M-E (Typ 240)
Digital Rangefinder Camera
For those who enjoy shooting with a rangefinder, the Leica M-E (Typ 240) provides the rewarding combination of improved rangefinder shooting experience with impressive optics performance.
Sporting an intuitive and minimalist physical design, this digital camera combines a classic rangefinder design with a 0.68x optical viewfinder with split and superimposed manual focusing, and automatic parallax correction. This digital rangefinder also features the pairing of a full-frame 24MP CMOS sensor and the Maestro image processor. The sensor enables rich still imagery and full HD 1080p video with low noise levels and smooth colour and tonal gradations, and works in conjunction with the processor to avail a sensitivity range of ISO 200 to 6400. The image processor further contributes to faster overall performance and partners with a 2GB image buffer to allow for 3fps continuous shooting. A built-in level gauge is incorporated to aid in achieving level horizons.
Distinctively dressed in anthracite gray paint finish and black cowhide leather wrap, the M-E (Typ 240)'s rugged magnesium alloy and brass body is rubber-sealed throughout to render it dust- and weather-resistant when working in inclement conditions. Even its rear 3.0" 920k-dot LCD, which provides for bright and clear image playback and live view shooting, features Gorilla Glass covering to maintain overall durability.
The M-E (Typ 240) is designed for compatibility with all M-mount lenses, though the use of an separately available R to M adapter allows the use of Leica R-mount lenses.