Leica M Monochrom

Last Updated (04 October’12):
– Review & Sample Photos @ TechRadar

Leica M Monochrom is a 18.0-Megapixels Monochrome CCD Sensor Compact System Camera. It features 2.5-inch TFT LCD Display, Leica M Bayonet Mount, Minimalist Design – No Red Leica Logo, New Leatherette Body Covering, SD/SDHC Memory Card Slot, Bright-Line Frame Viewfinder, DNG (RAW) + JPEG Formats, Maximum ISO 10000, Editing Software Free Download Included. The camera measures (W x H x D) 5.5 x 3.2 x 1.5″ / 13.97 x 8.13 x 3.81 cm and weight 21.16 oz / 600 g.

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Leica M Monochrom Reviews

Techradar reviews the Leica M Monochrom and writes;
“As yet we have only been able to inspect the results from a pre-production sample of the Leica M Monochrom, but they are very impressive. Noise appears to be very limited, and even in the shadows shots taken at ISO 2500 have only a fine grain visible at 100 per cent on the computer screen. Tonal gradations also look natural and smooth.”
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T3 reviews the Leica M Monochrom and writes;
“We were shown some images taken on the Monochrom by a pro film photographer and we were mightily impressed with the results. we also reeled of a few snaps, too, and while we only see these dispayed on the tiny LCD screen on the back of the camera, the quality was excellent, and much more refined than what we’d expect from a b/w filter on a standard digital camera.”
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Imaging-resource reviews the Leica M Monochrom and writes;
“The same is also true of image detail: with no need to share information between adjacent pixels, final images can be significantly sharper than is the case in the M9 and M9-P. (And thanks to the lack of an antialiasing filter, the M9 / N9-P already had great per-pixel sharpness.)”
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Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Leica M Monochrom and writes;
“As Leica’s press material states, the M Monochrom is “the perfect camera for anyone with a passion for black-and-white photography.” This may very well be 100% true,..”
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Popphoto reviews the Leica M Monochrom and writes;
“Despite not having any color information, the Monochrom has an uncanny amount of dynamic range. Because of that, I was eager to check it out in high-contrast settings like this one and was very impressed by how much detail it could maintain. Bright white clothing on a dark, shiny black mannequin isn’t a simple thing to shoot, but the Monochrom nailed it. Once I got the exposure right, at least. “
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Leica M Monochrom Features

Leica M Monochrom is the first full-frame, 35 mm format digital camera which specifically designed for the capture of light in its purest form and allows users to make a black-and-white photography. It offers 18 megapixels CCD which produces 100% sharper images than with colour sensors, and ensures you can capture ‘true’ black-and-white images in unrivalled sharpness and dynamic range. This camera also combine the brilliant imaging qualities of Leica M-Lenses and the image sensor to produce images with outstanding sharpness and natural brilliance.


Moreover, the Leica M Monochrom offers a RAW data histogram display for the precise control of tonal values that combined with a configurable clipping display allows precise correction or optimisation of exposures. This camera allows users to capture images in JPEG format that can be converted with characteristic toning effects from black-and-white film photography like sepia, cold or selenium toning.

Leica M Monochrom Features:

+ 18MP Monochrome CCD Sensor

+ 2.5″ TFT LCD Display

+ Leica M Bayonet Mount

+ Minimalist Design – No Red Leica Logo

+ New Leatherette Body Covering

+ SD/SDHC Memory Card Slot

+ Bright-Line Frame Viewfinder

+ DNG (RAW) + JPEG Formats

+ Maximum ISO 10000

+ Editing Software Free Download Included

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