Leica M Typ 262 overview
Leica M Typ 262 is Leica's Pro Mirrorless digital camera originally launched on November of 2015. The camera includes a 24MP, CMOS Full frame sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 5952 x 3976. It is known as "Typ 262" in certain countries.
The M Typ 262 is rated #46 out of 51 in Pro Mirrorless cameras & all-around #295 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. Remember to check out our Advanced camera search to find camera ratings based on your customized factors.
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Leica M Typ 262 history
The Leica M Typ 262 is part of a family of products. You can read the complete range below.
Leica M Typ 262 Gallery
You can check the M Typ 262 from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Leica M Typ 262 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of good and bad points of the Leica M Typ 262 based on criterias that are oftentimes viewed as important in a digital camera.
Leica M Typ 262 Sensor details
The Leica M Typ 262 features the Maestro processor chip. The measurement of the sensor on the Leica M Typ 262 is 35.8mm x 23.9mm (Full frame). The 856 mm² sensor can resolve 5952 x 3976 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CMOS sensor has 24MP and features a standard ISO range of 200 to 6400. This ISO can be increased electronically to a minimum of 100. RAW files are saved therefore the user has wider margin for error.
The picture below displays the M Typ 262's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The M Typ 262 sensor has a crop factor of 1 and is highlighted in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Leica M Typ 262 dimensions
Leica M Typ 262 weighs 1.32 lb (600g or 21.16 ounces) & has outer proportions of 139mm x 80mm x 42mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.7"). The weight of normal Pro Mirrorless camera is 699g and the Leica M Typ 262 is lighter when compared to other competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Listed below is a visual of the Leica M Typ 262 next to a softdrink to help you to get a sense of its scale.
The top view directly below will highlight the button arrangement on the M Typ 262.
Leica M Typ 262 Lens specs
The M Typ 262 fits the Leica M mount and has 58 lenses that you can purchase. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the M Typ 262.
Leica M Typ 262 Connectivity
The M Typ 262 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily send files and in some cases alter camera settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Several applications even allow a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external monitor. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB port.
Leica M Typ 262 Video specs
Leica M Typ 262 does not take video. If you are wanting a digital camera to take only photos, this might not be a problem.
Leica M Typ 262 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing in the Leica M Typ 262 so you need to be cautious in rainy and dusty conditions.
Leica M Typ 262 Screen and Viewfinder
The Leica M Typ 262 includes a 3" fixed display supporting a resolution of 921k dots.
Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The ViewFinder specs for Leica M Typ 262 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Optical (rangefinder)
- Magnification 0.68x
Viewfinders can be really helpful for bright outdoor conditions which can make the camera screen washed out and hard to see.
Leica M Typ 262 Shutter specs
Leica M Typ 262 can shoot continuously at 3.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Leica M Typ 262 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Leica M Typ 262 features external flash ability but does not include inbuilt flash.
Leica M Typ 262 Autofocus specs
Leica M Typ 262 has not got Auto focusing. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker and accurate when compared to Contrast Based focusing.
Leica M Typ 262 has the ability to use manual focusing when needed for low light conditions or you need more precise focusing control.
Leica M Typ 262 Battery life
The general Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 441. Olympus E-M1X offers the highest possible (870) battery life for this range of cameras.
Underneath is a listing of Pro Mirrorless cameras having the strongest battery life:
Leica M Typ 262 for different forms of photography
The following chart provides a summation of the Leica M Typ 262 for different forms of photography. To learn more, browse to the specific section below.
Leica M Typ 262 as a Portrait photography camera
The Leica M Typ 262 gets a rating of 77 which is wonderful, and means the camera is a superb pick for portrait photography. Taking portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW files along with the ability to use external flash.
Leica M Typ 262 Street photography advice
Having a above average rating of 66, the Leica M Typ 262 is a fine fit to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Leica M Typ 262 Sports photography info
A decent sports photography rating of 51 suggests the Leica M Typ 262 is relatively adequate for photographing sports. A camera needs excellent tracking and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Leica M Typ 262 Travel photography info
Size is really crucial when picking a travel camera. Overall, the Leica M Typ 262 gets a moderate 59 as a travel camera which is somewhat appropriate for your journeys.
Leica M Typ 262 Landscape photography factors
For anyone looking to choose a digital camera for landscape pictures, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The Leica M Typ 262 at it's very good score of 71 for a landscape camera is a good pick in the current marketplace.
Leica M Typ 262 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging should have a articulating screen, mic port and if possible IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Leica M Typ 262 is simply not appropriate for vlogging as it receives a subpar score of 22.
Leica M Typ 262 Alternatives
If you are shopping for alternatives to the M Typ 262, here is a range of the highest scored cameras which fall into the family of Pro Mirrorless.
The line graph here provides you a summary of the M Typ 262 versus it's highest ranking competitors listed above.
There are a bunch of cameras you might view as alternatives. To browse through a detailed comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.