Leica M-Monochrom [Typ 246]

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Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246), the first and only digital camera that captures a real black and white image, still or moving. Reduced to the essentials for true, authentic and direct black and white photography, the Leica M Monochrom offers unparalleled image performance, outstanding low light capabilities and rich details. The Leica M Monochrom is available in black chrome finish. Leica M Monochrom – Taking black and white to the next level Never seen before imaging performance, outstanding low light capabilities and rich details Black and white photography is the essence of photography. Leica produced the first digital monochrome camera in the 35 mm format and the new Leica M Monochrom is a step into the next generation. Sensor 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.

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Model NumberM Monochrom (Typ 246)
Camera FormatRangefinder
Currently ManufacturedYes
Date Available2015-05-07
Tripod MountYes
Weight24.0 oz (680 g)
includes batteries
Size5.5 x 3.1 x 1.7 in.
(139 x 80 x 42 mm)
Waterproof Depthn/a
Image Sensor
Sensor TypeCMOS
Effective Megapixels24.0
Sensor Format35mm
Sensor size855.62mm2 (35.80mm x 23.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch6.01 microns
Focal Length Multiplier1.0x
Aspect Ratio3:2
Color Filter TypeNone
Anti Aliasing FilterNone
Sensor shift image
On-Sensor Phase DetectNo
Image Capture
Image Resolution5952 x 3968 (23.6 MP,3:2),
4256 x 2832 (12.1 MP,3:2),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP,3:2),
1600 x 1072 (1.7 MP,Other)
Image File FormatJPEG, .DNG RAW (14-bit, compressed or uncompressed), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second3.0
Video Capture
Can take moviesYes
Movie Resolution1920×1080 (25p/24p)
1280×720 (25p/24p)
Movie File FormatQuickTime Motion JPEG (MOV); built-in mic is mono, but external stereo mic adapter available
Composite Video OutNo
NTSC/PAL Switchable Videon/a
Video Usable as Viewfindern/a
HD Video OutNo
Lens & Optics
Lens MountLeica M bayonet
Aperture RangeVaries with lens used
Integrated ND FilterNo
Filter Threadn/a
Thread Typen/a
Optical Image StabilizationNo
Digital ZoomNo
Digital Zoom Valuesn/a
Auto Focus
Auto FocusNo
Auto Focus TypeN/A (Manual focus with OVF/Live View with magnification, focus peaking)
Auto Focus Assist
Manual FocusYes
ViewfinderOptical / LCD
Viewfinder TypeNon-TTL bright-line frame rangefinder w/ automatic parallax compensation, 0.68x magnification, calibrated to -0.5 dpt (corrective lenses from -3 to +3 diopter available); Optional Visoflex EVF-2 Electronic Viewfinder
Focus PeakingYes
EVF Resolutionn/a
Viewfinder Magnification
(35mm equivalent)
Eye-level ViewfinderYes
Rear DisplayYes
Rear Display Size
Rear Display Resolution921,600 dots(307,200 px)
Articulating ScreenNo
Tilt Swivel ScreenNo
Selfie ScreenNo
Top Deck DisplayNo
Maximum ISO (native)25000
Minimum ISO (native)320
ISO SettingsAuto, ISO 320 to 25000 in 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO ModeYes
White Balance SettingsNone
Shutter Speed Range60 – 1/4000
Bulb ModeYes
Exposure Compensation+/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering ModesOVF: TTL Center-weighted with working aperture; Live view: TTL Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto ExposureNo
Aperture PriorityYes
Shutter PriorityNo
Full Manual ExposureYes
Creative Exposure ModesB&W capture only; Filters available including new yellow, orange and green filters.
Self Timer2 or 12 seconds
High Resolution CompositeNo
Built-in FlashNo
Flash ModesControl with center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering (with SCA-3501/3502 adapter, or SCA-3000 standard flash unit such as Leica SF 24D/Leica SF 58); First or second curtain sync.
Flash Guide Number
(ISO 100)
Flash Range Descriptionn/a
Max Flash Sync1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation+/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash ConnectionSCA-3502 compatible hot shoe, with center contact
Image Storage
Usable Memory TypesSD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card SlotsNo
RAW Capture SupportYes
Uncompressed Format.DNG RAW (14-bit, compressed or uncompressed), RAW+JPEG
Movie File FormatQuickTime Motion JPEG (MOV); built-in mic is mono, but external stereo mic adapter available
Included MemoryNo memory included
Built-In Wi-FiNo
Built-In GPSNo
Microphone JackNo
Headphone JackNo
PictBridge CompliantNo
DPOF CompliantNo
Remote ControlYes
Remote Control TypeThreaded cable release
Connections (extended)Accessory port, contact strip for Multifunction Hand Grip M
Battery Form FactorProprietary 7.4v 1800mAh
Usable Battery TypesLithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included
(dedicated charger or AC/
USB adapter)
Dedicated Battery Charger IncludedYes
Internal Charging SupportedNo




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