Leica M11-P review: a discreet street shooter and an anti-AI ally

Leica M11-P leads the fightback for AI accreditation – and looks great doing it

Leica M11-P camera held up to a face
(Image: © Gareth Bevan / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Leica M11-P is the M11 variant that I most want. Style-wise it borrows the understated red-dot-less body of the M11 Monochrom, but inside features the triple-resolution 60MP color sensor from the M11. Internally the camera is exactly the same as the M11, so you can expect the same fantastic quality as that camera produced with its signature Leica look that we loved the first time around. You also get the usual Leica staples, of amazing build quality and easy controls. New for the M11-P is its Content Credentials feature, which is a very welcome addition in the fight against AI fakery, but unfortunately, seems a little too easy to foil right now.


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    Style and build quality are superb

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    Leica lenses super sharp with unique Leica look

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    Manual focus is a photographic experience

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    Triple-resolution sensor produces lovely images


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    Manual focus only and no video

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    Can be uncomfortable to hold for long periods

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    Content Credentials workarounds seem easy

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All of Leica’s cameras are iconic in their own right, but it is Leica’s M series of cameras that perhaps has the most fervent following. Since last year’s reveal of the latest generation of the M-series with the Leica M11, we have been waiting for Leica to unveil its usual collection of variations on that core camera. So far we have seen the black-and-white-sensor M11 Monochrom, and now it is the turn for this generation’s Leica M11-P variant.

Leica M11-P: Specifications

Sensor: 60.3MP full frame CMOS
Image processor: Maestro III
AF points: N/A
ISO range: 64 to 50,000
Max image size: 9,528 x 6,328
Metering modes: Spot, Center-Weighted, Multi-Field
Video: N/A
Viewfinder: Direct vision rangefinder type, 0.73x magnification, parallax compensation
Memory cards: SD/SDHC/SDXC, UHS-II
LCD: 2.95-inch fixed touchscreen, 2.33m dots
Max burst: 4.5fps
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Leica Q3

If you are on a much tighter budget but you want something in the Leica family, then the Leica Q3 might be for you. The Q3 offers the same 60MP sensor, but comes with a fixed lens, although a very good one at that! The camera also has a few tricks by offering a neat digital zoom feature that makes the camera feel like it has a real zoom. And of course, it is oozing with Leica style and build quality.

Fujifilm X100V

If you can actually find one in stock, then a worthy competitor is the Fujifilm X100V. The sensor is a much smaller 24MP APS-C size, but this doesn’t stop it from taking incredible photos with Fujifilm’s now legendary film simulations. The camera is also one of the prettiest digital cameras around, with its classic vintage styling, and brilliant build, it gives Leica a run for its money.

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.