Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) "Leitz Wetzlar"
Ernst Leitz took over management of the "Optical Institue" in Wetzlar 150 years ago and renamed it "Ernst Leitz Wetzlar" in 1869. As a tribute to this anniversary, Leica Camera offers a limited production of Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) cameras with the traditional "Leitz Wetzlar" engraving atop the camera.
This production will be limited to 150 cameras worldwide. All other technical specifications are identical to the standard-production camera.
The Leica M Monochrom has a 24-megapixel resolution on a monochrom CMOS sensor similar to the Leica M. As the M Monochrom has no need for color filters, it needs no interpolation for the calculation of luminance values. This results in brilliant images which have 100% more details and contrast than what is possible in color photography.
Up to ISO 25,000
The new Leica M Monochrom opens up new dimensions for available-light photography with its combination of low noise up to ISO 25,000, a bright viewfinder, a low-vibration shutter release and fast lenses.
Full Visual Control with Live View
The high-resolution 3” monitor with 921,600 pixels ensures that photographers have complete control of composition, exposure, focusing and depth of field. The Live View also offers two additional focusing methods. The up to 10x magnification in Live View Zoom mode enables full control of the sharpness of details in the image on the monitor or the closest focusing distance. In Live View Focus Peaking mode, sharply focused edges in the image are highlighted by colored lines.
Full HD Video in Black and White
The new Leica M Monochrom captures high-quality, full-HD video in black and white. With the optional Leica microphone adapter set, one can be assured of perfect sound.
2 GB Buffer Memory
With it’s high-capacity 2GB buffer memory and Leica Maestro processor, the camera captures sequences 3 times faster than its predecessor. In addition, the new processor enables extremely fast display of the captured images in review mode.
Sapphire Crystal Glass
The LC display is made of scratch-resistant and almost unbreakable sapphire crystal which has been treated with an anti-reflective protective coating that ensures that photographers can check their images in any lighting situation.
All current M accessories for the Leica M (Typ 240) can be used with the Leica M Monochrom. These accessories include finger loops, electronic view finder, ever-ready cases, flash and straps. In addition, R-lenses can be used on the Leica M Monochrom with the Leica M-Adapter-R.
- Compact, digital rangefinder system camera with video function
- 24MP black and white CMOS sensor in 24 x 36 mm format
- Leica Maestro image processor
- Sapphire crystal monitor
- Full HD 1080p video function
- ISO 320 - ISO 25000
- Focus peaking
- Reduced design without Leica logo on the front
- 2 GB of RAM