Leica M MONOCHROM Camera Specifications

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Leica, the Monochrom Camera maker have announced a new compact Monochrom camera in Berlin Germany, known as Leica M MONOCHROM. Designed designed with the sole purpose of shooting black and white images, the  M MONOCHROM camera deliver ‘true’ black-and-white images in unrivalled sharpness in digital form that make it perfects for users with a a passion for black-and-white photographs.

Unlike other digital camera, the 18 megapixel image sensor comes without a color filter array, anti-aliasing filter and the CCD sensor makes no compromises and ignores all color data allow user to to take some excellent black and white photos. It’s offer up to 10,000 ISO sensitivity range with center-weighted average metering and a classic design with a die-cast magnesium alloy body with solid brass blanks on top and bottom. Dimensions of the device are 5.5 x 1.5 x 3.1 inch (139 × 37 × 80 mm) and has weighs at 21.16 oz / 600 g. with .

Other specs are 2.5-inch TFT color LCD with a sapphire glass LCD cover with 100% Viewfinder Coverage and Screen Coverage, Orientation sensor, memory card slot that support SD up to 2GB and SDHC up to 32GB, rechargeable 1900mAh Lithium-Ion Battery Pack and compatible with the Leica APO-SUMMICRON-M 50 MM F/2 ASPH lens. $7990 USD / £6,120 (inc VAT) (body only). You can check full specs and features of Leica M MONOCHROM below.

Leica M-Monochrom specifications

Body type
Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Body material Magnesium alloy with synthetic leather trim. Top deck and baseplate in brass with black chrome finish
Max resolution 5212 x 3472
Other resolutions 3840 x 2592, 2592 x 1728, 1728 x 1152, 1280 x 846
Image ratio w:h 3:2
Effective pixels 18.0 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 18.5 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor type CCD
Color space sRGB hardwired
ISO Auto, Pull 160, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000
White balance presets 0
Custom white balance No
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Standard
File format
  • DNG (RAW) 14-bit uncompressed (36 MB)
  • JPEG (Fine / Basic)
  • DNG + JPEG
Image parameters
  • Sharpening (5): Off, Low, Standard, Medium High, High
  • Contrast : Low, Medium Low, Standard, Medium High, High
  • Toning: Hue (Sepia, Cool, Selenium), Strength (Off, Weak Strong)
Optics & Focus
Digital zoom No
Manual focus Yes
Lens mount Leica M mount
Focal length multiplier 1×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 2.5
Screen dots 230,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT color LCD with a sapphire glass LCD cover
Live view No
Viewfinder type Optical (rangefinder)
Viewfinder magnification 0.68×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 32 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe)
Flash modes Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync
Flash X sync speed 1/180 sec
Continuous drive Yes (2 fps)
Self-timer Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Metering modes
  • Center-weighted
Exposure compensation ±3 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±2 (3, 5, 7 frames )
WB Bracketing No
Videography features
Microphone None
Speaker None
Storage types SD/SDHC card
Storage included None
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Wireless None
Remote control No
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
Weight (inc. batteries) 600 g (1.32 lb / 21.16 oz)
Dimensions 139 x 80 x 37 mm (5.47 x 3.15 x 1.46)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording No
GPS None


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