Leica M Typ 262 Review

Overall 49
Imaging 23
Features 15
Size 78
Price 0

Main Features

  • 24.0 MP Full frame CMOS sensor
  • ISO 200 - 6400 (Expands to 100)
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 139 x 80 x 42 mm
  • Weight: 600 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: Yes
  • Also known as Leica Typ 262

Leica M Typ 262 Summary

This review is devoted to M Typ 262 that Leica has first introduced to the public in Nov 19, 2015. This model is a Pro Mirrorless camera with a resolution of 24.0 MP and a Full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

In Pro Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #58 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 49/100 and it takes a rank of #101 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Leica M Typ 262 Compared to other MirrorLess Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Leica M Typ 262 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

CONs

  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Continuous Shooting: 3.0 fps
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: No
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Timelapse Recording: No
  • Storage Slots: 1

Complete Comparison of Leica M Typ 262 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 262. 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 262

Leica M Typ 262 has the following external dimensions 139 x 139 x 42 mm (54.72 x 31.5 x 16.54″) with the weight of 600 g.

The typical weight for average Pro Mirrorless type cameras is 672g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Leica M Typ 262, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Leica M Typ 262 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 262 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 262 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 262 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Leica M Typ 262 — 42 mm
Min: 37 mm
Average: 63 mm
Max: 97 mm

Weight

Leica M Typ 262 — 600 g
Min: 465 g
Average: 672 g
Max: 1320 g

Unfortunately, Leica M Typ 262 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 262 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 262 Photo and Sensor Features

Leica M Typ 262 comes with Maestro processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 24.0 MP and is equipped with a Full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Leica M Typ 262 has the following ISO range 200 - 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 262 features a 24.0 MP sensor. In the Pro Mirrorless class, there is a high-resolution camera.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Leica M Typ 262 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 262 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Leica M Typ 262

LCD and ViewFinder

Leica M Typ 262 is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 921k 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 262 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 262 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash. Luckily, it has a special slot for external flashes instead.

Leica M Typ 262 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 262 to compatible devices via USB 2.0 port.

How Good is Leica M Typ 262 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Leica M Typ 262’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 262’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the M Typ 262 to the average MirrorLess camera.

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

Leica M Typ 262 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Leica M Typ 262 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 87. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Leica M Typ 262 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 (35.8 x 23.9 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (24 MP)

Disadvantages:

  • No Image Stabilization

Leica M Typ 262 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Leica M Typ 262 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 76. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Leica M Typ 262 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Large Full frame(35.8 x 23.9 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

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

Leica M Typ 262 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Leica M Typ 262 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 56. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Leica M Typ 262 can be called a 56 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

No Significant Advantages

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (3.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)

Leica M Typ 262 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Leica M Typ 262 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 97. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Leica M Typ 262 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Large Full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm) sensor
  • Built-in View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Big weight (600 g)
  • Big size (139 x 80 x 42 mm)
  • No Built-in Flash
  • Video is not available

Leica M Typ 262 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Leica M Typ 262 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 79. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Leica M Typ 262 can be called a 79 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 (35.8 x 23.9 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (24 MP)
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)

Leica M Typ 262 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Leica
Model M Typ 262
Announced Nov 19, 2015
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 921k dots
Live View No
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Optical (rangefinder)
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
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 no built-in flash
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing No
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment No
Average No
Spot No
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Dimensions 35.8 x 23.9 mm
Sensor Area 855.62 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 200
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 n/a
Max Video Resolution
Video Formats n/a
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI No
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 600 g
Physical Dimensions 139 x 80 x 42 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model BP-SCL2
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS Optional
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1

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