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Leica M8 Black Digital Camera Body {10.3 M/P}

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Leica M8 Black Digital Camera Body {10.3 M/P} Description


This German-made, professional-grade digital camera uses an image sensor specially developed for the requirements of the Leica M system!

Features include:


  • Full compatibility with nearly all M lenses (offering a 1.33x conversion) & supports 6 bit-coding
  • Quiet, discreet operation with speed and precision via the rangefinder system
  • 2.5" Bright LCD display with a highly-scratch-resistant Sapphire Crystal coverglass
  • Features a full-auto mode that selects aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance!
  • Future-guaranteed raw data format (DNG) & raw data converter Capture One LE software
  • Snapshot Mode
  • Exposure-compensation

The Leica M system is now open for professional digital photography. Breaking completely new ground, the Leica M8 doesn't only look like an M - it utilities all the benefits of the analog Leica M system for sophisticated and creative digital photography. It is the only digital camera for professionals to incorporate the rangefinder system with its advantages of discreet and quiet operation, speed and precision. And the no-compromise quality criteria of the M system continue to apply to the M8. Full compatibility with nearly all M lenses means that their unique imaging performance is available for digital photography, too. The CCD image sensor has been specifically matched to the compact lens design to guarantee superlative photographic quality. The controls and functions of the digital M still concentrate on the essentials. The proven M concept is complemented by the intelligent extra functions that digital technology has to offer. The Leica M8 is the first timeless digital camera "Made in Germany". Fascinatingly new and yet still a real Leica M.

KEH Specifications

  • Megapixels: 10.3 MP
  • Body Color:   BLK
  • Sensor Size/Type: 18mm x 27mm, CCD sensor specially tailored to the M lens system
  • Resolution: 3936 x 2630
  • ISO: ISO 160-2500
  • White Balance:  Automatic, 6 presettings, manual white balance, color temperature input from 2,000 K to 13,100 K.
  • Image Stabilization:  No
  • Optical Zoom: Depends on lens
  • Aperture Range:  Depends on lens
  • LCD Size:  2.5" bright LCD
  • Shutter Speed: 32 - 1/8000 seconds, Bulb
  • Built-in Flash: No
  • Continuous Drive:  2 fps up to 10 frames
  • Video:  No
  • Memory Card Type(s): Secure Digital (SD) Card
  • Battery:  Lithium-ion rechargeable battery (3.7 V; 1900 mAh)
  • Weight: 19.2oz. (545g) without lens and battery
  • Dimensions: 3.2 x 5.5 x 1.5" (80 x 139 x 37mm) without lens
  • Manufacturer's Model #:  10701



Camera Modes

Color Modes:

  • Adobe RGB, sRGB, ECI RGB

Burst Capability:

  • 2 fps up to 10 frames


Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card


Longest Shutter Speed 32 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/8000 Second


Image Formats JPEG

Physical Characteristics

Color Black
Lens Mount Leica M



Battery Information

Battery Built-in No

Display & Graphics

Display Screen Type LCD
Display Resolution 230000 Pixel
Effective Camera Resolution 10.3 Megapixel
Screen Size 2.5"

General information

Product Model M8
Manufacturer Part Number 10701
Manufacture GTIN 4022243107014
Brand Name Leica


Focus Modes Manual
Wide Angle No


Platform Supported Mac, PC
Additional Information
  • Sensitivity: ISO 160 - 2500

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