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What size LCD is on the Leica M8?

The Leica M8 features a 2.5-inch rear LCD display, which offers a resolution of 230,000 dots. LCD-size is measured across the diagonal of the screen. Having a large and detailed display on the back is convenient for image review, and settings control. Naturally, the size of the LCD is correlated with the size of the camera, as a bigger camera body will offer more space on the back to place a sizeable rear screen.

Leica M8 Screen Specs
Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder
Viewfinder Field of View 100%
Top-Level Screen no Top Display
LCD Size 2.5 inch
LCD Resolution 230k dots
LCD Attachment Fixed screen
Touch Input No touchscreen

In terms of screen handling characteristics, the LCD of the Leica M8 is not touch sensitive and is fixed to the body.

Back side of the Leica M8 with LCD

M8 and credit card rear side

As can be seen from the rear-side image, the 2.5-inch LCD occupies a large part of the backside of the camera. For comparison, the diagonal on a standard credit card measures 4 inches.

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Camera to camera comparisons

The Leica M8 is a rangefinder-focusing mirrorless camera that was officially introduced in September 2006 and is equipped with an APS-H sensor. It offers a resolution of 10.4 megapixel. In the United States, the camera was initially launched at a price of $5,499.

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The table below compares the rear screen specs of the Leica M8 to those of several similar cameras. Additionally, the table includes some information on other core features, such as the viewfinder, shutter, flash, and image stabilization system.

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LCD and Other Feature Comparison
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Specifications
(inch/000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Leica M8optical n2.5 / 230 fixed n 1/8000s 2.0/s n n
2.
 
Canon 400Doptical n2.5 / 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0/s Y n
3.
 
Canon 1100Doptical n2.7 / 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0/s Y n
4.
 
Leica M Typ 262optical n3.0 / 921 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0/s n n
5.
 
Leica M9optical n2.5 / 230 fixed n 1/4000s 2.0/s n n
6.
 
Leica M10optical n3.0 / 1037 fixed n 1/4000s 5.0/s n n
7.
 
Nikon D40Xoptical n2.5 / 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0/s Y n
8.
 
Nikon D80optical n2.5 / 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0/s Y n
9.
 
Nikon D3000optical n3.0 / 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0/s Y n
10.
 
Nikon D5000optical n2.7 / 230 full-flex n 1/4000s 4.0/s Y n
11.
 
Panasonic L10optical n2.5 / 207 swivel n 1/4000s 3.0/s Y n
Note: *) Information refers to the mechanical shutter, unless the camera only has an electronic one.

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Leica M8
    Camera Type Rangefinder camera
    Camera Lens Leica M mount lenses
    Launch Date September 2006
    Launch Price USD 5 499
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology CCD
    Sensor Format APS-H Sensor
    Sensor Size 27.0 x 18.0 mm
    Sensor Area 486 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 32.4 mm
    Crop Factor 1.3x
    Sensor Resolution 10.4 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 3 936 x 2 630 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 6.84 μm
    Pixel Density 2.13 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter
    Movie Capability no Video
    ISO Setting 160 - 2 500 ISO
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 59
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 21.1
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 11.3
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 663
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display
    LCD Size 2.5 inch
    LCD Resolution 230k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen
    Touch Input No touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System Manual Focus
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking Feature
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 2 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy100 000 actuations
    Silent Shootingno E-Shutter
    Time Lapse Photographyno Intervalometer
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards
    Single or Dual Card Slots Single card slot
    UHS card support no
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0
    HDMI Port no HDMI
    Wifi Support no Wifi
    Body Specs
    Battery Type Leica BLI-312 power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)550 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 139 x 80 x 37 mm
    (5.5 x 3.1 x 1.5 in)
    Camera Weight 591 g (20.8 oz)

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