DNG™ (RAW data uncompressed or nonlinear
compressed), JPEG
File Size: DNG: 18 MB (compressed)/36 MB (uncompressed),
JPEG: Resolution and image content dependent



Technical data LEICA M-E

Name: Leica M-E (Typ 220), anthracite grey paint
Camera type: Compact digital view and rangefinder
system still camera
Lens mount: Leica M bayonet with additional sensor for 6-bit coding
Lens system: Leica M lenses
Top Cover: Milled brass top cover with classic Leica M design
Material: All-metal case made of die-cast magnesium; synthetic
leather covering.
Cap and base plate made of brass
Image Sensor: KAF -18500 18 MP CCD Sensor
Number of effective Pixels: 18 Million Pixels
Sensitivity range: ISO 160 – ISO 2500, Pull 80 available, Auto ISO
Imaging Platform: DSP based computing platform with Leica imaging
LCD Monitor: 2,5” TFT Display with 230.000 Pixels
Shutter: Closed type focal plane shutter for classic image
exposure, with external cocking mechanics
Shutter Speed: 1/4000s – 240s (in Bulb), 1/180s flash synchronization
Burst rate: approx. 2 fps
Self timer: Off / 2s / 12s
Storage Media : SD / SDHC Memory Cards
Imaging functions
Image File Format: DNG™ (RAW data uncompressed or nonlinear
compressed), JPEG
File Size: DNG: 18 MB (compressed)/36 MB (uncompressed),
JPEG: Resolution and image content dependent
Available JPG
Resolutions: 5212 x 3472 (18 MP), 3840 x 2592 (10 MP), 2592 x
1728 (4.5 MP), 1728 x 1152 (2 MP), 1280 x 846 pixels
(1 MP)
Color Spaces: sRGB / Adobe®RGB
White Balance: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade /Tungsten /
Fluorescent 1 / Fluorescent 2 / Flash / Manual / Kelvin
Other functions: Saturation, Contrast, Sharpening
Exposure Control
Exposure Metering: Through the Lens (TTL) metering, centerweighted
with variable aperture
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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 (MMode)
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV, 1/3 f-stops
Exposure Bracketing: 3/5/7 frames, 0.5 / 1 / 1.5 / 2 f-stops
Flash exposure Control
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 SF 24D/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
Viewfinder / Focusing
Focusing Methods: Manual focus with optical rangefinder
Optical Viewfinder: Large, light bright-line rangefinder with automatic
parallax compensation, optical illumination
Optical Viewfinder
frame lines: Framelines size matches image sensor size at 1m
focusing distance
Optical Viewfinder correction: Eyepiece adjusted to -0,5 dpt. Corrective lenses from -3
to +3 dpt. available (optional)
Optical Viewfinder
Magnification: 0,68x
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), 3.7V, 1860 mAh
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User Profiles: 4 Profiles
Sensor cleaning: Manual cleaning function
Tripod Thread: A 1/4 (1/4″) DIN made of stainless steel in base plate
Dimensions: (W x D x H) approx. 139 x 37 x 80 mm
(5,5 x 1,7 x 3,1 in.)
Weight: 585 g (20.6 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, Body cap
Software licenses
Supplied: Adobe® Lightroom®
Optional accessories: All accessories that are made for the Leica M9 / M9-P

Additional information

Weight 3.5 kg