Leica M8 digital camera
Leica M8 digital camera front
Leica M8 digital camera front
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Leica M8

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Key specs

  • CCD
  • APS-H
  • 27 x 18 mm
  • 10 megapixels
  • 3936;2630 px
  • Leica M
  • Yes - with all AF lenses
  • 2.5 in
  • no
Colors

Leica M8 digital camera timeline

  • 2006
    Leica M8
    LeicaM8
  • 2008
    M8.2LeicaM8.2

Leica M8 Full Specifications

Sensor

CCD
APS-H
27 x 18 mm
10 Mpx
10 Mpx
3:2
3936, 2630
2952x1972, 1968x1315, 1312x876

Image

160
2500
6
Auto
JPEG
3:2
RAW

Optics and focus

Leica M
1.33 x
1.3×
Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus

Screen and viewfinder

2.50 in
LCD
230000
100 %
Optical

Photography features

8 sec
1/8000 sec
3
-3
1/3
Auto, Manual
Hot shoe
M-TTL
2, 12
2 fps

Videography features

Not supported

Audio features

Design

MILC
Aluminum-magnesium
Black,Silver, Chrome,Silver

Dimensions

1.20 lb
5.47 in
3.15 in
1.46 in

Storage

SD, SDHC
SD, SDHC

Power

575
Lithium-Ion

Connectivity

2.0

Other features

Leica M8 Online reviews

Leica M8 Review: Digital Photography Review
In 1954, at Photokina (or 'Foto Kina'), Leica introduced the first M series camera, the M3, the first Leica rangefinder body with a bayonet interchangeable lens mount, it was the beginning of a legendary series of cameras and lenses, the latest of which, the M7 is one of the only 35 mm rangefinder cameras still in production. For over half a century Leica has resisted the temptation to change the essential simple design established with the original M3 (it wasn't until 2002 that an electronically-controlled shutter was introduced allowing aperture priority automatic exposure). With an average 10 years between major upgrades and many of the original M3s still in regular use, the M platform is felt by its legion of fans to be the purest photographic tool available, and a welcome antidote to...Read more

Is the Leica M8 still a Good Choice? Hmmmmm… – Steve Huff Photo
Is the Leica M8 Still A Good Choice? By Steve Huff (or, one hour with an old friend, the Leica M8) Hey guys! Still working on my film stuff as I am awaiting a couple of more rolls to get back from the lab. Having a lab process and scan this time and they take 2-3 days! Anyway, I was out in Phoenix today with a dear...Read more

Extreme Field Test: Leica M8 in Iraq | Popular Photography
Photojournalist Ashley Gilbertson puts the new Leica M8 digital rangefinder to work while on assignment in the world's hottest war zone.Read more