Leica has just announced the latest addition to its M-series. The Leica M10 Monochrom is a specialized digital rangefinder camera and another black-and-white camera from Leica. It features a 40MP full-frame monochrome CMOS sensor and allows you to take high-quality black and white images.
The M10 Monochrom is based on the Leica M10-P, but it’s something like an upgrade of it. It features a higher-resolution sensor and a higher ISO range. It has a slimmer body, a dedicated ISO dial, touchscreen controls, a quiet mechanical shutter, and built-in Wi-Fi. Like other digital models, it connects wirelessly to the Leica FOTOS app on iOS and Android.
As for the monochrome 40MP CMOS sensor, it’s paired with the Maestro II image processor. These two combined promise to deliver a wide dynamic range and remarkable tonal rendering. They also enable enhanced sensitivity when working in low light.
The sensor omits an optical low-pass filter for improved sharpness and resolution. The Leica M10 Monochrom features the ISO range of 160-100,000, much higher than color M10 variants. This is because its sensor omits a color filter array (CFA), which offers the ability to only record monochromatic photos using only luminance values.
Here are the full specs of the Leica M10 Monochrom and a few more photos:
|Lens Mount||Leica M|
|Camera Format||Full-Frame (1x Crop Factor)|
|Pixels||Effective: 40.89 Megapixel|
|Maximum Resolution||7864 x 5200|
|Aspect Ratio||1970-01-01 03:02:00|
|Sensor Size||36 x 24 mm|
|Image File Format||DNG, JPEG|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 160 to 100000|
|Shutter Speed||Mechanical Shutter|
|1/4000 to 8 Seconds|
|1/4000 to 960 Seconds in Aperture Priority Mode|
|0 to 16 Minutes in Bulb Mode|
|Metering Method||Center-Weighted Average|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture Priority, Manual|
|Metering Range||-2 to 19 EV|
|White Balance||Auto, Color Temperature, Manual|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 4.5 fps at 40.8 MP for up to 10 Exposures|
|Focus Type||Manual Focus Only|
|Viewfinder and Monitor|
|Viewfinder Magnification||Approx. 0.73x|
|Monitor Resolution||1,036,800 Dot|
|Monitor Type||Fixed Touchscreen LCD|
|Flash Modes||First-Curtain Sync, Second-Curtain Sync|
|Maximum Sync Speed||1/180 Second|
|Flash Compensation||-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)|
|Dedicated Flash System||TTL|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe|
|Memory Card Slot||Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Battery||1 x BP-SCL5 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.4 VDC, 1300 mAh|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||5.47 x 3.15 x 1.52" / 139 x 80 x 38.5 mm|
|Weight||1.45 lb / 660 g (Body with Battery)|
The Leica M10 Monochrom is available for preorders and it costs $8,295.