Leica M8.2 digital camera
M8.2
at a glance
3916 x 2634
2.5" lcd viewer
SD, SDHC
Li ion accu
Leica M8.2 review summary
camera date Oct 08  
pixels / class 10.3M  Pro SLR digital camera
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Leica M8.2 specifications
lens / zoom  Leica M bayonet with optical scanning device for the identification of all 6 bit-coded
lenses
focus / macro  
metering mode  center weighted
aperture  auto | manual
white balance  auto, 6 presets, manual, color temp.
shutter  auto | manual / 32s - 1/8000s, B
exposure  ±3 1/3 EV in 1/3 EV steps
flash / mode  
viewfinder  rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation
iso ratings  100 - 2500
image size  3916x2634 / 3936x2630 / 2952x1972 / 1968x1315 / 1312x876
image format  DNG; jpeg
image compr.  
lag/cycle times  self timer 2s - 12s
remote control  
video options  
audio options  
connectivity  usb 2.0
storage  SD, SDHC
platform  
extra features  CCD 18mm x 27mm
extension factor 1.33
Leica M8.2 links
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11Sep09 Leica M8.2 review at PhotographyBLOG
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16Sep08 Leica M8.2 press summary
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Leica M8.2 announcement clippings


The LEICA M8 doesn't only look like an M - it utilises all the benefits of the analog Leica M system for sophisticated and creative digital photography. It is the only digital camera for enthusiasts and professionals alike to incorporate the rangefinder system with its advantages of discreet and quiet operation, speed and precision. Full compatibility with nearly all M lenses means that their unique imaging performance is available for digital photography, too. The CCD image sensor has been specifically matched to the compact lens design to guarantee superlative photographic quality. The controls and functions of the digital M still concentrate on the essentials.

The new LEICA M8.2 is the very first professional digital camera to use an ultra scratch-resistant sapphire crystal as coverglass for the camera monitor. It is so hard that it can only be worked with special diamond tools. The camera also sports a new easy-grip and specially robust "vulcanite" finish.

Thanks to numerous detailed modifications, the noise and vibration of the shutter action have been audibly and noticeably reduced even further. The fastest shutter speed of the metal blade focal-plane shutter is 1/4000 s, and the flash sync speed is 1/180 s. To make the camera even more discreet in critical situations, the photographer may personally determine the suitable moment when the shutter is cocked.


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