Leica M8

Announced Sep 14, 2006 •
10 megapixels | 2.5 screen | APS-H sensor
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Announced Sep 14, 2006
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Leica's first digital variant of its 'M' series rangefinder design that dates back to 1954. The M8 is unashamedly traditional in many aspects of its design (it is, after all, a manual focus rangefinder) but incorporates relatively advanced technologies, such as off-set sensor microlenses to gain optimal performance from the system's close-mounted lenses. Its 10MP CCD sensor is an unusual 27x18mm, creating a 1.33x crop compared to its 35mm film cousins. The lack of effective IR/UV filters on the sensor requires the use of screw-on filters on the lenses, taking the gloss off what aims to be a no-compromise 'classic' camera.

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Review, Jul 31, 2007
Article, Sep 14, 2006
Quick specs
Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution 3936 x 2630
Effective pixels 10 megapixels
Sensor size APS-H (27 x 18 mm)
Sensor type CCD
ISO 160, 320, 640, 1250, 2500
Lens mount Leica M
Focal length mult. 1.3×
Articulated LCD No
Screen size 2.5
Screen dots 230,000
Min shutter speed 8 sec
Max shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Storage types SD/SDHC card
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 591 g (1.30 lb / 20.85 oz)
Dimensions 139 x 80 x 37 mm (5.47 x 3.15 x 1.46)
GPS None

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