Leica M Typ 240 summary
Leica M Typ 240 is Leica's Pro Mirrorless digital camera originally released on September of 2012. The camera includes a 24MP, CMOS Full frame size sensor with a full resolution of 5952 x 3976.
The M Typ 240 ranks at #54 out of 60 in Pro Mirrorless cameras and over-all #284 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our list. Please check out our Smart camera search to find camera listings based on your custom criteria.
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Leica M Typ 240 history
The Leica M Typ 240 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Here, you can view all older and latest models along with main specs.
Leica M Typ 240 Gallery
You can view the M Typ 240 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Leica M Typ 240 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of pros and cons of the Leica M Typ 240 based on aspects that are oftentimes regarded as useful in a digital camera.
Leica M Typ 240 Sensor information
The sensor measurement in the Leica M Typ 240 is 36mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 864 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 5952 x 3976 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CMOS sensor boasts 24MP and features a standard ISO range of 100 - 6400. RAW format is saved therefore you have more margin for error.
The graphic below illustrates the M Typ 240's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The M Typ 240 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1 and is showcased in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Leica M Typ 240 dimensions
Leica M Typ 240 has a weight of 1.50 lb (680g or 23.99 ounces) and features external dimensions of 139mm x 80mm x 42mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.7"). The weight of average Pro Mirrorless camera is 722g so the Leica M Typ 240 is similar as compared to other competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Below is a pic of the Leica M Typ 240 beside a softdrink so you're able to have a feel for its size.
The top view directly below will illustrate the button design on the M Typ 240.
Leica M Typ 240 Lens information
The M Typ 240 uses the Leica M mount and has 62 lenses available to buy. Here is some of the lenses we have in our database that will fit the M Typ 240.
Leica M Typ 240 Connectivity
The M Typ 240 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras which include NFC or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily transfer files and usually change camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.
Several apps also enable a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external screen. A good number of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack through the USB port.
Leica M Typ 240 Video information
The highest possible video quality in the Leica M Typ 240 is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in Motion JPEG file format. 1080p quality delivers a great balance for video quality vs file size but 1080p won't leave you with much room to crop. The body does not offer a mic or headphone port which means that you get zero control over your sound. It is probably best to order another camera if you want good sound in your videos.
Leica M Typ 240 Weather Sealing
Leica M Typ 240 provides environment proofing which makes it a great choice to use for challenging environments. This is especially valuable when you are not sure about the conditions you may face for outdoor photography.
Leica M Typ 240 Screen and Viewfinder
The Leica M Typ 240 includes a 3" fixed display with a resolution of 920k dots.
Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder specs regarding Leica M Typ 240 are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (rangefinder)
- Magnification 0.68x
In those bright outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and challenging to view, viewfinders are rather valuable.
Leica M Typ 240 Shutter information
Leica M Typ 240 has the capability to shoot continuously at 3.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Leica M Typ 240 Flash and Hot shoe information
Leica M Typ 240 boasts external flash support but does not have in-built flash. The max flash sync speed is 1/180s.
Leica M Typ 240 Autofocus information
Leica M Typ 240 has no Auto focusing. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier and exact than Contrast Based autofocusing.
Leica M Typ 240 boasts manual focusing if needed for low light or you want to have more precise control on focusing.
Leica M Typ 240 Battery life
The battery life on the Leica M Typ 240 is fashioned to last for 500 photographs according to the CIPA requirements which is on par with its competitors. The average Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 457. Olympus E-M1X has got the best (870) battery life for this kind of cameras.
Underneath is a collection of Pro Mirrorless cameras with the best battery life:
Leica M Typ 240 for different types of photography
The following illustration indicates a summary of the Leica M Typ 240 for different types of photography. To see more, check out the specific section below.
Leica M Typ 240 Portrait photography information
The Leica M Typ 240 receives a points tally of 82 which is exceptional, and means the camera is a terrific pick for portrait images. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support & potential to use external flash.
Leica M Typ 240 Street photography highlights
With a above average score of 68, the Leica M Typ 240 is a very decent pick for street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Leica M Typ 240 Sports photography details
A average sports photography rating of 56 indicates the Leica M Typ 240 is somewhat appropriate for shooting sports. A camera really should have fantastic tracking and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Leica M Typ 240 as a Travel photography camera
Weight is pretty crucial in selecting a travel camera. Overall, the Leica M Typ 240 gets a nice 63 for a travelling camera which makes it a very decent option to buy for your travels.
Leica M Typ 240 Landscape photography info
If you find yourself looking to pick a camera for landscape photographs, the biggest aspect is going to be image quality. The Leica M Typ 240 and it's very good grade of 74 for a landscape camera is a very decent option within the current market.
Vlogging with Leica M Typ 240
A camera for vlogging should really come with a articulating display, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Leica M Typ 240 is not really good for vlogging as it comes to a low score of 26.
Leica M Typ 240 Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the M Typ 240, here is a collection of the highest ranked cameras that fall under the category of Pro Mirrorless.
The line chart here will give you a summary of the M Typ 240 versus it's highest ranking competitors listed above.
Here are a handful of other cameras you may look into as alternate options. To check out a full comparison, click the "compare" link.