Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) Digital Rangefinder Camera


PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 24MP Full-Frame B&W CMOS Sensor
  • No Color Array or Low Pass Filter
  • Leica Maestro Image Processor
  • Rangefinder with Image Field Selector
  • 0.68x Optical Viewfinder Magnification
  • 3.0" 921.6k-Dot LCD with Sapphire Glass
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 24/25 fps
  • ISO 320-25000, 3 fps with 2GB Buffer
  • Magnesium Alloy Body Construction
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Download

$10,435.00
In Stock


$10,435.00
In Stock



The Leica M Monochrome (Typ 246) is taking the next step forward in its successful digital black-and-white photography concept for the Leica M rangefinder camera system.

The new components of the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) are a high-performance Leica Maestro image processor as installed in the current Leica M and a buffer memory with a capacity expanded to two gigabytes. This combination ensures higher speed and makes the Leica M Monochrom even more versatile. For example, as the processor enables extremely fast processing of the image data captured by the sensor, sequences can now be shot much faster and assessed almost instantaneously in review mode on the camera’s monitor. As a further benefit, the Leica Maestro image processor also takes less than two seconds to deliver high-quality JPEG files in addition to the RAW data files in DNG format.

Another highlight of the camera is a new 24-megapixel high-resolution black-and-white sensor in full-frame format without a low-cut filter. As the sensor of the Leica M Monochrom does without a colour filter, which means that interpolation is no longer required for the calculation of luminance values, it enables exceptionally sharp pictures at all sensitivity settings up to ISO 25 000 with exceptional depth, clarity and resolution of details that by far exceed that of colour exposures. Pictures captured with the M Monochrom are uniquely characterised by finely grained rendition of details with no disturbing artefacts.

The top deck and baseplate are machined from solid brass blanks and finished in black chrome, whereby the raw materials used are especially homogeneous and sourced only from selected suppliers. The camera body is manufactured from a high-strength magnesium alloy. The extremely scratch-resistant and almost unbreakable sapphire crystal cover glass of the LCD monitor is of equally high quality. It is treated with an anti-reflection protective coating that ensures that photographers can precisely assess and check their images in any lighting situation.

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 24MP Full-Frame B&W CMOS Sensor
  • No Color Array or Low Pass Filter
  • Leica Maestro Image Processor
  • Rangefinder with Image Field Selector
  • 0.68x Optical Viewfinder Magnification
  • 3.0" 921.6k-Dot LCD with Sapphire Glass
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 24/25 fps
  • ISO 320-25000, 3 fps with 2GB Buffer
  • Magnesium Alloy Body Construction
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Download

Imaging

Lens Mount 
Leica M

Camera Format
Full-Frame

Pixels
24 Megapixel

Max Resolution
24 MP: 5976 x 3992

Aspect Ratio
3:2

Sensor Type / Size 
CMOS, 23.9 x 35.8 mm

File Formats
Still Images: DNG, JPEG

Memory Card Type
SD
SDHC
SDXC

AV Recording

Video Recording
Yes, NTSC/PAL

Resolution 
1920 x 1080: 24 fps, 25 fps
1280 x 720: 24 fps, 25 fps

Aspect Ratio
16:9

Audio Recording 
Built-in Mic: With Video, Mono
Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo

Focus Control

Focus Type
Manual

Viewfinder/Display

Viewfinder Type
Optical

Viewfinder Magnification
Approx. 0.68x

Display Screen 
3" Rear Screen   LCD (921,600)

Screen Coverage
100%

Exposure Control

ISO Sensitivity
Auto, 320-25000

Shutter 
Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 60 - 1/4000 second in  Aperture Priority Mode

Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 8 - 1/4000 second in  Manual Mode

Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 60 - 0 second in  Time Mode

Metering Method
Center-weighted average metering

Exposure Modes
Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual
Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 20.0

Burst Rate
Up to 3 fps at 24 MP for up to 30 frames

Flash

Flash Modes
1st Curtain Sync
Second-curtain Sync

Built-in Flash
No

Max Sync Speed
1 / 180 seconds

Flash Compensation
 -3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)

Dedicated Flash System
TTL

External Flash Connection 
Hot Shoe

Performance

Continuous Shooting
Up to 3 fps

Self Timer
12 seconds, 2 seconds

Connectivity
Not Specified By Manufacturer

Software System Requirements
Windows: Vista (SP2), 7, 8
Mac: OS X 10.5 or later

Power

Battery
1x BP-SCL2 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.4 VDC, 1800 mAh

Operating/Storage Temperature
Operating 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

Physical

Dimensions (WxHxD) 
5.5 x 1.7 x 3.1" / 138.6 x 42.0 x 80.0 mm

Weight
1.50 lb / 680 g with battery

SKU 16-10930
Barcode # 16-10930
Brand Leica

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