Leica M Edition 60
- 24MP - Full frame Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 6400
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Leica M Mount
- 680g - 139 x 80 x 42mm
- Released September 2014
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Leica M Edition 60 overview
Leica M Edition 60 is Leica's Pro Mirrorless digital camera first announced on September of 2014. The camera has a 24MP, CMOS Full frame sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 5952 x 3976.
The M Edition 60 is ranked #62 out of 69 in Pro Mirrorless cameras & all-around #284 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. Remember to try out our Advanced camera finder to see camera ratings based on your personal factors.
Below is a chart of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Leica M Edition 60 history
The Leica M Edition 60 has a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can check out all previous and more recent models alongside important features.
M Edition 60 vs M11 Monochrome60MPFull frame4.5 fps2023
M Edition 60 vs M1160MPFull frame4.5 fps2022
M Edition 60 vs M1024MPFull frame5.0 fps2017
M Edition 60 vs M Typ 26224MPFull frame3.0 fps2015
M Edition 60 vs M-E Typ 22018MPFull frame2.0 fps2012
M Edition 60 vs M Typ 24024MPFull frame3.0 fps2012
M Edition 60 vs M-Monochrom18MPFull frame2.0 fps2012
M Edition 60 vs M9-P18MPFull frame2.0 fps2011
M Edition 60 vs M918MPFull frame2.0 fps2009
Leica M Edition 60 Gallery
You can see the M Edition 60 from various angles in the gallery here.
Leica M Edition 60 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of benefits and drawbacks of the Leica M Edition 60 based on factors that are typically viewed as crucial in a digital camera.
Leica M Edition 60 Sensor details
The dimension of the sensor on the Leica M Edition 60 is 36mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 864 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 5952 x 3976 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CMOS sensor has 24MP and has a standard ISO range of 100 to 6400. RAW files are saved so the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The image below shows the M Edition 60's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The M Edition 60 sensor has a crop factor of 1 and is outlined in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Leica M Edition 60 dimensions
Leica M Edition 60 has a weight of 1.50 lbs (680g / 23.99 ounces) & the sizing of the camera is 139mm x 80mm x 42mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.7"). The weight of normal Pro Mirrorless camera is 719g and the Leica M Edition 60 is on par as compared with other competitors.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Below is a photo of the Leica M Edition 60 with a soft drink so you're able to get a sense of its scale.
The top view here will show the button layout on the M Edition 60.
Leica M Edition 60 Lens specs
The M Edition 60 works with the Leica M mount and has 62 lenses available to buy. Below is some of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the M Edition 60.
Leica M Edition 60 Connectivity
The M Edition 60 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras that have NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to copy files and oftentimes adjust settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
Several applications even give a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external display. Almost all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery using the USB port.
Leica M Edition 60 Video specs
The maximum video quality on the Leica M Edition 60 is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in Motion JPEG file format. 1080p quality offers a decent balance for video quality vs file sizes but FULL HD is not going to leave you with any room to crop. The camera doesn't feature a microphone and / or headphone jack so you have no control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to order another camera in case you need better sound for your videos.
Leica M Edition 60 Weather Sealing
Leica M Edition 60 comes with environment sealing which makes it a very good selection for use for tough conditions. This can be especially valuable any time you are uncertain about the conditions you may face for outdoor photography.
Leica M Edition 60 Screen and Viewfinder
The Leica M Edition 60 has a 3 inch fixed display boasting a resolution of 920 thousand dots.
Sadly the display isn't a touch screen.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The ViewFinder details for Leica M Edition 60 are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (rangefinder)
- Magnification 0.68x
For bright outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and hard to see, viewfinders will be pretty helpful.
Leica M Edition 60 Shutter specs
Leica M Edition 60 has the capability to shoot continuously at 3.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Leica M Edition 60 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Leica M Edition 60 has external flash ability but comes without built-in flash.
Leica M Edition 60 Autofocus specs
Leica M Edition 60 doesn't have Auto focusing. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker & precise when compared with Contrast Based focusing.
Leica M Edition 60 includes manual focusing when needed for low light scenarios or you want more exact control on focusing.
Leica M Edition 60 Battery life
The general Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 462. Olympus E-M1X offers the highest possible (870) battery life for this range of cameras.
Here is a number of Pro Mirrorless cameras which have the strongest battery life:
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Leica M Edition 60 for specific styles of photography
The following chart shows a summation of the Leica M Edition 60 for specific styles of photography. To check out more, have a look at the specific section below.
Leica M Edition 60 Portrait photography info
The Leica M Edition 60 has a points total of 83 which is great, and means the camera is a terrific fit for portrait photography. Taking portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW photos in addition to the flexibility to use external flash.
Leica M Edition 60 Street photography information
Getting a nice score of 68, the Leica M Edition 60 is a fine option to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Sports photography with Leica M Edition 60
A modest sports photography score of 57 suggests the Leica M Edition 60 is fairly acceptable for taking photos of sports. A camera needs great autofocus plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Leica M Edition 60 Travel photography highlights
Weight is very important when buying a camera for travel. In general, the Leica M Edition 60 gets a nice 64 as a travel camera which is a respectable pick for your trips.
Leica M Edition 60 Landscape photography features
If you're planning to purchase a camera for landscape photographs, the most vital aspect will be image quality. The Leica M Edition 60 and it's above average grade of 75 as a landscape camera is a very decent option among it's competitors.
Leica M Edition 60 Vlogging features
A vlogging camera should come with a moving display screen, microphone port and preferably IBIS. Considering all the details, the Leica M Edition 60 is simply not acceptable as a vlog camera as it comes to a horrible rating of 27.
Leica M Edition 60 Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the M Edition 60, here is a collection of the highest scored cameras which fall under the family of Pro Mirrorless.
The line chart below offers you a bird's eye view of the M Edition 60 compared to it's top ranking rivals mentioned earlier.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might check out as alternate options. To check out a full comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.