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Leica M8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 reviews of Leica M8. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the design and portability are overall positive. The performance and image quality are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the low light performance and sensor. The memory and viewfinder get mixed comments.

usability, image quality, performance, portability, design

color, sensor, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Leica M8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Leica M8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Leica M8 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability and price. The size and usability also get good feedback.

image quality, usability, size, price, portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Leica M8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Leica M8 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the durability and image quality are on the whole positive. The screen and reliability are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative opinions about the price. Opinions about the size and battery are mixed.

usability, reliability, screen, image quality, durability

price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Leica M8 review

 

The most revered, prestigious name in photography has finally released an M-series rangefinder for the digital age

Amazing images and great fun, but this quirky cam is way too pricey for most

Oct, 2007

TIPA Award!

Expert review by : TIPA (tipa.com)

Best Rangefinder Digital Camera: Leica M8

 

The Leica M8 digital rangefinder camera combines Leica tradition in optical and mechanical components with latest digital technology, and fully preserves the look and feel of the M-Family. The M8 features a 10.3 Megapixel CCD sensor, and images can be...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by (professionalphotographer.co.uk)

LEICA M8 White & Safari Editions

 

A rappers delight and a military army classic are the latest special editions to yearn for

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Debbi Allen (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Leica M8

 

With the cost of DSLRs ever falling, is there a place in the market for a high-cost digital rangefinder?

This lacks the features and comfort we're accustomed to. The image quality is stunning, though

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Jimmy Hughes (thinkcamera.com)

Leica M8 - Long Term Review

 

Leica's first digital rangefinder demands more than just a quick test... - 2/9/08

Image quality 70 years worth of lenses to play with Viewfinder lets you see outside the frame 'Sensible' ISO settings

IR filtration problems ; 1950s ergomonics ; Design is extremely limiting

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Leica M8 Review

 

In 1954, at Photokina (or 'Foto Kina'), Leica introduced the first M series camera, the M3, the first Leica rangefinder body with a bayonet interchangeable lens mount, it was the beginning of a legendary series of cameras and lenses, the latest of...

Hand-built body speaks for itself, superb quality and finish, the best in the business Totally new body built from the ground up to be a digital rangefinder Years of heritage brought into the digital age without compromising Leica core values Range of...

Infrared / Ultraviolet sensitivity means screw-on filters are required for all lenses in order to avoid the magenta color cast on man-made fabrics Disappointing in-camera JPEG engine delivers sub-par results (jagged artifacts, moire, lower resolution)...

When I first got my hands on the M8 I have to admit it was my first experience of a rangefinder camera, I was also skeptical that there was still a place for such a significantly manually controlled camera in such an automatic world where every new...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : DP Review (dpreview.com)

Expert Review

 

Hand-built body speaks for itself, superb quality and finish, the best in the business, Totally new body built from the ground up to be a digital rangefinder, Years of heritage brought into the digital age without compromising Leica core values, Range...

Infrared / Ultraviolet sensitivity means screw-on filters are required for all lenses in order to avoid the magenta color cast on man-made fabrics, Disappointing in-camera JPEG engine delivers sub-par results (jagged artifacts, moire, lower resolution)...

* Many of these 'pros and cons' are listed for those unfamiliar with rangefinders, many M8 buyers will already be aware of these and won't see them as significant disadvantages When I first got my hands on the M8 I have to admit it was my first...

May, 2007

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Leica M8 rangefinder

 

Leica M8

Dec, 2006

Expert review by (pcauthority.com.au)

Leica M8

 

Amazing images and great fun, but this quirky cam is way too pricey for most

Aug, 2008

Expert review by (pdnonline.com)

Leica to Auction Off First M8 Digital Rangefinder

 

Proceeds to go to press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders.

More than a third of the world's population live in countries without press freedom. Reporters Without Borders works every day to ensure than news is available to everyone. Alerted by their worldwide network of more than 130 correspondents, they expose...

May, 2008

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