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 #49 out of 53 in Pro Mirrorless cameras and all-around #392 out of 1428 for cameras in our collection. You can test our Advanced camera filter to find camera ratings based on your customized factors.
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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.
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.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
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 706 gr and the Leica M-E Typ 220 is lighter compared to other competitors.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
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 58 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.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
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 441. 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:
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 72 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.