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Leica M Typ 240

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Leica M Typ 240. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the design and focus. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the usability. There are some negative reviews about the shutter and exposure.

performance, portability, image quality, focus, design

price, reliability, exposure, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Leica M Typ 240 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Leica M Typ 240


alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Leica M Typ 240 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Opinions about the image quality and design are overall positive. The focus and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the shutter and reliability, while opinions about the price and usability are different.

performance, portability, focus, design, image quality

reliability, shutter

73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2020

Expert review by : Damien Demolder (

Leica M review


The thoroughly modern rangefinder

Classy raw files that are packed with information ; Lovely colour and contrast straight from the camera ; New rear screen is clear, bright and high resolution ; Pleasure-to-use body with first class lenses ; Live View makes longer lenses easier to use

Exposure compensation button not always easy to use ; Level tool only useful for tripod users ; Menu could be easier and quicker to navigate

Overall the Leica M 240 is an inspiring camera to use, from the design of the body to the feel of its controls. With its new sensor and processor it also performs extremely well, and produces images that match the body for quality. Its menu system...

Oct, 2014


Expert review by : Joshua Waller (

Leica M (Typ 240) Review


Reviewed, the full-frame Leica M (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder with live view and full HD video recording.

Capable of resolving excellent levels of detail ; Live view mode (first Digital Rangefinder) ; Full HD Video recording ; Good white balance performance ; 2 year warranty ; Focus peaking ; 3inch screen

Limited ISO range, maximum ISO6400 ; Metal surround on optical viewfinder ; Moire visible ; Price

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Ben Griffin (

Leica M (Typ 240) review: Keepin' it old-school


There are times when being a journalist is, quite frankly, rubbish. Hours of staring at Microsoft Word, for instance, can be a chore. But there are times when you forgive the cons - usually when you get the chance to review things most people can only...

If you'll excuse the use of a car analogy, the Leica M is a bit like a Ferrari. You could use a Ford Fiesta to get from A to B and the end result would be the same. But in a Ferrari the journey is more memorable, more special.

May, 2014

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Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2 - Review / Test Report


The Summicron-M 50mm f/2 is an impressive lens. It shows very good resolution across the frame wide open, and excellent sharpness when stopped down to f/4 or f/5.6. Distortion is no issue at all.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Leica M (Typ 240)


The Leica M (Typ 240) is the camera that many a rangefinder photographer has been waiting for. It fixes many of the issues of previous models, but it doesn't come cheap.

The M records 1080p or 720p video in QuickTime format at 25 or 24fps, and can record 480p footage at 30 or 25 fps. As you would expect, the footage is impressively sharp, and you have the option of focusing in live view or with the rangefinder when...

Aug, 2013

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Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH - Review / Test Report


The Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH is a very nice lens, that delivers amazing sharpness in the image center, but impresses a lot less at the image borders and corners, at least in terms of sharpness.

Jun, 2012

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Apo-Summicron-M 75 mm f/2.0 Asph


too „soft” at the edge of the frame by f/2.0 –f/2.8,, very high price.

Jun, 2010

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Summicron-M 28 mm f/2.0 Asph


huge vignetting,, very steep price tag.

The pros list is relatively short if you take into account the price of the tested lens. It would be difficult to add something more, though, because in the case of the coma, astigmatism and the work against bright light the lens reached just average...

Mar, 2010

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Summicron-M 50 mm f/2.0


distinct coma,, large vignetting around the maximum aperture

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH.


The Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. is very small considering its angle of view and aperture, but its performance doesn't quite match its price.

Quite compact. Minimal distortion. Wide aperture. Sharp center even at f/1.4. Includes metal lens hood

Expensive. Edges suffer at wide apertures. Hood design makes filter use problematic

At $5,150 the Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. is one of the more expensive lenses in available for rangefinder cameras. It's the fastest 35mm that Leica makes—if you want to capture more light, the Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2 II ($999) is...

Aug, 2015

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