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Today, Leica Camera has introduced the M-E (Typ 240), their most affordable digital M camera to date. The M-E (Typ 240) has all of the same features and functions as the well-loved M (Typ 240), with a 2GB buffer from the M-P (Typ 240) and a unique anthracite grey paint on the top and bottom plates.

A Tried and True Design

If this feels a bit familiar, it’s because Leica has gone down a similar road before. Back in 2012, Leica launched the M-E, based on the M9 with a few tweaks, including the anthracite grey finish we see today on the M-E (Typ 240).

More commonalities between the original M-E and the M-E (Typ 240) are silver control accents and the removal of the camera’s model designation from the front, similar to Leica’s “P” models. The M-E has proven to be a bit of a cult-classic, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see the M-E (Typ 240) follow a similar path in the years to come.

The Ideal Starter M

Priced at $3,995, the M-E (Typ 240) is the perfect entry point for those looking to get into their first digital M, without getting into something pre-owned. A full 2 year warranty is included with the M-E (Typ 240), as it is with all of Leica’s current digital M cameras.

Of course this is not just a repainted M (Typ 240). Thankfully, a major improvement Leica introduced first on the M-P (Typ 240) is seen on the M-E (Typ 240): a 2GB buffer. When we tested the M-P in 2014, we found that the increased buffer allowed a continuous burst of 34 images with a fast SD card, versus only 13 on the standard M. I expect the M-E (Typ 240) to behave similarly.

Shipping Soon

Initial deliveries of the M-E (Typ 240) are expected in late July 2019. You can pre-order by calling Leica Store Miami at 305-921-4433, emailing or clicking the link below:

Pre-Order the Leica M-E (Typ 240)

About The Author

Leica Specialist

Josh Lehrer has been with Leica Store Miami since 2010 and is as obsessed with Leica as he is with fast cars and his Golden Retriever, Enzo. He particularly enjoys obscure and vintage Leica gear and is probably the only person to use the Leica S for photographing car shows.

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One Response

  1. msnyderfoto

    Let me preface this by saying…I love your site and store! On to the complainin’ . You might need a monitor calibration as this color is in no way similar to the original M-E. That color was clearly leaning blue as compared to other silver/grey finishes. Even Match Thumbs Up (one that I bought from you) couldn’t get it right. It’s a touch too light and grey. This looks like a hammered steel finish..a bit too bright for me.


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