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Leica M10 Monochrom

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Leica M10 Monochrom

Leica Camera is excited to announce the long-awaited third generation of its innovative black and white digital rangefinder cameras, the Leica M10 Monochrom. Based on the Leica M10-P platform, the M10 Monochrom brings a new level of resolution and performance to the M-System as well as black and white photography as a whole.

The Leica M10 Monochrom touts a brand new 40 megapixel full frame monochrome sensor that achieves new heights in sharpness, detail and resolution while also opening up newfound versatility with a lower base ISO of 160 and a higher maximum ISO of 100,000. With these new levels of performance, the M10 Monochrom is even more capable than its predecessors in any lighting scenarios while maintaining the film-like grain and beautiful contrast and sharpness it is known for, thanks to the removal of the color filter array from the sensor. The M10 Monochrom is the ideal camera for the most passionate and dedicated black and white photographers.

The newly developed 40 megapixel sensor has been built from the ground up with the M10 Monochrom in mind, achieving new more versatile ISO performance. The removal of color filter array ensures each pixel receives more light and no interpolation is needed, ensuring the highest quality black and white captures. The Leica M10 Monochrom is the epitome of discretion — which is why Leica chose to omit the familiar, and potentially eye-catching, red dot. In a similar vein, the “Leica M10 Monochrom” inscription on the top plate is considerably more subtle. The strict omission of any color inlaid engravings further emphasizes the camera’s monochrome character.

The Essentials:

  • Compact digital rangefinder system camera
  • Newly 40 MP full frame black and white image sensor
  • ISO range of 160-100,000
  • Exposure times of 16 minutes up to 1/4000s
  • Display with touch function
  • Silent mechanical shutter, touchscreen, thinner body design
  • Leica FOTOS connectivity; first Monochrom to feature Wi-Fi
  • Monochromatic design aesthetic; white and gray engravings on the body, blacked-out shutter buttom and lens release button, Leica logo on the front of the camera

At-A-Glance

40 MP full frame black and white sensor

ISO range of 160-100,000

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  • Camera type:
    Leica M10 Monochrom, compact digital rangefinder system camera
  • Lens mount:
    Leica M bayonet with additional sensor for 6-bit coding
  • Lens system:
    Leica M lenses, R lenses can be used with optional adapter
  • Image Sensor:
    B/W CMOS chip, active area approx. 24x36 mm, without color and low-pass filter
  • Resolution:
    DNG: 7864 x 5200 pixels (40,89 MP), JPEG: 7840 x 5184 pixels (40,64 MP), 5472 x 3648 pixels (20 MP), 2976 x 1984 pixels (6MP)
  • Data Format:
    DNG (raw data, lossless compression), JPEG
  • File Size:
    DNG: 40-60 MB, JPEG (40MP)10-20 MB: Depending on resolution and picture content
  • Buffer Memory:
    2GB / 10 pictures in series
  • White Balance:
    Automatic, manual, 8 presets, color temperature input
  • Storage Medium:
    SD cards up to 2GB, SDHC cards up to 32GB, SDXC cards up to 2TB
  • Menu Language:
    English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Korean
  • Exposure Metering:
    Exposure metering through the lens (TTL), with working aperture
  • Metering Method:
    For metering the light reflected by light blades of the 1st shutter curtain onto a measuring cell: Strong center-weighted; for metering on the sensor: Spot, center-weighted, multi-field metering
  • Metering Range:
    At room temperature and normal humidity for ISO 200, at aperture 1.0 EV-2 to EV19 at aperture 32. Flashing of the left triangular LED in the viewfi nder indicates values below the metering range
  • Sensitivity Range:
    ISO 160 to ISO 100,000
  • Exposure Modes:
    Choice of automatic shutter speed control with manual aperture pre-selection - aperture priority A, or manual shutter speed and aperture setting
  • Flash Exposure Control
  • Flash Unit Attachment:
    Via accessory shoe with central and control contacts
  • Synchronization:
    Optionally triggered at the 1st or 2nd shutter curtain
  • Flash Sync Time:
    1/180s; slower shutter speeds can be used, if working below sync speed: Automatic changeover to TTL linear flash mode with HSS compatible Leica system flash units
  • Flash Exposure Metering:
    Using center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering with Leica flash units (SF40, SF64, SF26, SF60), or flash units compatible with the system with SCA3502 M5 adapter
  • Flash Measurement Cell:
    2 silicon photo diodes with collection lens on the camera base
  • Flash Exposure Compensation:
    ±3EV in1⁄3 EV increments
  • Displays in Flash Mode (in viewfinder only):
    Using flash symbol LED
  • Viewfinder
  • Construction Principle:
    Large, bright line frame viewfinder with automatic parallax compensation
  • Eyepiece:
    Calibrated to -0.5 diopter; corrective lenses from -3 to +3 diopter available
  • Image Field Limiter:
    By activating two bright lines each: For 35 and 135mm, for 28 and 90mm, or for 50 and 75mm; automatic switching when lens is attached
  • Parallax Compensation:
    The horizontal and vertical difference between the viewfinder and the lens is automatically compensated according to the relevant distance setting, i.e. the viewfinder bright-line automatically aligns with the subject detail recorded by the lens.
  • Matching Viewfinder & Actual Image:
    At a range setting of 2m, the bright-line frame size corresponds exactly to the sensor size of approx. 23.9 x 35.8mm; at infinity setting, depending on the focal length, approx. 7.3% (28mm) to 18% (135mm) more is recorded by the sensor than indicated by the corresponding bright line frame and slightly less for shorter distance settings than 2m
  • Magnification (For all lenses):
    0.73x
  • Large-base Range Finder:
    Split or superimposed image range finder shown as a bright field in the center of the viewfinder image
  • Effective Metering Basis:
    50.6mm (mechanical measurement basis 69.31mm x viewfinder magnification 0.73x)
  • Displays
  • In the Viewfinder:
    Four-digit digital display with dots above and below
  • On Back:
    3” color touchscreen TFT LCD with 16 million colors and 1,036,800 pixels, approx. 100% image field, glass cover of extremely hard, scratch resistant Gorilla glass, color space: sRGB, for Live-View and review mode, displays, level gauge display
  • Shutter & Shutter Release
  • Shutter:
    Metal blade focal plane shutter with vertical movement, near-silent operation
  • Shutter Speeds:
    For aperture priority: (A) continuous from 16min to 1⁄4000s., for manual adjustment: 8s to 1⁄4000s in half steps, from 8s to 16min in half steps, B: For long exposures up to maximum 16min (in conjunction with self-timer T function, i.e. 1st release = shutter opens, 2nd release = shutter closes), (1⁄180s): Fastest shutter speed for flash synchronization, HSS linear flash mode possible with all shutter speeds faster than 1⁄180s (with HSS-compatible Leica system flash units)
  • Picture Series:
    Approx. 4.5 pictures/s
  • Shutter Release Button:
    Two-stage, 1st step: Activation of the camera electronics including exposure metering and exposure lock (in aperture priority mode), 2nd step: Shutter release; standard thread for cable release integrated.
  • Self-Timer:
    Delay 2s (aperture priority and manual exposure setting) or 12s, set in menu, indicated by flashing LED on front of camera and corresponding display in monitor.
  • Turning The Camera On/Off:
    Using main switch on top of camera; optional automatic shutdown of camera electronics after approx. 2/5/10 minutes; reactivated by tapping the shutter release
  • Power Supply:
    1 lithium ion rechargeable battery, nominal voltage 7.4V, capacity 1300mAh.; maximum charging current/voltage: DC 1000mA, 7.4V; Model No.: BP-SCL5; Manufacturer: PT. VARTA Microbattery, Made in Indonesia, Operating conditions (in camera): 0°C - + 40°C
  • Charger:
    Inputs: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, 300mA, automatic switching, or 12V DC, 1.3A; Output: DC 7.4V, 1000mA/max. 8.25V, 1100mA; Model No.: BC-SCL5; Manufacturer: Guangdong PISEN Electronics Co., Ltd., Made in China, Operating conditions: 0°C - + 35°C
  • GPS:
    Only with Leica Visoflex viewfinder attached, available as an accessory
  • Wi-Fi:
    Complies with IEEE 802.11b/g/n standard (standard WiFi protocol), channel 1-11, encryption method: WiFi-compatible WPA/WPA2 encryption, access method: Infrastructure mode
  • Camera Body
  • Material:
    All-metal die cast magnesium body, synthetic leather covering. Brass top panel and base, black chrome plated finish
  • Image Field Selector:
    Allows the bright-line pairs to be manually activated at any time (e.g. to compare detail)
  • Tripod Thread:
    A ¼" DIN stainless steel in bottom
  • Operating Conditions:
    0-40°C
  • Interfaces:
    ISO accessory shoe with additional contacts for Leica Visoflex viewfinder (available as an accessory)
  • Dimensions:
    (width x depth x height): Approx. 139 x 38.5 x 80mm
  • Weight:
    Approx. 680g (with battery)

Delivery:
Leica M10 Monochrom, camera bayonet cover, Lithium ion battery Leica BP-SCL 5, battery charger (includes main cable and in-car charger cable), carrying strap, drawstring pouch for battery, charger and cables, quick start guide, test certificate, registration card

Software:
The owner of this camera will receive a three-month subscription of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (which includes the latest versions of Adobe Lightroom, and Adobe Photoshop). The Creative Cloud Photography Plan can be activated upon product registration in the Leica Owners' Area.

Limited Warranty:
Leica Camera AG (‘LEICA’) provides a two-year product limited warranty for this LEICA camera valid from the date of purchase from an authorized LEICA dealer, including the accessories contained in the original packaging, which are valid for two years.

The Leica M10 Monochrom

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  • 5
    Unbeatable German engineering...

    Posted by Ross Jobim on May 26th 2020

    Unfortunately, I would never have the money to purchase this beautiful piece of German art but, I saw great pictures taken by great photographers with a great vision, just mind blowing results. If you’re into B&W photography & have the money, you should not hesitate. Every click is worth your money. Enjoy :)

  • 5
    Leica M10 Monochrom

    Posted by Robert Stacy on May 14th 2020

    Its perfection is easy to describe: the camera is intuitive, the files provide such range and preserve such detail as has never been seen. But what is indescribable is how it makes you feel - you feel compelled to shoot relentlessly because the only thing holding you back now is you, not the camera. It is both a tool and a work of art, which enables and inspires you to do your best.