Pentax Q7 Key Specs

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
  • Revealed September 2012
Pentax Q7
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Pentax Q Mount
  • 200g - 102 x 58 x 34mm
  • Released August 2013
  • Replaced the Pentax Q10
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Leica M Typ 240 vs Pentax Q7 Overview

Following is a detailed review of the Leica M Typ 240 vs Pentax Q7, one is a Pro Mirrorless and the other is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by companies Leica and Pentax. There exists a huge gap among the resolutions of the M Typ 240 (24MP) and Q7 (12MP) and the M Typ 240 (Full frame) and Q7 (1/1.7") have different sensor sizing.

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The M Typ 240 was unveiled 10 months prior to the Q7 so they are of a similar generation. Both cameras feature the same body design (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before we go into a step-by-step comparison, here is a simple synopsis of how the M Typ 240 grades against the Q7 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Leica M Typ 240 over the Pentax Q7

 M Typ 240 Q7 
Display resolution920k460kSharper display (+460k dot)

Reasons to pick Pentax Q7 over the Leica M Typ 240

 Q7 M Typ 240 
ReleasedAugust 2013September 2012More modern by 10 months

Common features in the Leica M Typ 240 and Pentax Q7

 M Typ 240 Q7 
Focus manually Very precise focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display measurement
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch display Absent Touch display

Leica M Typ 240 vs Pentax Q7 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is planning to carry around your camera regularly, you will want to think about its weight and proportions. The Leica M Typ 240 has got outside measurements of 139mm x 80mm x 42mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.7") with a weight of 680 grams (1.50 lbs) while the Pentax Q7 has measurements of 102mm x 58mm x 34mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.3") with a weight of 200 grams (0.44 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you choose at that time. The following is a front view scale comparison of the M Typ 240 against the Q7.

Leica M Typ 240 vs Pentax Q7 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the M Typ 240 and Q7 is 74 and 92 respectively.

Leica M Typ 240 vs Pentax Q7 top view buttons comparison

Leica M Typ 240 vs Pentax Q7 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it's tough to picture the difference in sensor sizes merely by checking out technical specs. The image underneath will help give you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the M Typ 240 and Q7.

As you have seen, both of these cameras come with different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The M Typ 240 having a larger sensor is going to make achieving shallower DOF easier and the Leica M Typ 240 will provide greater detail having an extra 12 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also help you crop pics a good deal more aggressively. The more aged M Typ 240 will be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

Leica M Typ 240 vs Pentax Q7 sensor size comparison

Leica M Typ 240 vs Pentax Q7 Screen and ViewFinder

Leica M Typ 240 vs Pentax Q7 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Leica M Typ 240 Portrait photography info
Pentax Q7 Portrait photography info
82
you can focus manually
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
supports RAW formats
49
manual focus
above average flash sync (1/2,000 seconds)
features face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Leica M Typ 240 Street photography highlights
Pentax Q7 Street photography highlights
68
sensor size is big (Full frame)
supports RAW formats
weather sealing
fixed screen
no image stabilization
69
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
exports RAW formats
lighter than competition (200 grams)
no moving screen
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
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Sports Comparison

Leica M Typ 240 Sports photography features
Pentax Q7 Sports photography features
56
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
weather sealing
slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
lack of phase detect autofocus
33
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
features tracking autofocus
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
not so great battery power (250 CIPA)
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Leica M Typ 240 Travel photography info
Pentax Q7 Travel photography info
63
weather sealing
good megapixels (24MP)
missing Time Lapse function
display is not selfie friendly
60
lighter than competition (200g)
has built in flash
not so great battery power (250 per charge)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Leica M Typ 240 as a Landscape photography camera
Pentax Q7 as a Landscape photography camera
74
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Leica M mount)
good sized screen (3 inch)
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
supports RAW formats
weather sealing
no image stabilization
missing Time Lapse function
55
manual focus
change lenses (Pentax Q mount)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
exports RAW formats
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
not so great battery power (250 shots)
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Vlogging Comparison

Leica M Typ 240 Vlogging features
Pentax Q7 Vlogging features
26
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
display is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
missing mic socket
35
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
features face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competition (200 grams)
screen is not selfie friendly
doesn't have external mic port
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Leica M Typ 240 vs Pentax Q7 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica M Typ 240 and Pentax Q7
 Leica M Typ 240Pentax Q7
General Information
Brand Leica Pentax
Model type Leica M Typ 240 Pentax Q7
Class Pro Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Revealed 2012-09-17 2013-08-08
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Full frame 1/1.7"
Sensor dimensions 36 x 24mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor surface area 864.0mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 5952 x 3976 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 6400 12800
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type Leica M Pentax Q
Number of lenses 59 8
Focal length multiplier 1 4.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 920k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen technology TFT color LCD TFT color LCD monitor, wide angle viewing, AR coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (rangefinder) Optical (optional)
Viewfinder coverage 1 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.68x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed 3.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 4.90 m (ISO100/m)
Flash settings Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/180s 1/2000s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (25,24 fps), 1280 x 720 (25, 24 fps) FullHD(1920x1080, 30fps/25fps/24fps), HD(1280x720,16:9,30fps/25fps/24fps), VGA(640x480,4:3,30fps/25fps/24fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 680g (1.50 pounds) 200g (0.44 pounds)
Physical dimensions 139 x 80 x 42mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.7") 102 x 58 x 34mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 84 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 24.0 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 13.3 not tested
DXO Low light rating 1860 not tested
Other
Battery life 500 photographs 250 photographs
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID - D-LI68
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (12 sec, 2 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD, SDHC, SDXC and Eye-Fi Card
Storage slots One One
Price at launch $5,479 $480