The many features of the multifunctional handgrip M includes an integrated GPS module thus allowing photographers to save exposure location information in the EXIF image data (geotagging) and later sort and display images according to this attribute.
To permit the use of a separate flash unit when an accessory viewfinder is mounted on the camera, the multifunctional handgrip M also provides a dedicated SCA hot shoe that communicates with the camera in the same way as its own hot shoe.
The multifunctional handgrip M also provides a socket for an external power supply and a DIN/ISO-X sync socket for studio flash systems, in addition an optional power pack is also available.
The Leica M can also be connected directly to a computer via this handgrip's integrated USB socket, allowing full remote control of the camera with the Leica Image Shuttle software package and the transfer of image files directly to the computer via a USB cable.
Last but by no means least, the multifunctional handgrip M also helps aid to the safe and steady handling of the camera, particularly when shooting with heavier R-Lenses.