The Leica M Monochrom Digital Rangefinder camera is exclusively for full-frame, 35mm black and white photography. It’s has been designed just for black and white photography using a newly-designed 18 megapixel sensor specifically created for the capture of light in the purest form. With this sensor, there is no Bayer Pattern filter which means it never separates th light into colours, and subsequently there is no need for complicated colour algorithms.
Black and white goes digital
Countless iconic black and white moments have been captured by the cameras of the Leica M-System. The time has come to go digital: the Leica M Monochrom is the world’s first digital 35 mm format camera to capture true black and white images. Fine clarity and dynamics make it the perfect tool for all who are passionate about monochrome photography.
The M Monochrom features a new full-frame, 35 mm format sensor with a full native resolution of 18 megapixels. It only records true luminance values, thereby delivering true black and white photographs and enabling photographers to capture images with greater brilliance, superior sharpness, enhanced contrast, and finer resolution than that of medium format.
Low image noise
Very low image noise and finest resolution of details in shadows and highlights are achieved over the full sensitivity range. Razor-sharp images with finest grain are delivered from ISO 320 to ISO 10000. A bright rangefinder and no mirror shake make the M Monochrom ideal for available-light photography.
Complete image control
The Leica M Monochrom satisfies the expectations of discerning users with a raw data histogram for the precise control of tonal values. The difference from conventional histograms is that it displays unprocessed and unmodified raw data. The combination of this with a configurable clipping display allows precise correction or optimisation of exposures.
Monochrome work flow
Buyers benefit from a free online download option for these two software packages: Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4, a professional work flow solution and Silver Efex Pro 2™, the world’s leading black-and-white image processing software. Both offer an impressive collection of unique and powerful tools for the creation of high quality black and white images.