On this page, I present a selection of technical data for the Leica X Vario. For a comparison with the Leica X Vario technical data, which was originally announced as a "Mini M", see here.
Please note that technical data are just one side of the coin, the way you use a camera and its possibilities are the other side...
Below I present selected technical data for the Leica M (Typ 240) that I collected from various sources. I cannot guarantee that this data is correct.
|Data||Leica M (Typ 240)||Comment|
Leica M bayonet with additional sensor for 6-bit coding
Lens system: Leica M lenses, Leica R lenses with optional Leica R-Adapter M
|6-bit coding allows to adapt the lens to the camera (correction of
vignetting and color shifts) and to add this information to the EXIF
data. For some older lenses, 6-bit coding can be added.
Can also use older Leica M bayonet lenses with correction (manual selection) or any M bayonet lens without correction.
|Zoom||---||Typically, there are no M-Mount zooms, only lenses with several fixed focal lengths. Using an R-Mount adapter, the M can use zoom lenses.|
|Filter diameter||---||Depends on the lens used|
|Sensor||LEICA MAX 24 MP CMOS Sensor; 24 (23.7) Million pixels (effective); aspect ratio 3:2; no AA filter; active area approx. 23.9 x 35.8mm (corresponds to usable format of analog Leica M models)||Some sources say 23.7, Leica says 24 Million effective pixels|
|Max. pixels||5976 x 3992 pixels (DNG; 24MP); 5952 x 3968 pixels (JPG; 24 MP)||
|Aperture range||---||Depends on the lens used|
|ISO Range||ISO 200 – ISO 6400, Pull 100 available, Auto ISO; ISO values beyond 3200 are called "Push"||Auto ISO on the M in M mode is an additional exposure mode sometimes called TAv (since firmware update version 126.96.36.199)|
|Autofocus system||None||The M is a "manual focus-only" camera|
|Distance setting range||Depends on the lens used||There M is not good for close-up and macro shots since M lenses usually have a long shortest distance.|
|Smallest object field||Depends on the lens used||There M is not good for close-up and macro shots since M lenses usually have a long shortest distance.|
|Focus metering methods||Rangefinder: double and split image; Live view mode: Focus Aid (screen magnification) and Focus Peaking (three colors)||Three focus peaking colors (red, blue, green) are available since firmware update version 188.8.131.52|
|Exposure modes||Aperture priority, manual setting, TAv (Auto ISO in manual mode)||TAv available since firmware update 184.108.40.206|
|Exposure metering||Classic (strongly center-weighted), Live view mode: Spot, center-weighted, multi-field metering||There is a new option: "Classic / LV disabled" (since firmware update version 220.127.116.11)|
-3 EV to +3 EV, 1/3 f-stops
|Automatic bracketing||Exposure Bracketing: 3/5 frames, 0.5 / 1 / 2 / 3 f-stops|
|3 fps, ≤12 pictures in series||Only 12 shots in one go (i.e. without interruption)...|
|Shooting modes||Aperture priority / manual exposure / TAv (Auto ISO in manual exposure)||TAv available since firmware update 18.104.22.168|
|Shutter speed range||For aperture priority: (A) continuous from 60s to 1/4000s.
For manual adjustment: 8s to 1/4000s in half steps, B: For long exposures up to maximum 60s (in conjunction with self-timer T function, i.e. 1st release = shutter opens, 2nd release = shutter closes).)
1/180s flash synchronization
|60 s in B only at ISO 200; 8 s at ISO 3200|
|Self timer delay time/Interval timer||2 s or 12 s; none||No interval timer|
|LCD monitor||3" TFT LCD, approx. 920,000 pixels; scratch resistant cover glass (Corning®Gorilla®Glass)||Not tiltable|
|Electronic viewfinder (optional)||Leica EVF2 (or Olympus VF2), approx. 1.44 megapixels, tiltable 90 degrees||The Leica viewfinder is more or less identical to the Olympus version (at twice the price)|
|1920 x 1080 pixels (1080p) or 1280 x 720 pixels (720p), 25/24 fps; 640 x 480 (VGA), 30 fps||
Video on M with stereo sound only with external mic
|Video recording format||MP4||For direct Web use|
|Dimensions||Ca. 139 x 42 x 80 mm / 5,5 x 1,7 x 3,1 in. (W x H x D)|
|Weight||Ca. 680 g / 23.9 oz (with battery)||The M is heavy when "fully equipped." In my case, the Leica M is equipped with a battery, an SD card, the EVF 2, the half-case, and the shoulder strap when I walk around with it. Our kitchen scale measures 1060 g for all of this.|
|Connections||Special socket exclusively for external Leica EVF 2 electronic viewfinder; USB socket only in optional handgrip|
|Power supply||Lithium ion battery 7.4 V, capacity 1800 mAh, approx. 400 pictures in live view mode, 800 pictures when using the rangefinder exclusively||
|Storage media||SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards||Fast cards required for video, 95 MB/s recommended by experts|
For further data (for example, flash modes and data, white balance settings, file formats and sizes), please consult the instruction manuals or see the technical data online (see references)
Note: For a comparison with the Leica X Vario's technical data, which was announced as a "Mini M", see here.