Leica M8.2 Review

 
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Model Name: Leica M8.2 
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General
Model Number: M8.2
Camera Format: Rangefinder
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price:  
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2008-09-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 19.2 oz (545 g)
Size: 5.5 x 3.2 x 1.4 in.
(139 x 80 x 37 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer: Kodak
Effective Megapixels: 10.3
Sensor Format: 1.28 inch
Sensor size: 486mm2 (27.00mm x 18.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.89 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.3x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score:  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):  
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DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3916 x 2634 (10.3 MP, Other),
3936 x 2630 (10.4 MP, 3:2),
2952 x 1972 (5.8 MP, 3:2),
1968 x 1315 (2.6 MP, 3:2),
1312 x 876 (1.1 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG, Raw (.DNG)
Continuous-mode frames/second: n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: No
Movie Resolution:
Movie File Format:  
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Leica M bayonet
Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
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Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: No
Auto Focus Type: n/a
Auto Focus Assist Light? n/a
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: Bright-line frame viewfinder with automatic parallax compensation, 0.68 x magnification
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.51x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.68x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: No
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 2500
Minimum ISO (native): 160
ISO Settings: Auto, 160 - 2500
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, 6 presets, Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 32 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation:  
Metering Modes: Center-weighted TTL
Program Auto Exposure: No
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: No
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes:  
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No
Flash Modes: n/a
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.3 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: Raw (.DNG)
Movie File Format:  
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: No
Remote Control:
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Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):  
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Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution):  
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Startup Time:  
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Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 0.0
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Capture One 4
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: LEICA M8.2 integrates a new extra-quiet, low-vibration metal blade focal plane shutter which allows the photographer to determine the right moment for cocking; new snapshot exposure mode; an ultra scratch-resistant sapphire crystal as coverglass for the camera monitor; a new easy-grip and specially robust "vulcanite" finish.

Leica M8.2



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