Leica M8 Digital Camera Body
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Leica M8 Digital Camera Body

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The Leica M8 is the first digital camera in the rangefinder M series introduced by Leica Camera AG. It uses a 10.3-megapixel Kodak KAF-10500 CCD image sensor.

The Leica M8 is the first digital camera in the rangefinder M series introduced by Leica Camera AG. It uses a 10.3-megapixel Kodak KAF-10500 CCD image sensor.

The M8 body is slightly thicker than the classic MP and M7 (approximately ~14% thicker). It is an all-metal body made of a high-strength magnesium alloy. The top and base plates are cut from brass billets, before receiving a black or silver chrome finish.

The M8 supports all existing Leica M-mount lenses, however some older models might not function properly due to the protruding elements of lens into the camera. All lenses are multiplied by a 1.33x crop factor, hence a 28mm lens will act approximately like a 35mm when mounted to the M8. Because the sensor lacks an infrared filter, an IR-cut filter in front of the lens is recommended.

The M8 uses modern metal-blade focal-plane shutter. It can fire flash synchronization at 1/250 second X-sync and a top shutter speed of 1/8000 sec. The flash system used in the M8 is M-TTL.

The camera uses a 6-bit coding system that identifies the lens in use to the electronics built into M8 body. The code is included on all current Leica lenses. To prevent excessive vignetting due to closer lens mount than in a DSLR and thus higher light rays angle on the sensor periphery, offset micro-lenses are used on the CCD. The 6-bit code on lenses gives information about optic vignetting characteristics, permitting software adjustment.

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Product Specification

aspectratio 3:2
batterymodel Lithium Ion
cameralensmount Leica M
cropfactor 1.33
fileformats DNG, JPEG
isomax 2500
isomin 160
megapixels 10,3
memorycardformat SD
meteringsystem TTL, center weighted averaging
screenresolution 230,000
screensize 2,5
sensorsize 18x27 mm
sensortype 27 x 18 mm CCD sensor (Kodak KAF-10500)
size 139x80x37 mm
weight 545
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with a choice of repayment plans over 12, 24 or 36 months 13.9% APR (representative)

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36 month loan with a six month deferral period, 18.9% APR (representative)

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This option comprises term loan with a choice of repayment plans over:

  • 12 months
  • 24 months
  • 36 months

The balance of the finance agreement is payable directly to Novuna Consumer Finance in equal monthly instalments by monthly direct debit. The direct debit payments will commence at the end of the first month following receipt of your goods. The interest rate charged is 13.9% APR. Late payment and early repayment penalties apply; full details of these will be provided in the loan agreement pack.

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  12 Months 24 Months  36 Months 
Cash price  £2,699.00  £2,699.00  £2,699.00
Deposit £0.00 £0.00 £0.00
Loan Amount £2,699.00 £2,699.00 £2,699.00
Monthly Instalment 11 x £241.17 23 x £128.42 35 x £91.05
Final Instalment £241.17 £128.42 £91.05
Total Amount Repayable £2,894.04 £3,082.08 £3,277.80
Representative 13.9% APR 13.9% APR 13.9% APR

Buy now pay later

The Buy Now Pay Later option comprises a 36 month loan following a six month deferral period.

During the six-month deferral period, it is possible to pay off the loan, either by way of a lump sum or in smaller amounts. If the loan is partially repaid within six months, the remaining interest will be adjusted to reflect the new balance. If the loan is fully repaid within the six-month deferral period, then no interest is payable, however, a £29 early settlement fee is payable in respect of repayments within these six months.

Following the six-month deferral period, Novuna Personal Finance will initiate a monthly direct debit payment for the remaining duration of the loan. Interest will be charged at a rate of 18.9% APR on outstanding balances (backdated to the first date of the loan). Novuna Personal Finance will send a reminder letter approximately one month before the six-month deferral period is due to elapse.

For customers based in the Channel Island, please call us to apply for finance

  Balance settled in full within the six month deferral period Balance NOT settled in full within the six month deferral period
Cash price £300 £300
Deposit £0 £0
Loan Amount £300 £300
Settlement fee £29 £0
Settlement payment £329 -
Monthly Instalment - 36 x £11.57
Total Amount Repayable £329 £416.52
Representative 18.9% APR 18.9% APR


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