Leica Introduces the M-E (Type 240), Its Entry-Level Version of the Beloved M Series Camera

Leica M-E (Typ 240)

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For 65 years, Leica's M-system cameras have been coveted by street and reportage photographers. Quiet and compact with a streamlined design, these cameras are intuitive to use and give memorable results. Now, Leica is making it easier than ever to join the family with their new entry-level Leica M. The Leica M-E (Typ 240) is filled with features to give photographers creative freedom at a price point that's more accessible.

The 24-megapixel Leica M-E is a compact mirrorless full-frame camera that offers outstanding image quality in any situation. Its CMOS sensor offers a high light sensitivity up to 6400 ISO, and with 2GB buffer memory, lag time is minimal. This ensures that your Leica will be ready to go at a moment's notice, even in low light conditions.

Content creators will love the ability to bring the unique “Leica look” to moving images thanks to the Leica M-E (Typ 240)'s video capabilities. The camera features 1080p, full-HD video at the flick of a switch. Owners of the M-E will also enjoy compatibility with nearly every M lens ever produced by Leica thanks to its M bayonet mount.

For those familiar with the brand, you can't think of Leica without thinking of its classic design. The Leica M-E (Typ 240) enjoys the timeless aesthetic that makes the brand memorable. Handcrafted in Germany, the camera is dust and spray water resistant and comes with leather trim. The classic Leica red dot is set off against an anthracite grey paint that has been specially developed for the top and base plates of the mirrorless camera.

The Leica M-E (Typ 240) is currently available for $3,995 and will begin shipping on July 30, 2019.

The Leica M-E (Typ 240) is the firm's new entry-level M-system camera.
Leica M-E (Typ 240)

Leica M-E (Typ 240)

The compact, full-frame mirrorless camera has classic Leica design and powerful features.

Leica M-E (Typ 240)

Leica M-E (Typ 240)

Leica M-E (Typ 240)

Leica M-E (Typ 240)

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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