Sep 15 2008
Overview of the M8.2
Are you a professional photographer looking for a camera that can deliver the ultimate image quality? Or, are you an amateur photographer who is keen to invest in a high-end camera for your photography hobby? Look no further than the Leica M8.2 camera.Leica is a German-based company that has been producing high-quality cameras since 1913. The Leica M8.2 is the second digital Leica M model and is a favorite among photographers worldwide due to its exceptional image quality and design.In this blog post, we will take an in-depth look at the Leica M8.2 camera. From its design to image quality, we'll explore the pros and cons of owning this camera. We hope this review will help you determine if the Leica M8.2 is worth the investment for your photography needs. Let's dive in!
Leica M8.2 Pros and Cons
Now, we will look more closely at our review of the Leica M8.2 camera. We will see what it can do and compare it to other cameras like it. We will tell you what's good about it and what's not so good. This way, you'll know if it's the camera for you!
Build and Construction
Body and dimensions
|Dimensions||139 x 80 x 37mm|
The Leica M8.2 is not sealed against water and dust, so it's important to be careful when using it in such conditions. If you often shoot in environments with water or dust, it's recommended to check out another camera with weather sealing.
Design and Handling
Main design features
|View Finder||Optical (rangefinder)|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||230k dots|
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
This camera has a fixed type 2.50" screen, with a display resolution of 230k dots. This makes the Leica M8.2 not as suitable for those looking for a vlogging camera as you cannot view yourself while shooting selfies easily. Unfortunately, the camera does not have a touch screen, which may make it less user-friendly.
M8.2 includes a optical (rangefinder) viewfinder with no electronic viewfinder of resolution with a coverage of n/a and a magnification of n/a. This feature enhances the camera's suitability for outdoor photography in bright conditions.
Leica M8.2 has a 10MP sized CCD sensor. You can shoot at maximum resolution of 10 pixels. Leica M8.2 has a native ISO range of 160 - 2500 which can be boosted to null - null. It can also save files in RAW format which gives you a wider room for post processing.
Sep 15 2008
160 - 2500
|Extended ISO||null - null|
|Max resolution||3936 x 2630 pixels|
DXO Sensor Scores
Low Light ISO
DXO mark sensor scores
The DXOmark rankings indicate that the Leica M8.2 camera has excellent color depth performance, which refers to the number of colors the sensor can distinguish. Additionally, its dynamic range is also excellent, allowing it to retain high amounts of details in both bright and dark areas of a scene. The camera's low light ISO performance is excellent, which is an important factor to consider if you plan to use it in dimly lit indoor environments or at night. Overall the image quality of the M8.2 is excellent
Camera crop factor (or focal length multiplier) refers to how a camera's sensor size affects the apparent field of view of a lens. Crop factor is determined by comparing the size of a camera's sensor to that of a full-frame sensor, which is a standard reference size for camera sensors.
Crop factor calculator
Full frame equivalent
This camera: APS-H
Connectivity, storage, battery
|Battery Life||575 shots|
The Leica M8.2 supports SD/SDHC card with 1 slots for storage. This may suffice for everyday use. However, for professional applications such as wedding photography, it is not recommended as a memory card malfunction could lead to the loss of all footage.
The Leica M8.2 uses the undefined model of battery pack. This is rated for 575 shots shots which is high. If you intend to take photos or record videos for an extended period, it might be a good idea to bring along additional batteries.
The Leica M8.2 does not have a built-in flash, but it does offer a flash shoe that allows you to attach external flashes. This provides more versatility in your lighting choices.
The Leica M8.2 boasts a maximum mechanical shutter speed of 1/4000s, which is ideal for shooting fast-moving subjects in bright environments, such as in sports photography. Faster shutter speeds enable you to freeze the action and capture every detail, making it easier to get the perfect shot.
With a continuous mechanical shutter speed of n/a or an electronic shutter speed of n/a, this camera is not capable of capturing the perfect moment more easily, making it not as suited for wedding, sports, and wildlife photography. Higher shutter speeds make it easier to capture fast-paced action, ensuring that you never miss the perfect shot.
Leica M8.2 does not have autofocus (AF)
While contrast detection is generally more accurate and precise, phase detection autofocus is faster and more effective in most situations, particularly when photographing moving subjects.
Phase detection autofocus works by dividing the incoming light into pairs and then analyzing how they intersect on the camera's sensor. This method allows the camera to determine not only if a subject is in focus but also the direction and distance needed to adjust the focus to achieve perfect sharpness.
On the other hand, contrast detection autofocus works by analyzing the contrast of an image and adjusting the focus until the highest contrast is detected. While this method is very accurate, it can be slow, especially in low light conditions or when photographing moving subjects.
The Leica M8.2 features a CCD sensor
No the M8.2 does not have weather sealing.
The Leica M8.2 was announced on Sep 15 2008
No the M8.2 does not have in-body image stabilization that can compensate for camera shake, making it easier to shoot handheld in low light conditions.
The M8.2 has a native ISO range of 160-2500, which can be expanded to ISO null-null for even greater sensitivity in low light conditions.
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