Leica Camera is proud to present the Leica M-P, an elegant, discrete and faster model to the M-System. Embodying the best of Leica M cameras, the Leica M-P has an unobtrusive appearance, appealing to professional photographers and avid Leica M users.
KEY BENEFITS & FEATURES
The large buffer size of 2GB makes it possible to shoot up to 24 images in full continuous speed of 3 frames per second. With such a buffer size, the new Leica M-P is ready to shoot at almost anytime, thus, the ‘decisive moment’ is never missed.
With the reduced, classic look, without the Leica logo, the Leica M-P has an unobtrusive appearance making it a professional tool with a unique identity. The sapphire glass is extremely scratch resistant and unbreakable, an appealing feature to professional photographers. Leica Camera is the only manufacturer that offers sapphire glass as a camera display protection. The Leica M-P has the classic image field selector which is another appealing feature to professional photographers and avid Leica M users.
The Leica M-P in silver chrome finish will be available from late August while the black paint finish version will be available from mid-September. There are new protectors and ever ready cases designed for the Leica M-P which will be available from mid-September. The new case designs will accommodate the frame selector on the M-P.
Current protectors and ever ready cases cannot be used with the Leica M-P. Other technical accessories such as the multi-functional handgrip M, electronic viewfinder EVF 2, R-Adapter M for the M (Typ 240) can be used with the Leica M-P.
|Camera type:||Compact digital view- and rangefinder system still and video camera|
|Lens mount:||Leica M bayonet with additional sensor for 6-bit coding|
|Lens system:||Leica M lenses, Leica R lenses with optional Leica R-Adapter M|
|Top Cover:||Milled brass top cover with integrated thumb rest|
|Material:||All-metal case made of die-cast magnesium; synthetic leather covering. Cap and base plate made of brass
|Image Sensor:||LEICA MAX 24 MP CMOS Sensor|
|Number of effective Pixels:||24 Million Pixels|
|Sensitivity range:||ISO 200 – ISO 6400, Pull 100 available, Auto ISO|
|Imaging Platform:||Integrated imaging circuit with Leica Maestro® Image processor|
|Electronic Viewfinder:||Optional available, can be used for Live View and Play functionality|
|LCD Monitor:||3” TFT Display with 920.000 Pixels, scratch resistant display-cover made of sapphire glass|
|Shutter:||Dual type focal plane shutter for classic image exposure and Live view|
|Shutter Speed:||1/4000s – 60s (in Bulb), 1/180s flash synchronization|
|Burst rate:||3fps thanks to 2GB buffer size|
|Self timer:||2s / 12s|
|SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards|
|Image File Format:||DNG™ (RAW data uncompressed or lossless compressed), JPEG|
|File Size:||DNG approx. 20 Mbyte – approx. 30 Mbyte (compressed)/ 48.2 MByte (uncompressed), JPEG: Resolution and image content dependent|
|Available JPG Resolutions:||5952px*3976px (24 MP), 4256px*2832px (12 MP)/ 2976px*1984px (6MP) / 1600px*1080px (1,7MP)|
|Color Spaces:||sRGB / Adobe®RGB|
|White Balance:||Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shadow / Tungsten / Fluorescent warm /Fluorescent cool / Flash / Manual (Greycard) / Kelvin 2000-13100|
Film Modes, Saturation, Contrast, Sharpening
|Movie Recording:||Single frame video compression (Motion JPG), Quicktime format (mov)|
|Movie resolution:||1080p, 720p, 640*480 (VGA)|
|Movie sampling rate:||25 fps, 24 fps, 30 fps (VGA only)|
|Microphone:||Mono, stereo microphone adapter optional available|
|Audio recording:||Auto level adjustment, manual level adjustment (available while recording), concert preset|
|Exposure Metering:||In classic viewfinder mode: Through the Lens (TTL) metering, center weighted with variable aperture. In Live View and advanced viewfinder mode: Through the Lens (TTL) metering, center weighted, spot or multifield measuring. Center-weighted TTL metering for flash exposure with system conformant SCA-3000/2 standard flash units.|
|Exposure setting:||Manual shutter speed setting with direct dial, A-Mode with direct dial|
|Exposure Modes:||Automatic shutter speed (A-Mode), Manual Exposure (M-Mode)|
|Compensation:||-3 EV to +3 EV, 1/3 f-stops|
|Exposure Bracketing:||3/5 frames, 0.5 / 1 / 2 / 3 f-stops|
|Flash exposure metering:||Control with center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering (with SCA-3501/3502 adapter, or SCA-3000 standard flash unit such as Leica SF24D/Leica SF 58).|
|Hot shoe:||SCA-3502 compatible hot shoe, with center contact|
|Flash Synchronization:||Optional triggered at first or second shutter curtain|
|Flash Synch time:||1/180s|
|Focusing Methods:||Manual focus with optical rangefinder, Live View, 100% Live View Zoom, Live View focus peaking|
|Optical Viewfinder:||Large, light bright-line rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation, LED illuminated frame lines.|
|Optical Viewfinder frame lines:||Framelines size matches image sensor size at 2m focusing distance|
|Optical Viewfinder correction:||Eyepiece adjusted to -0,5 dpt. Corrective lenses from -3 to +3 dpt. available (optional)|
|Optical Viewfinder Displays:||In the viewfinder LED symbol for flash status (at bottom). Four-digit seven-segment LED digital display, brightness adapted to ambient conditions, for: Warning in case of exposure correction; display of automatic shutter speed in automatic mode; advisory indicating use of metering memory lock LED exposure monitor with two triangular and one central circular LED with manual exposure setting|
|Rangefinder:||Split or superimposed image range finder shown as a bright field in the center of the viewfinder image|
|Rangefinder effective metering Basis:||47.1 mm (mechanical metering basis 69.25 mm x viewfinder magnification 0.68 times)|
|Start up time:||<1s|
|Power Supply:||Li-ion battery (included), 7.4V, 1800 mAh|
|User Profiles:||4 Profiles, exportable|
|Sensor cleaning:||Dust detection, manual cleaning function|
|Tripod Thread:||A 1/4 (1/4") DIN made of stainless steel in base plate|
|Dimensions:||approx. 139 x 42 x 80 mm (5.5 x 1.7 x 3.1 in.)|
|Weight:||680 g (23.9 oz)|
|Operating Temperature:||0°C – 40°C|
|Menu languages||English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese|
|Accessories Included||Battery, Charger with power cables for EU and USA (different in some export markets), 12V charging cable, Carrying strap, Accessory port cover, Body cap|
|Software licenses||Adobe® Lightroom®|
|New optional accessories:||Electronic Viewfinder (EVF-2), Multifunctional Handgrip M, Handgrip M, SCA Adapter Set for Multi-functional Handgrip M, Power Adapter for Multi-functional Handgrip M, Finger loop for Multi-functional Handgrip M, Size S / M / L, Leica Microphone Adapter Set, Leica M-Adapter R, Ever-Ready Case M, Li-ion Battery BP-SCL2, Battery charger BC-SCL2|
35 mm lenses are the most popular in the M-System. Their mixture of moderate wide angle characteristics paired with natural dimensions make this focal length extremely versatile. Often, it is the first choice on a new M camera, and therefore many famous pictures have been taken with a 35 mm lens.
The Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. is a further revised version of this popular wide-angle lens for the Leica M rangefinder system. Thanks to the latest developments in the fields of optics and precision engineering, the new 35mm lens sets a whole new standard in the fast wide-angle lens portfolio. Whether it's a matter of selective focus in the close-up range, high-contrast available light applications or landscape shots with immense depth of field, the lens delivers persuasive arguments in any situation.
In comparison with its predecessor, the new Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. now incorporates a floating element: the lenses behind the aperture blades are constructed as a floating group that changes its position relative to the front lens group during focusing to ensure that the Leica Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 mm ASPH. achieves outstanding imaging performance at closer focusing distances.
Another new feature is a full-metal, rectangular, screw-mount lens hood that contributes significantly to the compact dimensions of the lens.
The optical design of the Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. has also been optimized for use on the digital Leica M models. It reveals the full extent of its outstanding performance particularly when mounted on a full format digital M body. The Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. also delivers excellent results on analogue M models and is destined to become an indispensable component of every M system outfit.
Even wide open, the Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. reveals performance characteristics without precedent in the field of compact 35 mm lenses: outstanding imaging performance over the entire focus range, from infinity to minimum focus; excellent contrast, even in the finest structures; superb rendition of detail across the entire image field; good field flattening and, stopped down to f/2 and onward, almost complete freedom from coma effects. It is almost impossible to improve this excellent optical performance by stopping down.
|Angle of view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical)|
|for 35 mm (24 x 36 mm)||63°, 54°, 37°|
|for M8 digital (18 x 27 mm)||
50°, 42°, 28°
corresponds to a focal length of approx. 48 mm with 35 mm-format
|Number of lenses/groups||9 / 5|
|Focal length||35.6 mm|
|Position of entrance pupil||16.6 mm (related to the first lens surface in light direction)|
|Focusing range||0.7 m to infinity|
|Scales||Combined meter/feet graduation|
|Smallest object field||418 x 626 mm|
|Largest reproduction ratio||1:17.4|
|Setting/Function||With click-stops, half values available, manual diaphragm|
|Number of blades||9|
|Bayonet||Leica M quick-change bayonet with 6 bit lens identification bar code for digital M models|
|Filter mount||Non-rotating, internal thread for screw-on filters size E 46|
|Lens hood||separate, screw on metal hood (included)|
|Dimension and weight:|
|Length||46 / 58 mm (with / without lens hood)|
|Largest diameter||approx. 56 mm|
|Weight||approx. 320 g|