Leica M8 Review

Overall Score

45

Main Features

  • 10 MP APS-H CCD Sensor
  • 160 - 2500 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (rangefinder) Viewfinder
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 139 x 80 x 37 mm, 591g.
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Leica M8 Overview


First introduced in July, 2007, Leica M8 is a 10 MP Mirrorless with a APS-H (27 x 18 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Leica M8 comes with a 27 x 18 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 32.45 mm (1.27").

- Full Frame
- Leica M8

Sensor resolution of Leica M8 ~ 3872 x 2581 pixels.

Leica M8 has Crop Factor: 1.33

The sensor has a surface area of 486.0 mm².

There are approximate 9,993,632 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Leica M8


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Leica M8 with competitors in pro mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
591g Light Body
Flash Sync Port
External Flash
RAW Support
550 shots Long Battery Life
Manual Exposure Mode
3 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
Low Max Native ISO: 2500
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Weight: 591g
Type Scores

Leica M8 has an Overall Score of 45/100 and ranked #210 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #623 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Leica M8 Scores
Imaging score
50
Features score
33
Value for money score
51
Portability score
84
Overall score
45
Average Scores in Pro Mirrorless
Imaging Score
71
Features Score
78
Value For Money Score
82
Portability Score
74
Overall score
79

Physical Dimensions of Leica M8


Leica M8 weighs 591g and has external dimensions of 139 x 80 x 37mm (5.47 x 3.15 x 1.46"). Considering that the average weight of Pro Mirrorless cameras is 691g, Leica M8 is 100 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Leica M8
591g
Average weight
691g
Min weight
465g
Max weight
1320g

Thickness Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Leica M8
37mm
Average Thickness
67mm
Min Thickness
37mm
Max Thickness
97mm

Here is the front and top view image of Leica M8 with the dimensions:

Leica M8

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight M8 Dimensions M8
Leica M9-P Leica M9-P 600 g 591 g 139 x 80 x 37 mm 139 x 80 x 37 mm
Leica M9 Leica M9 585 g 591 g 139 x 80 x 37 mm 139 x 80 x 37 mm
Sony Alpha A7 Sony A7 474 g 591 g 127 x 94 x 48 mm 139 x 80 x 37 mm
Leica M Typ 240 Leica M Typ 240 680 g 591 g 139 x 80 x 42 mm 139 x 80 x 37 mm
Leica M8 Leica M8 591 g 591 g 139 x 80 x 37 mm 139 x 80 x 37 mm
Leica M-Monochrom Leica M-Monochrom 600 g 591 g 139 x 80 x 37 mm 139 x 80 x 37 mm
Epson R-D1 Epson R-D1 620 g 591 g 142 x 89 x 40 mm 139 x 80 x 37 mm
Epson R-D1x Epson R-D1x 620 g 591 g 142 x 89 x 40 mm 139 x 80 x 37 mm

Specifications of Leica M8


General
Brand Leica
Model M8
Announced July, 2007
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Leica M
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.3
Number of Lenses 59
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (rangefinder)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/8 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting n/a fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-H
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 27 x 18 mm
Sensor Area 486.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3936 x 2630
Max Native ISO 2500
Min Native ISO 160
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 550 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 591 g
Physical Dimensions 139 x 80 x 37 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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