Leica M Monochrome Leaked 0

A few minutes into the event and an hour or so before the press release embargo is lifted, details of the new Leica M Monochrome camera have been leaked.

Leica M Monochrome

Leica’s newest offering is definitely a niche camera – shooting exclusively black and white images.  Details are still sparse but here’s what we do know

  • 18 MP
  • Newly developed monochrome CCD sensor
  • 100% sharper images due to direct processing of raw data and no interpolation
  • ISO 10,000 with very little noise
  • Various tones programmable
  • File format: DNG, JPG
  • Screen Dots: 230,000 (disappointment)
  • Min Shutter Speed: 32 sec
  • Max Shutter Speed : 1/4000
  • All-cowhide carrying strap
  • Top and bottom plates in, you guess it, black
  • Leatherette body covering (no real leather??)
  • $8,000

Update:  Full specs can now be found on DPReview as well as sample photos.  I’ve updated the list above with the highlights.

 

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