The new Leica M-E is a Leica M that shoots video – but not in 4K

The new Leica M-E is a Leica M that shoots video – but not in 4K

Leica has announced its latest full-frame mirrorless camera, the Leica M-E (Typ 240), a 24-megapixel body that is essentially a Leica M that shoots 1080p video. Yes, a new and expensive camera in 2019 that doesn't shoot 4K – though it does come in 'anthracite grey'. How very Leica.

The M-E packs a 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor with a delicate ISO range of up to 6400, which is enough for Leica to describe as "exceedingly high resolution and light sensitivity". 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.