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M Monochrom Typ 246 Digital Rangefinder Camera

MFR Part #: 10930
Samy's Part #: S-038465
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The Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246), is the first and only Digital Rangefinder 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 next level - Photographers who consciously employ the unique aesthetics of black-and-white photography to express their creativity can rely on the Leica M Monochrom as a modern tool. As the successor to the world’s first digital black-and-white camera, it offers the latest technologies to support creative visualization in its archetypal form. For pictures of unequalled quality. For pictures with previously unimaginable sharpness, depth and clarity. A pioneer in every respect. A true Leica.
  • Instantaneous response - Black-and-white photography with unrivalled speed: with the Leica Maestro (video/image processor), the Leica M Monochrom not only features the same high-performance processor as its counterpart with color vision, the Leica M, but also offers the extra speed reserves of a 2 GB buffer memory. This enables sequential shooting at three times the speed of the previous model – with pictures in the exceptional M quality photographers expect. The pictures are instantaneously available for display in review mode and written as JPEG files and/or RAW data in DNG format to the memory card.
  • See more - Leica M Monochrom – the sharpest way to see things in black and white: thanks to a high-resolution 24-megapixel sensor that captures images in 35 mm full-frame format – with three times the speed of its predecessor. As the sensor records only luminance values, this leads to 100% sharper pictures with an exceptional depth, clarity and resolution of details that by far exceed those of color exposures – even when shooting with the highest ISO sensitivity settings. Pictures that already satisfy professional demands in JPEG format.
  • A discreet delight - Discreet and solidly built, the Leica M Monochrom brings all the essentials anyone could ever need for unobtrusive photography – to last a lifetime, if you wish. Its endurance is guaranteed by the superior quality and solidity of the materials that go into its construction – top deck and baseplate are machined from solid brass and the camera body is engineered from high-strength magnesium alloy. Equally hard-wearing is the extremely scratch-resistant and almost unbreakable sapphire glass cover plate for its LCD monitor. This reduction to the essentials is what makes it a true Leica.
  • As if painted with light - The omission of color filters in front of the sensor allows more light to reach its surface. More light for aesthetic, pin-sharp and finely resolved exposures at sensitivities up to ISO 25000. Pictures that possess a finely grained noise signature at the highest ISO values that are reminiscent of the look of analogue photos. Thanks to the combination of low susceptibility to noise, a bright viewfinder/rangefinder, a low-vibration shutter release and fast lenses, the Leica M Monochrom opens up entirely new dimensions for available-light photography.
  • Creative contrasts - By modifying the conversion of colors to grey scale values, yellow, green and orange lens filters – calculated especially for use with the Leica M Monochrom – offer new opportunities for the exploration of creative effects with light and contrast. This means that the color of the filter in the original scene becomes brighter and its complementary color darker. This is effective for creating unusual moods in landscapes, portraits and other genres of photography. At the same time, multi-layer coating reduces reflections and ensures high transmission without vignetting.
  • Full visual control with Live View - In Live View mode, the high-resolution 3" monitor with a resolution of 921,600 pixels enables complete control of composition, framing, exposure, focusing and depth of field. Live View also offers two additional focusing methods: Live View Zoom for tenfold magnification of the scene or subject, and Focus Peaking, which automatically marks the edges of objects in color when they are sharply focused. All leading to the same destination: pictures with exceptional sharpness.
  • Moving pictures in M quality - Video at the press of a button: the Leica M Monochrom has a separate release button for activating video recording in 1080p full-HD format. Thanks to a dedicated adapter, the legendary R-series lenses can also be used for recording video with all available functions. Perfect sound is ensured by an optional Leica microphone adapter set, comprising an adapter and a stereo microphone.

Essential Accessories

  • Samys Camera - DSLR Accessory Kit
  • Leica - 7.4V, 1800mAh BP-SCL2 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
  • Leica - BC-SCL2 Battery Charger
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  • SanDisk - 64GB Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC Memory Card (V30)
Digital Mirrorless Camera Information
Effective Megapixels 24 Megapixels
Compatible Memory Card Secure Digital (SD/SDHC, SDXC) Card
Sensor CMOS, 23.9 x 35.8 mm
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 320-25000
Lens Mount Leica M
LCD Monitor Type Rear Screen LCD
LCD Screen Size 3.0"
Viewfinder Optical
Exposure Modes Aperture Priority, Manual Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 20.0
Built-in Flash No
Battery BP-SCL2 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack
Dimensions 5.5 x 1.7 x 3.1" / 138.6 x 42.0 x 80.0 mm
Weight 1.50 lb / 680 g
Continuous Shooting Speed Up to 3 fps
Video Resolution 1080 HD
  • BP-SCL2 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • BC-SCL2 Battery Charger
  • Body Cap
  • Accessory Shoe Cover
  • Carrying Strap
  • Car Charging Cable
  • European Mains Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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