Leica M Typ 240 Review

Overall 52
Imaging 26
Features 23
Size 78
Price 0

Main Features

  • 24.0 MP Full frame CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 (25,24 fps), 1280 x 720 (25, 24 fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 139 x 80 x 42 mm
  • Weight: 680 g
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Built-in GPS: Yes

Leica M Typ 240 Summary

This review is devoted to M Typ 240 that Leica has first introduced to the public in Sep 17, 2012. This model is a Pro Mirrorless camera with a resolution of 24.0 MP and a Full frame (36 x 24 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

In Pro Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #24 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 52/100 and it takes a rank of #45 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Leica M Typ 240 Compared to other MirrorLess Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Leica M Typ 240 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Dxo Dynamic Range: 13.3
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes

CONs

  • Viewfinder Coverage: Yes
  • Continuous Shooting: 3.0 fps
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: No
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No
  • Headphone Port: No
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • Timelapse Recording: No
  • Storage Slots: 1

Complete Comparison of Leica M Typ 240 With Other Cameras in Pro Mirrorless Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Leica M Typ 240. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Pro Mirrorless cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Leica M Typ 240

Leica M Typ 240 has the following external dimensions 139 x 139 x 42 mm (54.72 x 31.5 x 16.54″) with the weight of 680 g.

The typical weight for average Pro Mirrorless type cameras is 672g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Leica M Typ 240, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Leica M Typ 240 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 42mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Leica M Typ 240 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Leica M Typ 240 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Leica M Typ 240 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Leica M Typ 240 — 500 shots
Min: 210 shots
Average: 432 shots
Max: 870 shots

Thickness

Leica M Typ 240 — 42 mm
Min: 37 mm
Average: 63 mm
Max: 97 mm

Weight

Leica M Typ 240 — 680 g
Min: 465 g
Average: 672 g
Max: 1320 g

Unfortunately, Leica M Typ 240 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Leica M Typ 240 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Leica M Typ 240 Photo and Sensor Features

Leica M Typ 240 boasts of a resolution of 24.0 MP and is equipped with a Full frame (36 x 24 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Leica M Typ 240 has the following ISO range 100 - 6400 .

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

In a huge database of models that we have collected, Leica M Typ 240 features a 24.0 MP sensor. In the Pro Mirrorless class, there is a high-resolution camera.

DxOMark Sensor Scores

DxOMark gives us a possibility to make a clear and scientific assessment of the quality of camera sensors’ image. Leica M Typ 240, in its turn, features a sensor that was already studied and assessed by DxO Mark. After a complete evaluation, this type of sensor has received a score of 84 for the image quality. If you are looking to see how DxO Mark has tested and evaluated the Leica M Typ 240’s sensor.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Leica M Typ 240 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of Full frame sensor featured in Leica M Typ 240 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Leica M Typ 240

LCD and ViewFinder

Leica M Typ 240 is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 920k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Optical (rangefinder) ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Leica M Typ 240 are its 3.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, M Typ 240 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash. Luckily, it has a special slot for external flashes instead.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Leica M Typ 240, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Leica M Typ 240 allows you to save files in Motion JPEG formats.

Leica M Typ 240 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

Leica M Typ 240 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect M Typ 240 to compatible devices via USB 2.0 port.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Leica M Typ 240 provides a shooting life of 500, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 432 shots.

Compared to all models in the Pro Mirrorless category, Leica M Typ 240 offers the highest battery life that reaches 500 shots.

How Good is Leica M Typ 240 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Leica M Typ 240’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Leica M Typ 240’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the M Typ 240 to the average MirrorLess camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Leica M Typ 240 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Leica M Typ 240 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 85. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Leica M Typ 240 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large Full frame (36 x 24 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (24 MP)

Disadvantages:

  • No Image Stabilization

Leica M Typ 240 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Leica M Typ 240 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 84. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Leica M Typ 240 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Large Full frame(36 x 24 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (139 x 80 x 42 mm)
  • No Image Stabilization

Leica M Typ 240 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Leica M Typ 240 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 91. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Leica M Typ 240 can be called a 91 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Environmental Sealing
  • Nice Low Light ISO (1860)

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (3.0 fps)
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)
  • Small battery life (500 shots)

Leica M Typ 240 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Leica M Typ 240 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 90. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Leica M Typ 240 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Large Full frame (36 x 24 mm) sensor
  • Built-in View Finder
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Big weight (680 g)
  • Big size (139 x 80 x 42 mm)
  • No Built-in Flash

Leica M Typ 240 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Leica M Typ 240 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 96. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Leica M Typ 240 can be called a 96 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large Full frame (36 x 24 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (24 MP)
  • Good Dynamic Range (13.3)
  • Environmental Sealing
  • RAW Support
  • Nice Low Light ISO (1860)

Disadvantages:

  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)

Leica M Typ 240 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Leica
Model M Typ 240
Announced Sep 17, 2012
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Leica M
Number of Lenses 59
Focal Length Multiplier 1x
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 920k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Optical (rangefinder)
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 1%
ViewFinder Magnification 0.68
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 60 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority No
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash No
Flash Range 0
Flash Modes Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment No
Average No
Spot No
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted Yes
DxO Sensor Scores
DxO Sensor Scores 84
DxO Color Depth 24.0
DxO Dynamic Range 13.3
DxO Low Light ISO 1860
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Dimensions 36 x 24 mm
Sensor Area 864.00 mm2
Sensor Resolution 24.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 5952 x 3976
Max Native ISO 6,400
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous No
AF Single No
AF Tracking No
AF Selective No
AF Center No
AF Multi Area No
AF Live View No
AF Face Detection No
AF Contrast Detection No
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (25,24 fps), 1280 x 720 (25, 24 fps)
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI No
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing Yes
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 680 g
Physical Dimensions 139 x 80 x 42 mm
Battery Life 500 shots
Battery Type 500 shots
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS Optional
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1

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