About the Leica M11 (no lens included)
Leica's new tradition
Leica's new tradition
The M11 — shown in silver with lens (sold separately) — features understated German-built design with a state-of-the-art 60-megapixel full-frame sensor.
Leica's M11 camera embodies their "less is more" aesthetic. Its old-school design and controls can help nudge you toward a more creative approach to photography. And you'll get the striking photo quality that Leica is famous for, crisp and rich in detail.
The M Series body design hasn't changed much since its introduction in 1954, but the digital technology inside is a whole new ballgame. Leica continues to expand its capabilities in the M11 — including a powerful new sensor and UV/IR filtering.
Meanwhile, its manual controls remain simple and precise. They make it a pleasure to work with the complementary relationships between f-stop, shutter speed, and focus. This camera is manual focus only, and any Leica M lens — from 1954 forward — will fit.
Classic rangefinder design
A rangefinder camera like the M11 is simple to use once you understand the basic operation principle. Instead of focusing from blurry to crisp like a typical DSLR or mirrorless camera, rangefinders show you two superimposed images that move toward or away from each other when you turn the focus ring. Your shot is in-focus when the two images match each other perfectly and fuse together as one.
"Triple Resolution" full-frame sensor and fast processor
The M11's secret weapon is a full-frame BSI CMOS sensor with Triple Resolution Technology. It uses the full sensor area, whether it's recording at 60, 36 or 18 megapixels. You'll get unprecedented image quality and detail resolution when you use the 60-megapixel option, and speedier camera performance, longer burst lengths, and smaller files with the lower resolutions.
Its new Maestro III processor is super-fast, with a 3GB memory buffer and sequential shooting at up to 4.5 frames per second at full resolution. It can even write image files simultaneously, giving you a high-quality JPEG and a RAW file in DNG.
Made in Germany
I learned photography on my dad's old 1950s Leica M3, and I bet it's still taking great images for the lucky person he eventually sold it to. I carried it around with me in high school and college, and it traveled along with me in my backpack across Europe in the early '90s. It really took a beating, but that rock-solid, precise German design and build always functioned flawlessly, and took great photos. The M11 is its modern iteration, designed for enthusiasts who want top-notch image quality from a camera made to last a lifetime.
- hand-built in Germany
- classic brass top plate in silver-chrome
- full-frame BSI CMOS sensor
- effective recording at 60, 36 or 18 megapixels
- 3:2 aspect ratio
- variable ISO (64-50,000) for high-resolution, low-noise shots even in low light
- selectable mechanical focal plane shutter or electronic shutter
- minimum shutter speed: 1/16,000 second
- maximum shutter speed: 60 seconds (electronic), 60 minutes (mechanical)
- focus range: 27-9/16 inches to infinity
- continuous shooting up to 4.5 fps at full resolution
- 2.95" high-resolution (2.3 million-dot) LCD touchscreen
- optical viewfinder with four-digit display and exposure alerts
- records photos onto SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards (not included) and internal 64GB memory
- Wi-Fi for convenient sharing and control
- free Leica FOTOS mobile app adds remote control using smartphones and tablets
- choice of automatic shutter speed control with manual aperture pre-selection, aperture priority A, or manual shutter speed and aperture setting
- manual focus only
- focus-peaking and magnification focus-assist functions
- self-timer with 2- or 12-second delay
- records in RAW (DNG) and JPEG formats for greater creative flexibility during editing
- 1/4" stainless steel tripod thread in base
Dimensions and warranty:
- 5-1/2"W x 3-3/16"H x 1-9/16"D
- weight (with battery): 22.6 oz.
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 20201
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