Juntamente com a nova Leica M e a Leica M Monochrom, a Leica M-E vem dar continuidade à história de sucesso do sistema M.
Mantendo os elevados padrões tecnológico, aperfeiçoados pela Leica rangefinder ao longo de décadas, a Leica M-E é a essência da fotografia rangefinder.
A Leica M E, é o modelo de entrada ideal para descobrir o fascínio da fotografia M.
Equipada com 18 megapixels de alta resolução e um sensor CCD para um formato completo de 35mm, a Leica ME oferece qualidade de imagem, combinada com classe e com as vantagens do digital rangefinder.
A sua característica distintiva está no seu design minimalista.
A tampa superior e a tampa inferior são lacadas com cinzenta antracite. O corpo da Leica M-E está revestido com couro antiderrapante.
Since the introduction of the rangefinder system in 1954, Leica M film cameras have been considered by many photographers to be the perfect tool for capturing the fascination of a moment discreetly, quietly and without hesitation. And of course in uncompromising quality. Today, it is the digital Leica M-E that embodies the philosophy of the M-System in its purest form. It concentrates exclusively on essential photographic functions, yet remains simple and intuitive to use. At the same time, it is a part of the most compact full-format camera system available and enjoys access to lenses acknowledged as the best in the world.
A camera created to let the world discover the fascination of M-Photography
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 algorithms
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
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
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 2000-12800
Other functions: Saturation, Contrast, Sharpening
Exposure Metering: Through the Lens (TTL) metering, centerweighted with variable aperture
LEICA M-E (TYP 220)
Center-weighted TTL metering for flash exposure with system-conformant SCA3000/2 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)
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)