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Leica M Typ 262 vs M Typ 240 Comparison

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Here is a quick review and comparison for the Leica M Typ 262 vs M Typ 240 rangefinder cameras.

To see the difference between Leica M Typ 262 vs M Typ 240 cameras we have put together Leica M Typ 262 vs M Typ 240 specs comparison table below.

The Leica M (Typ 262) has a pared-down feature set, an extra quiet shutter unit and a lower price than the M Typ 240. It uses a 24-megapixel CMOS sensor, a Maestro image processor with a near-silent shutter, and a quiet shutter-cocking motor. Leica has used the button space on the rear of the camera that is used for live view in the Typ 240 to add direct access to the white balance feature. The price is $5195/£4050.

The Leica M (Typ 240) is a compact full-frame (24 x 36mm sensor) digital camera. As part of the Leica M-series, it is directly compatible with Leica M-series lenses and by utilizing the Leica R-adapter, is compatible with Leica R-series lenses.

Specifications Comparison of Leica M Typ 262 vs M Typ 240 Cameras


Below you can see the specs comparison table of Leica M Typ 262 vs M Typ 240 digital cameras.

Features Leica M (Typ 262) Leica M (Typ 240)
Megapixel 24-Megapixels 24-Megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (35.8 x 23.9mm) Full-frame (35.8 × 23.9mm)
Image processor Maestro Maestro
Image stabilization No No
ISO 100-6400 200-6400
Shutter Min/Max 60sec 1/4000sec 60sec 1/4000sec
Top continuous shooting speed 3fps 3fps
Display  3.0″ 921.6k-Dot LCD with Gorilla Glass 3.0″ 920k-Dot LCD with Sapphire Glass
Viewfinder Optical Rangefinder – 0.68x-Magnification Viewfinder Optical Rangefinder – 0.68x Viewfinder Magnification
WiFi No No
Dimension 5.5 x 1.7 x 3.1″ / 138.6 x 42.0 x 80.0 mm 5.5 x 3.1 x 1.7″ / 139.0 x 80.0 x 42.0 mm
Weight 1.32 lb / 600 g with battery 1.5 lb / 680 g with battery

The company says that the new shutter unit is barely audible and the shutter cocking mechanism is ‘considerably quieter’ than the system used in previous models.

Instead of a brass top plate the Typ 262 uses aluminum, which makes the camera around 100g lighter than the Typ 240. Leica says one of benefits of not offering video and live view is that the menu system is much simpler and consists of only two pages.