Photographers who consciously use the unique aesthetics of black and white photography to express their creative potential can count on Leica M Monochrom as a modern and perfect tool. Like its predecessor, which was the first digital camera designed exclusively for black and white photography, it offers the latest technology to support creative visualization in archetypal form. For images of unsurpassed quality. For photos with unthinkable earlier sharpness and clarity. A pioneer in all respects. True Leica
Black-and-white photography with unsurpassed speed: with the Leica Maestro processor, the Leica M Monochrom camera works as quickly as its color vision colleague, and it also has a 2 GB buffer memory. This allows you to serial shoot 3 times faster than in the previous model and receives images of the highest quality. Images are instantly available for viewing and recording on a memory card, in RAW and JPEG formats.
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Leica M Monochrom – the sharpest way to look at things in black and white: thanks to a full-frame 24-megapixel sensor – the camera works three times faster than its predecessor. Since each pixel captures the true value of the power signal, this results in 100% sharpness of the pictures with exceptional depth, brightness, and detail. Photos that meet professional requirements already in JPEG format.
Restrained and durable, Leica M Monochrom has everything a photographer needs for unobtrusive filming throughout his life. Its endurance is guaranteed by the high quality of the assembly and the strength of the materials that make up its design. An extremely scratch-resistant sapphire coating is used to protect the LCD display. Minimalism in management makes it a true Leica.
If you draw with light
The elimination of color filters in front of the sensor, allows you to get more light. More light for aesthetics, enchanting sharpness even with sensitivity up to ISO 25000. Photos have fine-grained noise, at high ISO values, which resembles a grain of photographic film. Thanks to a combination of low susceptibility to noise, a bright viewfinder / range finder, a low level of shutter vibrations and high-aperture lenses, Leica M Monochrom offers a completely new perspective for photography in affordable lighting.
For the camera, Leica M Monochrom designed and released color filters for the lens. They change the contrast, brightness, and saturation of the shades of gray. Yellow, green and orange filters – open up new possibilities for creative effects with light and contrast. This is effective for creating unusual moods in landscapes, portraits and other genres of photography. At the same time, the multilayer coating reduces reflection and provides high transmission without vignetting.
Full visual control with Live View
In Live View mode, you see an image on a 3-inch monitor with a resolution of 921,600 dots, and control the composition, exposure, depth of field and focus. The Live View Focus Peaking, with automatic focus area lighting. These different paths lead to the maximum sharpness.
Video quality M
Press the button to record the video: Leica M Monochrom has a separate button for recording 1080p full-HD video. And thanks to a full-frame 35mm sensor, the video with M Monochrom is more like a movie. Thanks to a special adapter, the legendary R-series lenses can now be used for video shooting, using all the functions. Perfect sound is provided with the optional Leica microphone kit, which contains an adapter and a stereo microphone.
More creative possibilities
With Leica M Monochrom, the characteristic effects from analogous black and white. Just save the exposure in JPEG format it’s as easy as getting interesting results.
Leica M Monochrom / Leica M-System / Photography - Leica Camera 2018
Leica M Monochrom / Leica M-System / Photography - Leica Camera 2018 As the Leica M Monochrom has no need for a color filter, there's also no need to calculate luminance values by interpolation. The result: black-and-white read more...