Leica M-E (Typ 220)
Leica M-E Typ 220.jpg
Lens mountLeica M
Sensor typeCCD
Sensor size36 x 24mm (Full frame type)
Maximum resolution5212 x 3472 (18 megapixels)
Film speed80-2500
Recording mediumSD, SDHC memory card
Shutter speeds1/4000s to 4s
Continuous shooting2.0 frames per second
Viewfinder magnification0.68
Image processing
White balanceYes
LCD screen2.5 inches with 230,000 dots
Dimensions139 x 80 x 37mm (5.47 x 3.15 x 1.46 inches)
Weight585 g including battery[1]
SuccessorLeica M (Typ 262)

The Leica M-E (Typ 220) is a digital rangefinder camera manufactured by Leica Camera.[2][3][4] It was released on 17 September 2012. The M-E is Leica's first entry-level rangefinder model, with a technical specification that is nearly identical to the Leica M9, and based around the same 18MP full frame CCD sensor. It does not offer the M9's built-in USB port, but keeps pace with an identical 2 frames per second continuous shooting mode, hot shoe and Leica's classic rangefinder design. The M-E does not have a frame-lines lever, it preselects the correct frame-line for any lens when it is attached. The M-E, like the M9 and the M Monochrom was made of brass around a magnesium chassis. The M-E is only available with an anthracite grey paint finish.[1][5][6]

The Leica M-E (Typ 220) was succeeded by the Leica M (Typ 262) in 2015.


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