Leica M-E Typ 220
- 18MP - Full frame Sensor
- 2.5" Fixed Display
- ISO 80 - 2500
- No Video
- Leica M Mount
- 585g - 139 x 80 x 37mm
- Announced September 2012
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Leica M-E Typ 220 overview
Leica M-E Typ 220 is Leica's Pro Mirrorless camera first revealed on September of 2012. It uses a 18 MegaPixel, CCD Full frame size sensor with a peak resolution of 5212 x 3472.
The M-E Typ 220 places at #66 out of 69 in Pro Mirrorless cameras and all-around #429 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. You can test our Advanced camera filter to find camera ratings based on your customized factors.
Below is a diagram of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Leica M-E Typ 220 family
The Leica M-E Typ 220 comes with a history of related cameras. Below, you can view all previous and brand new models along with key specs.
M-E Typ 220 vs M11 Monochrome60MPFull frame4.5 fps2023
M-E Typ 220 vs M1160MPFull frame4.5 fps2022
M-E Typ 220 vs M1024MPFull frame5.0 fps2017
M-E Typ 220 vs M Typ 26224MPFull frame3.0 fps2015
M-E Typ 220 vs M Edition 6024MPFull frame3.0 fps2014
M-E Typ 220 vs M Typ 24024MPFull frame3.0 fps2012
M-E Typ 220 vs M-Monochrom18MPFull frame2.0 fps2012
M-E Typ 220 vs M9-P18MPFull frame2.0 fps2011
M-E Typ 220 vs M918MPFull frame2.0 fps2009
Leica M-E Typ 220 Gallery
You can view the M-E Typ 220 from various angles in the gallery below.
Leica M-E Typ 220 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of advantages and drawbacks of the Leica M-E Typ 220 based on factors that are normally seen as crucial in a camera.
Leica M-E Typ 220 Sensor specs
The measurement of the sensor on the Leica M-E Typ 220 is 36mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 864 mm² sensor is able to resolve 5212 x 3472 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CCD sensor boasts 18MP and supports a native ISO range of 80 to 2500. RAW files are supported therefore the user has more room to maneuver in post.
The image below displays the M-E Typ 220's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The M-E Typ 220 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1 and is highlighted in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Leica M-E Typ 220 dimensions
Leica M-E Typ 220 is 1.29 lb (585 gr / 20.64 oz) and features outer measurements of 139mm x 80mm x 37mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5"). The weight of general Pro Mirrorless camera is 719 gr and the Leica M-E Typ 220 is lighter compared to other competitors.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
Below is a photo of the Leica M-E Typ 220 beside a soda so you can have a sense of its size.
The top view below will provide the button design on the M-E Typ 220.
Leica M-E Typ 220 Lens details
The M-E Typ 220 fits the Leica M mount and has 62 lenses available to buy. Here is some of the lenses we have in our collection that will work with the M-E Typ 220.
Leica M-E Typ 220 Connectivity
The M-E Typ 220 has the following connectivity:
Cameras that include NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily copy pictures and oftentimes adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.
A few apps also allow a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external monitor. A lot of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.
Leica M-E Typ 220 Video details
Leica M-E Typ 220 does not capture video. If you are searching for a camera to shoot just photos, it is not a concern.
Leica M-E Typ 220 Weather Sealing
Leica M-E Typ 220 doesn't have weather sealing so wet conditions may ruin the camera.
Leica M-E Typ 220 Display and Viewfinder
The Leica M-E Typ 220 houses a 2.5 inch fixed display with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the display screen offers no touch support.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The View Finder specs regarding Leica M-E Typ 220 are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (rangefinder)
- Magnification 0.68x
In those bright outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders will be rather helpful.
Leica M-E Typ 220 Shutter details
Leica M-E Typ 220 is able to shoot continuously at 2.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Leica M-E Typ 220 Flash and Hot shoe details
Leica M-E Typ 220 boasts external flash ability but is without built in flash. The maximum flash sync speed is 1/180s.
Leica M-E Typ 220 Autofocusing details
Leica M-E Typ 220 has no Auto focusing. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker & exact compared to Contrast Based focusing.
Leica M-E Typ 220 has manual focusing if required during low light scenarios or you need to have more precise control on focusing.
Leica M-E Typ 220 Battery life
The typical Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 462. Olympus E-M1X has got the highest (870) battery life within this type of cameras.
Below is a collection of Pro Mirrorless cameras that come with the best battery life:
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Leica M-E Typ 220 for various types of photography
The following diagram provides a overview of the Leica M-E Typ 220 for various types of photography. To find out more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Leica M-E Typ 220
The Leica M-E Typ 220 has a rating of 71 which is above average, meaning that it is a very decent choice to use for portrait photography. Photographing portraits favors heavily to sensor dimension, RAW support & option to work with external flash.
Leica M-E Typ 220 Street photography advice
Coming in at a above average score of 65, the Leica M-E Typ 220 is a fine option to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Leica M-E Typ 220 as a Sports photography camera
A moderate sports photography rating of 47 means the Leica M-E Typ 220 is somewhat suited for shooting sports. A camera needs good tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Leica M-E Typ 220 as a Travel photography camera
Size is really important when picking a camera for travel. All things considered, the Leica M-E Typ 220 gets a decent 58 as a travelling camera which is fairly acceptable to take on your journeys.
Leica M-E Typ 220 Landscape photography information
For anybody who is looking to pick a camera for landscape photos, the biggest aspect is going to be image quality. The Leica M-E Typ 220 and it's nice grade of 62 as a landscape camera is a fine fit in the current market.
Leica M-E Typ 220 Vlogging information
A vlogging camera should really posses a moving display, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Considering all the details, the Leica M-E Typ 220 is not really acceptable for vlogging as it delivers a really bad rating of 9.
Leica M-E Typ 220 Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the M-E Typ 220, below is a list of the highest scored cameras which fall within the category of Pro Mirrorless.
The line chart below offers you a bird's eye view of the M-E Typ 220 versus it's top ranked competitors suggested above.
Following are several cameras you might have a look at as alternative options. To read a thorough comparison, simply click the "compare" link.