Leica M10 Monochrom is $8,300 camera with 40MP black and white sensor

Jan 17, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Leica M10 Monochrom is $8,300 camera with 40MP black and white sensor

Jan 17, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Join the Discussion

Share on:

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:

Imaging
Lens MountLeica M
Camera FormatFull-Frame (1x Crop Factor)
PixelsEffective: 40.89 Megapixel
Maximum Resolution7864 x 5200
Aspect Ratio1970-01-01 03:02:00
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size36 x 24 mm
Image File FormatDNG, JPEG
Image StabilizationNone
Exposure Control
ISO SensitivityAuto, 160 to 100000
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
1/4000 to 8 Seconds
1/4000 to 960 Seconds in Aperture Priority Mode
0 to 16 Minutes in Bulb Mode
Time Mode
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual
Metering Range-2 to 19 EV
White BalanceAuto, Color Temperature, Manual
Continuous ShootingUp to 4.5 fps at 40.8 MP for up to 10 Exposures
Interval RecordingNo
Self-Timer2/12-Second Delay
Focus
Focus TypeManual Focus Only
Viewfinder and Monitor
Viewfinder TypeOptical
Viewfinder MagnificationApprox. 0.73x
Monitor Size3″
Monitor Resolution1,036,800 Dot
Monitor TypeFixed Touchscreen LCD
Flash
Built-In FlashNo
Flash ModesFirst-Curtain Sync, Second-Curtain Sync
Maximum Sync Speed1/180 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Interface
Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
WirelessWi-Fi
Physical
Battery1 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
Weight1.45 lb / 660 g (Body with Battery)

The Leica M10 Monochrom is available for preorders and it costs $8,295.

Filed Under:

Tagged With:

Find this interesting? Share it with your friends!

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Join the Discussion

DIYP Comment Policy
Be nice, be on-topic, no personal information or flames.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *