Variants: Silver-black and black
Camera Type: 35mm rangefinder system
Viewfinder: Reverse Galilean (0.58×, 0.72×, or 0.85× magnification)
Lens mount: Leica M
Shutter: focal plane
Exposure meter: CdS selective
Exposure modes: manual, aperture priority semi-automatic
ASA/ISO range: 6 to 6400 ISO
X sync speed: 1/50, any speed with high speed flash
TTL Flash: Yes
Motor drive: Winder
Battery: 1x lithium
Number produced: unknown
The Leica M7 is a 35mm film rangefinder camera introduced in 2002. It is part of the Leica M-series rangefinder camera system originating with the Leica M3.
The first M camera to have an electronically controlled shutter which offers aperture priority semi-automatic exposure in addition to manual exposure.
There are versions with 0.58×, 0.72×, or 0.85× viewfinder magnifications.
Electronically controlled horizontal travel with cloth curtains. Provided with two mechanically controlled speeds (1/60s and 1/125s) in case of battery failure.
TTL flash measurement possible with SCA connector. Normal synchronisation 1/50s, high speed flash synchronisation with suitable flash unit at any shutter speed.
- Leica M7 user manual at Butkus.org
- The Leica M7 Technical Data pdf at Leica.
- The Leica M-System page at Leica.
- The Leica M7 Group at Flickr.