A Lightweight Upgrade
Leica M11

Leica has just launched its latest flagship camera under the M series. The Leica M11 digital rangefinder has been re-engineered with plenty of new elements, easily making it the most powerful M camera yet.

The core of the new camera is the exclusive full-frame 60-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor with Triple Resolution Technology. Photographers are able to shoot at 60, 36, or 18 megapixels, depending on if they require extraordinary image quality and details or quicker camera actions, and raw files can be captured in DNG and JPEG formats. The built-in 64 GB memory is a great backup for storage.

With a sensitivity range of ISO 64 to 50,000, the camera records at 14-bit colour depth and has a dynamic range of up to 15 stops. Equipped with the Maestro III processor, shooting is fluid even at high image quality settings, while the electronic shutter features a shutter speed of up to 1/16,000 second.

The black finish edition of M11 weighs just 530 g with battery thanks to the scratch-resistant aluminium top plate, making it around 20% lighter than the silver-chrome edition. Having said that, the latter’s weight of 640 g is still pretty comfortable for carrying around, and the brass top plate offers a classic retro look. The omission of bottom plate also helps reduce the camera’s weight, as well as allowing for easier battery and SD card swaps. At 1,800 mAh, the battery holds 64% more charge  than before, and the newly added USB-C port can be used for charging the battery and transferring data.

The overall design of Leica M11 is optimised for efficiency and ergonomics. Three customisable function buttons next to the brand new 2.3 megapixel touch screen display allow quick access to menu setting. New accessories including the Visoflex 2 electronic viewfinder and dedicated handgrip have been launched together with the Leica M11 for true pros to up their game to even higher levels.