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Leica M system

Leica M3

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1954
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica MP

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1956
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica M2

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1957
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica MP2

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1958
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica M1

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1959
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica M4

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1967
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica M5

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1971
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica M4-2

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1978
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica M4-P

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1981
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica M6

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1984
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica M6 TTL

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1998
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica M7

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: Feb 2002
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica MP (new)

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: Mar 2003
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica M-A (typ 127)

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: Sep 2014
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica M9

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Sep 2009
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm
Resolution: 5212 × 3472 - 18 MP
Sensor type: CCD
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M9-P

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Jun 2011
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm
Resolution: 5212 × 3472 - 18 MP
Sensor type: CCD
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M Monochrom (typ 246)

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: May 2012
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm
Resolution: 5976 × 3992 - 24 MP
Sensor type: CMOS
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M (typ 240)

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Sep 2012
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm
Resolution: 5976 × 3992 - 24 MP
Sensor type: CMOS
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M-E (typ 220)

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Sep 2012
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm
Resolution: 5212 × 3472 - 18 MP
Sensor type: CCD
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M-P (typ 240)

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Aug 2014
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm
Resolution: 5976 × 3992 - 24 MP
Sensor type: CMOS
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M Edition 60

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Sep 2014
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm
Resolution: 5976 × 3992 - 24 MP
Sensor type: CMOS
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M (typ 262)

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Nov 2015
Mount: Leica M
Format: 35.8 × 23.9mm
Resolution: 5976 × 3992 - 24 MP
Sensor type: CMOS
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M10

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Jan 2017
Mount: Leica M
Format: 35.8 × 23.9mm
Resolution: 5976 × 3992 - 24 MP
Sensor type: CMOS
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M10-P

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Aug 2018
Mount: Leica M
Format: 35.8 × 23.9mm
Resolution: 5976 × 3984 - 24 MP
Sensor type: CMOS
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M10-D

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Oct 2018
Mount: Leica M
Format: 35.8 × 23.9mm
Resolution: 5976 × 3984 - 24 MP
Sensor type: CMOS
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M-E (typ 240)

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Jun 2019
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm
Resolution: 5976 × 3992 - 24 MP
Sensor type: CMOS
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M10 Monochrom

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Jan 2020
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm
Resolution: 7864 × 5200 - 41 MP
Sensor type: CMOS
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M10-R

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Jul 2020
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm
Resolution: 7864 × 5200 - 41 MP
Sensor type: CMOS
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M8

APS-H digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Sep 2006
Mount: Leica M
Format: 27 × 18mm - 1.33x
Resolution: 3936 × 2630 - 10 MP
Sensor type: CCD
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M8.2

APS-H digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Sep 2008
Mount: Leica M
Format: 27 × 18mm - 1.33x
Resolution: 3936 × 2630 - 10 MP
Sensor type: CCD
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M3

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1954
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica MP

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1956
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica M2

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1957
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica MP2

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1958
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica M1

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1959
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica M4

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1967
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica M5

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1971
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica M4-2

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1978
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica M4-P

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1981
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica M6

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1984
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica M6 TTL

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1998
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica M7

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: Feb 2002
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica MP (new)

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: Mar 2003
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica M-A (typ 127)

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: Sep 2014
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Leica M9

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Sep 2009
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm
Resolution: 5212 × 3472 - 18 MP
Sensor type: CCD
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M9-P

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Jun 2011
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm
Resolution: 5212 × 3472 - 18 MP
Sensor type: CCD
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M Monochrom (typ 246)

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: May 2012
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm
Resolution: 5976 × 3992 - 24 MP
Sensor type: CMOS
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M (typ 240)

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Sep 2012
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm
Resolution: 5976 × 3992 - 24 MP
Sensor type: CMOS
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M-E (typ 220)

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Sep 2012
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm
Resolution: 5212 × 3472 - 18 MP
Sensor type: CCD
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M-P (typ 240)

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Aug 2014
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm
Resolution: 5976 × 3992 - 24 MP
Sensor type: CMOS
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M Edition 60

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Sep 2014
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm
Resolution: 5976 × 3992 - 24 MP
Sensor type: CMOS
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M (typ 262)

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Nov 2015
Mount: Leica M
Format: 35.8 × 23.9mm
Resolution: 5976 × 3992 - 24 MP
Sensor type: CMOS
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M10

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Jan 2017
Mount: Leica M
Format: 35.8 × 23.9mm
Resolution: 5976 × 3992 - 24 MP
Sensor type: CMOS
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M10-P

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Aug 2018
Mount: Leica M
Format: 35.8 × 23.9mm
Resolution: 5976 × 3984 - 24 MP
Sensor type: CMOS
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M10-D

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Oct 2018
Mount: Leica M
Format: 35.8 × 23.9mm
Resolution: 5976 × 3984 - 24 MP
Sensor type: CMOS
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M-E (typ 240)

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Jun 2019
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm
Resolution: 5976 × 3992 - 24 MP
Sensor type: CMOS
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M10 Monochrom

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Jan 2020
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm
Resolution: 7864 × 5200 - 41 MP
Sensor type: CMOS
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M10-R

35mm digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Jul 2020
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm
Resolution: 7864 × 5200 - 41 MP
Sensor type: CMOS
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M8

APS-H digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Sep 2006
Mount: Leica M
Format: 27 × 18mm - 1.33x
Resolution: 3936 × 2630 - 10 MP
Sensor type: CCD
Image stabilizer: None

Leica M8.2

APS-H digital rangefinder camera

Announced: Sep 2008
Mount: Leica M
Format: 27 × 18mm - 1.33x
Resolution: 3936 × 2630 - 10 MP
Sensor type: CCD
Image stabilizer: None

In 1954, a new member of the Leica family was born. The name of this camera was the Leica M3, the first camera in the M-System. As it does today, the M stood for Messsucher, the German word for combined rangefinder and view-finder, and the number 3 denoted the number of bright-line frames. In addition to its signature rangefinder, the Leica M3 brought other significant enhancements, such as a quick-change bayonet lens mount. Both innovations – the rangefinder and the M bayonet mount – have undergone constant improvements and are still found in a more advanced form in the latest cameras of the M-System. The reasons for the success of the M-System lie in adhering steadfastly to the concept of utmost mechanical and optical precision, compact size and timeless design.

The overarching goal in the evolution of the Leica M is to fulfill the genuine photographic needs of professionals and serious enthusiasts. The result is a unique range of digital rangefinder cameras that quite intentionally do not offer all the bells and whistles made possible by modern technology, but limit themselves exclusively to what makes real sense in terms of photography.

Leica M-Lenses are among the best in the world. They are designed and assembled to meet the most stringent quality demands. They enable the creation of images endowed with an unmistakable character – not only in terms of contrast and resolution, but also with structural integrity, tonal depth, and a unique natural signature that is especially evident under adverse lighting conditions. M-Lenses have the opportunity to reveal their full potential only when mounted on M-Cameras, since only these have sensors precisely matched to their optical characteristics. Together, M-Lenses and M-Cameras are the perfect duo when it comes to ensuring maximum picture quality.

The extraordinary compactness of M-Cameras and their lenses constitute an ideal camera system for travel and reportage photography.

Camera lineup

35mm film rangefinder cameras with Leica M mount (14):

Leica M3 (1954) • Leica MP (1956) • Leica M2 (1957) • Leica MP2 (1958) • Leica M1 (1959) • Leica M4 (1967) • Leica M5 (1971) • Leica M4-2 (1978) • Leica M4-P (1981) • Leica M6 (1984) • Leica M6 TTL (1998) • Leica M7 (2002) • Leica MP (new) (2003) • Leica M-A (typ 127) (2014)

35mm digital rangefinder cameras with Leica M mount (14):

Leica M9 (2009) • Leica M9-P (2011) • Leica M Monochrom (typ 246) (2012) • Leica M (typ 240) (2012) • Leica M-E (typ 220) (2012) • Leica M-P (typ 240) (2014) • Leica M Edition 60 (2014) • Leica M (typ 262) (2015) • Leica M10 (2017) • Leica M10-P (2018) • Leica M10-D (2018) • Leica M-E (typ 240) (2019) • Leica M10 Monochrom (2020) • Leica M10-R (2020)

APS-H digital rangefinder cameras with Leica M mount (2):

Leica M8 (2006) • Leica M8.2 (2008)

Leica M mount lens lineup

Lenses found: 28 | Discontinued lenses are not shown
Ultra-wide angle prime lenses
Leica Super-Elmar-M 18mm F/3.8 ASPH. 2009
Leica Summilux-M 21mm F/1.4 ASPH. 2008
Leica Super-Elmar-M 21mm F/3.4 ASPH. 2011
Wide-angle prime lenses
Leica Elmar-M 24mm F/3.8 ASPH. 2008
Leica Summilux-M 28mm F/1.4 ASPH. 2015
Leica Summaron-M 28mm F/5.6Pancake lens 2016
Leica Summicron-M 28mm F/2 ASPH. 2000
Leica Summicron-M 28mm F/2 ASPH. 2016
Leica Elmarit-M 28mm F/2.8 ASPH. 2016
Leica Summarit-M 35mm F/2.4 ASPH. 2014
Leica Summilux-M 35mm F/1.4 ASPH. 2010
Leica Summicron-M 35mm F/2 ASPH. 2016
Standard prime lenses
Leica Noctilux-M 50mm F/0.95 ASPH. “Edition 0.95” 2015
Leica Summilux-M 50mm F/1.4 ASPH. 2004
Leica Summicron-M 50mm F/2 1994
Leica Summarit-M 50mm F/2.4 2014
Leica Noctilux-M 50mm F/0.95 ASPH. 2008
Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm F/2 ASPH. 2012
Medium telephoto prime lenses
Leica APO-Summicron-M 75mm F/2 ASPH. 2005
Leica Summarit-M 75mm F/2.4 2014
Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F/1.25 ASPH. 2017
Leica Thambar-M 90mm F/2.2 2017
Leica Summilux-M 90mm F/1.5 ASPH. 2019
Leica Summarit-M 90mm F/2.4 2014
Leica APO-Summicron-M 90mm F/2 ASPH. 1998
Leica APO-Telyt-M 135mm F/3.4 1998
Macro lenses
Leica Macro-Elmar-M 90mm F/41:6.7 2003
Wide-angle zoom lenses
Leica Tri-Elmar-M 16-18-21mm F/4 ASPH. 2006

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