- 60MP - Full frame Sensor
- 3.00" Fully Articulated Screen
- ISO 64 - 50000
- No Video
- Leica M Mount
- 640g - 139 x 80 x 39mm
- Launched January 2022
- Superseded the Leica M10
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Leica M11 summary
Leica M11 is Leica's Pro Mirrorless digital camera initially announced on January of 2022. The camera includes a 60MP, BSI-CMOS Full frame sized sensor and has a full resolution of 9528 x 6328.
Leica launched this model as a way to replace the earlier Leica M10 (Read Full Comparison)
The M11 is positioned #51 out of 69 in Pro Mirrorless cameras & over all #127 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. Please look at our Smart camera search to see camera listings based on your customized criteria.
Here is a chart of specific factors used in the rating system.
Leica M11 history
The Leica M11 has a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can identify all past and current models as well as important specifications.
M11 vs M11 Monochrome60MPFull frame4.5 fps2023
M11 vs M1024MPFull frame5.0 fps2017
M11 vs M Typ 26224MPFull frame3.0 fps2015
M11 vs M Edition 6024MPFull frame3.0 fps2014
M11 vs M-E Typ 22018MPFull frame2.0 fps2012
M11 vs M Typ 24024MPFull frame3.0 fps2012
M11 vs M-Monochrom18MPFull frame2.0 fps2012
M11 vs M9-P18MPFull frame2.0 fps2011
Leica M11 Gallery
You can see the M11 from different angles in the gallery here.
Leica M11 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of positives and negatives of the Leica M11 based on things which are usually regarded as useful in a digital camera.
Leica M11 Sensor details
The sensor dimension on the Leica M11 is 36mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 864 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 9528 x 6328 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 60MP and features a standard ISO range of 64 to 50000. RAW files are supported so you have wider room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath displays the M11's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The M11 sensor has a crop factor of 1 and is showcased in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Leica M11 dimensions
Leica M11 has a weight of 1.41 pounds (640g or 22.58 ounces) & has external dimensions of 139mm x 80mm x 39mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5"). The weight of average Pro Mirrorless camera is 719g and the Leica M11 is less heavy compared with its competitors.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Here is a shot of the Leica M11 alongside a soda so you're able to get a feel for its scale.
The top view just below will highlight the button design on the M11.
Leica M11 Lens specs
The M11 uses the Leica M mount and has 62 lenses that you can buy. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our database which will work with the M11.
Leica M11 Connectivity
The M11 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that consist of NFC and Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to transfer files and in some cases alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.
Certain applications even allow a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external display. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.
Leica M11 Video specs
Leica M11 doesn't capture video. If you are shopping for a digital camera to take only images, this might not be an issue.
Leica M11 Weather Sealing
Leica M11 has got environment proofing which makes it a excellent candidate for use in tricky places. This can be especially useful whenever you are not sure about the conditions you might encounter in outdoor photography.
Leica M11 Screen and Viewfinder
The Leica M11 includes a 3.00" fully articulated display boasting a resolution of 2,333k dots.
Additionally the display is touch friendly so you are able to adjust focus points as well as change settings with your fingers.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder specifications for Leica M11 are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (rangefinder)
- Coverage 100 percent
- Magnification 0.73x
Viewfinders can be really helpful in sunny outdoor conditions which can make the camera screen washed out and difficult to see.
Leica M11 Shutter specs
Leica M11 continuous shooting rate is 4.5 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s. The camera also has silent electronic shutter of 1/16000s. Beware that the electronic shutter might cause "rolling shutter" in certain lighting conditions.
Leica M11 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Leica M11 has external flash support but does not include built-in flash.
Leica M11 Autofocusing specs
Leica M11 has no Auto focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster and accurate compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Leica M11 has manual focus if needed in low light scenarios or you require more accurate focus control.
Leica M11 Battery life
The battery life (BC-SCL7) on the Leica M11 is fashioned to last for 700 shots with respect to the CIPA specifications making it higher than the usual when compared to its class. The average Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 462. Olympus E-M1X features the best (870) battery life in this kind of cameras.
Here is a number of Pro Mirrorless cameras that have the best battery life:
M11 vs E-M1X870 yesnoyes
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Leica M11 for varying forms of photography
The following diagram displays a outline of the Leica M11 for varying forms of photography. To read more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Leica M11 Portrait photography features
The Leica M11 receives a rating of 91 which is wonderful, meaning that it is a tremendous fit for portrait photos. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW photos & option to utilize external flash.
Leica M11 Street photography advice
Getting a impressive rating of 80, the Leica M11 is a great pick for street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Leica M11 Sports photography features
A nice sports photography points tally of 70 means the Leica M11 is a respectable choice for photographing sports. A camera should have good autofocus plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Leica M11 Travel photography details
Size is very critical when buying a travel camera. On the whole, the Leica M11 gets a very good 71 as a travelling camera which is a very decent fit for your travels.
Leica M11 Landscape photography advice
If you find yourself planning to buy a camera for landscape photographs, the most important aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Leica M11 and it's exceptional rating of 82 for a landscape camera is a wonderful fit among its competition.
Vlogging with Leica M11
A camera for vlogging ought to come with a articulating display, mic port and ideally IBIS. Considering all things, the Leica M11 is simply not acceptable for vlogging as it comes to a subpar score of 9.
Leica M11 Alternatives
If you are shopping for alternatives to the M11, here is a selection of the top scored cameras which fall under the family of Pro Mirrorless.
The line chart listed below will give you a bird's eye view of the M11 vs it's highest rated competitors mentioned previously.
Here are a few more cameras you might take a look at as alternate options. To see a detailed comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.