M-P (Typ 240) Silver
Full-frame Digital Rangefinder Camera
Embodying the best of Leica M cameras, the Leica M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera combines an unobtrusive appearance with a full-frame image sensor, appealing to professional photographers and avid Leica M users. Featuring a MAX 24MP CMOS sensor and Maestro image processor, the M-P is capable of rich image quality with low noise levels and smooth colour and tonal gradations. The sensor and processor also enable an ISO range from 200-6400, which can further be expanded to ISO 100, full HD 1080p movie recording in both 24 and 25 fps frame rates and 3 fps shooting for up to 24 consecutive frames.
Unique among digital cameras, the M-P maintains Leica's preference for a rangefinder design and incorporates a 0.68x optical viewfinder with split and superimposed manual focusing, automatic parallax correction, and manual image field selection. The camera also features a 3.0" 920k-dot LCD with sapphire glass covering to maintain the overall durability of the magnesium alloy and brass body. All front-facing Leica logos have been removed from the design in favour of a low-profile Leica script on the top plate, giving the camera a classic, minimalist appearance.
The M-P retains the ability to utilise the vast network of M-mount lenses and is also compatible with Leica R-mount lenses via an optional adapter. When working in live view focus peaking and 10x live view zoom make it possible to ensure critical focus which is particularly beneficial in combination with the M-P's entirely manual focusing operation. An ergonomic body design places all of the necessary camera controls within reach during shooting, including top shutter speed and drive mode dials, as well as rear menu navigation buttons and selection dial located atop the thumb rest. The rugged metal body also uses rubber seals throughout its design to render the M-P dust- and weather-resistant.