A Legend Reimagined – The New Leica M11
The newest Leica milestone is here, and it is a legend reimagined! It is time to welcome the new Leica M11! A beautiful combination of traditional rangefinder photography and contemporary camera technology, the Leica M11 provides ultimate flexibility to any photographer. Featuring an exclusive triple resolution sensor, expanded ISO range, dual memory options, extended battery life and a streamlined and intuitive menu system, the Leica M11 represents the most versatile, customizable and powerful M camera Leica has ever built!
At the core of the Leica M11 is a full-frame BSI CMOS sensor with Triple Resolution Technology. It can shoot raw image files in DNG and JPEG format at 60, 36 or 18 megapixels, always using the full sensor area. At 60-megapixels, the Leica M11 delivers unprecedented image quality and detail resolution, whereas the lower resolutions enable faster camera performance, extended burst lengths, and smaller files.
The Leica M11 has a sensitivity range of ISO 64 to 50,000. As well, it records at 14-bit colour depth and has a dynamic range of up to 15 stops. With its Maestro III processor, the Leica M11 offers a fluid and responsive operation, even at the highest resolution and image quality settings. With the optional electronic shutter featuring a shutter speed of up to 1/16,000 of a second, photographers are empowered to work with wide-open apertures, in bright light, without ND filters. The M11 also marks the first-time multi-field metering in rangefinder mode will be available, offering photographers a valuable tool to curate light.
The Leica M11’s upgraded 1800mAh battery stores 64% more power than before, and combined with the camera’s more efficient operation, allows for considerably longer shooting sessions with a single charge. Additionally, the newly added universal USB-C port serves to transfer data and charge the camera’s battery, using most USB-C chargers. The black-finish variant of the Leica M11 features a top plate made of high-quality aluminum with a new scratch-resistant coating. As a result, the body is approximately 20% (100 grams) lighter than its silver-chrome counterpart. By comparison, the silver-chrome M11 features a classic brass top plate and weighs 640 grams.
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Want to know how the Leica M11 holds up in the field? Dave from TCSTV got to go to New York to test it out! Check out TCSTV’s Hands-On Review below!
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