Leica M11, black finish

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Leica M11 Black Finish

A Legend Reinvented

Leica Camera is proud to introduce the newest milestone of the company’s legendary rangefinder camera: The Leica M11. Combining the experience of traditional rangefinder photography with contemporary camera technology, delivering maximum flexibility to every photographer. Featuring an exclusive new image sensor, expanded ISO range, dual memory options, extended battery life and a streamlined and intuitive menu system; the Leica M11 represents a new benchmark in digital photography as the most versatile, customizable and powerful M camera Leica has ever built.

At the heart of the M11 is a full-frame BSI CMOS sensor with Triple Resolution Technology. Raw image files in DNG and JPEG format can be recorded at 60, 36 or 18 megapixels, always using the full sensor area. The 60-megapixel option 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; it records at 14-bit color 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 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.

The essentials:

Groundbreaking full frame BSI CMOS color sensor with Triple Resolution Technology for incredible file output and unmatched image quality with M-lenses
Highest dynamic range M camera to date with a native ISO of 64 and up to 15 stops of dynamic range
Maestro III processor for high-speed image processing & date storage
64 GB of internal memory enabling parallel image storage and in-camera backup
USB-C port for on-the-go charging and data transfer
64% more battery capacity compared to M10 and more power-efficient system for extended shooting session
Electronic shutter up to 1/16,000 and long exposures up to 1 hour, allowing for even more creative possibilities in extreme lighting conditions
The black-finish variant of the Leica M11 features a top plate made of high-quality aluminum with a scratch-resistant coating, making it 20% lighter than its Silver Chrome counterpart
Multi-field metering is now possible when shooting in rangefinder mode, enabling users to shoot in dynamic lighting conditions while also conserving battery
Live View digital stabilization allowing for smooth and accurate manual focusing while using Live View
Two Digital Zoom options (1.3x and 1.8x) for fast cropping of DNG and JPG files
UHS-II SD card compatibility and 3GB buffer enabling quick image storage
Three customizable function buttons allowing quick access to almost any menu setting in the camera
New 2.3 megapixel touch screen display with up to 800 nits of brightness, for comfortable image viewing during daytime shoots
The Leica M11 is a “Made for iPhone and iPad” certified product allowing for reliable data transfer to Leica FOTOS via the included USB-C to Lightning cable
Outstanding build quality, designed and made in Germany



Camera type:

Digital camera system with rangefinder


Memory 3 GB

DNG™: 15 recordings

JPG: > 100 recordings

Storage Medium:

UHS-II (recommended), UHS-I, SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card (SDXC cards up to 2 TB, internal memory 64 GB)


Black: full-metal housing made of magnesium and aluminum, leatherette cover

Lens mount:

Leica M bayonet with additional sensor for 6-bit encoding

Operating conditions:

+0 to +40°C


ISO accessory shoe with additional control contacts for Leica flash units and Leica Visoflex 2 viewfinder (optional accessory), USB 3.1 Gen1 Typ-C

Tripod thread:

A 1⁄4 DIN 4503 (1⁄4”) with stainless steel in the base


139 x 38.5 x 80mm


Black: approx. 530 g/455 g (with/without battery)

Sensor size:

CMOS sensor, pixel pitch: 3.76 μm, 35 mm: 9528 x 6328 pixels (60.3 MP)


Leica Maestro series (Maestro III)


RGB color filter, UV/IR filter, no low-pass filter

File formats:

DNG™ (raw data, loss-free compression), DNG + JPG, JPG (DCF, Exif 2.30)

Image resolution:


L-DNG 60,3 MP 9528 x 6328 pixels

M-DNG 36,5 MP 7416 x 4928 pixels

S-DNG 18,4 MP 5272 x 3498 pixels


L-JPG 60,1 MP 9504 x 6320 pixels

M-JPG 36,2 MP 7392 x 4896 pixels

S-JPG 18,2 MP 5248 x 3472 pixels

File size:


L-DNG approx. 70–120 MB

M-DNG approx. 40–70 MB

S-DNG approx. 20–40 MB


L-JPG approx. 15–30 MB

M-JPG approx. 9–18 MB

S-JPG approx. 5–9 MB

Color depth:

DNG™: 14 Bit, JPG: 8 Bit

Color space:



Large, bright-line rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation, suitable for -0.5 dpt; optional corrective lenses available: -3 to +3 dpt


Four-digit digital display with items show on the top and bottom, Image field limiter: two lit frames: 35 mm + 135 mm, 28 mm + 90 mm, 50 mm + 75 mm (automatic switchover when lens is attached)

Parallax compensation:

The horizontal and vertical difference between viewfinder and lens is compensated automatically in line with the relevant focus setting. Congruence of viewfinder and actual image. The size of the bright-line frame matches the distance:

– at 2 m: the exact sensor size of approx. 23.9 x 35.8 mm

– at infinity: (depending on focal length) approx. 7.3% (28 mm) to 18% (135 mm)

– less than 2 m: less than sensor size

Viewfinder magnification:

x0.73 (all lenses)

Large-base rangefinder:

Split or superimposed image rangefinder shown as a bright field at the center of the viewfinder image

LCD panel:

2.95” (Active Matrix TFT), Gorilla Glass 5 cover glass, 2,332,800 dots, format 3:2, touch control available

Shutter type:

Electronically controlled focal plane shutter and electronic shutter function

Shutter speeds:

Mech. shutter: 60 min to 1⁄4000 s

Electro. shutter function: 60 s to 1⁄16000 s

Flash Synch: up to 1⁄180 s

Optional noise reduction via additional “black picture” (can be disabled)

Shutter button:

Two-stage (1st stage: activation of the camera electronics including exposure metering and metering memory lock, 2nd stage: taking the picture)


Delay time: 2 s or 12 s

Image capture:


Continuous - Low Speed (3 fps)

Continuous - High Speed (4.5 fps)

Interval Shooting

Exposure Bracketing

Focus range:

70 cm to ∞

Focus mode:

Manual (focus assist functions Magnification and Focus Peaking available)

Exposure metering:

TTL (exposure metering through the lens)

Metering principle:

Exposure metering is done by the image sensor for all exposure metering methods (in Live View mode and in rangefinder mode)

Exposure metering:

Spot, Center-Weighted, Multi-Field

Exposure modes:

Aperture priority mode (A): Automatic shutter speed control with manual aperture preselection

Manual (M): manual setting for shutter speed and aperture

Exposure compensation:

±3 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments

Automatic bracketing:

3 or 5 shots, graduations between shoots up to 3 EV, in 1⁄3 EV increments, additional optional exposure compensation: up to ±3 EV

ISO sensitivity range:

Auto ISO: IS0 64 (native) to ISO 50 000, also available in flash mode

Manual: ISO 64 to ISO 50,000

White balance:

Automatic (Auto), Default (Daylight - 5200 K, Cloudy - 6100 K, Shadow - 6600 K, Tungsten - 2950 K, HMI - 5700 K, Fluorescent (warm) - 3650 K, Fluorescent (cool) - 5800 K, Flash - 6600 K), manual metering (Gray card), manual color temperature setting (Color Temperature, 2000 K to 11,500 K)

Flash sync time:

1⁄180s, slower shutter speeds available, automatic switchover to TTL linear flash mode with HSS-compatible Leica system flash units if sync time is undercut

Flash exposure metering:

Using center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering with Leica flash units (SF 26, SF 40, SF 58, SF 60, SF 64) or with system-compatible flash units, remote controlled flash SF C1

Flash exposure compensation:

SF 40: ±2 EV in 1⁄2 EV increments

SF 60: ±2 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments

Other: ±3 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments

Display in flash mode (in the viewfinder only):

Flash icon: Connection of an external flash unit

Equipment WLAN:

The Leica FOTOS app is required to use the WLAN function. The Leica app is available from the Apple App Store™ or the Google Play Store™. 2.4 GHz/5 GHz* dual band IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wave2 WLAN (standard WLAN protocol), encryption method: WLAN-compatible WPA™/WPA2™, access method: infrastructure mode


Bluetooth v4.2 BR/EDR/LE, BR/DR-channel 1-79, LE-channel 0-39 (2402–2480 MHz)


Geotagging via Leica FOTOS app using Bluetooth

* Available after Firmware Update during second half of 202

Menu languages:

English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Portuguese

Rechargeable battery (Leica BP-SCL7):

Li-Ion (Lithium-Polymer) rechargeable battery, rated voltage: 7.4 V / capacity: 1800 mAh, Charging voltage/current: DC 1000 mAh, 7.4 V, operating conditions: +10°C to +35°C (charging) / +0°C to +40°C (discharged)

Charger (Leica BC-SCL7)

Input: USB-C DC 5 V, 2 A, output: DC 8.4 V, 1 A, operating conditions: +10°C to +35°C

Power pack (Leica ACA-SCL7):

Input: AC 110 V - 240 V ~ 50/60 Hz, 0.3 A, output: DC 5 V, 2 A, operating conditions: +10°C to +35°C

USB power supply:

When in standby mode or Off: USB charging function

When On: USB power supply and intermittent charging

What's Included


Leica M11, camera strap, battery, charger including cable, Leica FOTOS cable, instructions, cover for accessory shoe, warranty card

Leica Camera AG (‘LEICA’) provides a two-year product warranty for this LEICA product, including the accessories contained in the original packaging, valid from the date of purchase from an authorized LEICA dealer.

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