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Leica M Monochrom

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of Leica M Monochrom. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and durability. The portability and sensor also get good views. Views are divided on the viewfinder. Some have doubts about the price and focus.

design, sensor, portability, durability, image quality

performance, screen, focus, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Leica M Monochrom is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Leica M Monochrom

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Leica M Monochrom from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Leica 10760 M Monochrom 18MP Compact System Camera with 2.5-Inch TFT LCD- Body Only (Black)Leica 10760 M Monochrom 18MP Compact System Camera with 2.5-Inch TFT LCD- Body Only (Black)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Leica M Monochrom

 

The Leica M Monochrom is a niche version of a niche camera, but well-heeled photographers who see in black and white are sure to fall in love.

Compact. Full-frame CCD sensor. Digital black-and-white image capture. Top ISO of 10000. Bright optical viewfinder. Classic design. Includes Adobe Lightroom and Nik Silver Efex Pro software.

Expensive. Outdated LCD. No video support. High base ISO. Manual focus only.

You may also want to consider dusting off the yellow, red, or orange filters you may have used when shooting black-and-white film. If you're converting color photos to monochrome you can simulate the effects of these filters in software. Yellow,...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Richard Butler (dpreview.com)

Leica M-Monochrom Hands-on Preview

 

Leica has long been a manufacturer happy to exploit niche markets - its M9 may be a fascinating camera to shoot with, but the company's adherence to the near-obsolete, manual focus rangefinder design, coupled with its distinctly exclusive pricing...

May, 2012

Expert review by (pdngearguide.com)

Camera Review: Leica M Monochrom

 

It's the outstanding image quality that makes a color-blind, nearly $8,000 camera downright appealing.

Delivers high-quality black-and-white images with depth of information; simple, mostly manual user interface; no lag time; rangefinder viewfinder does not black out during exposure; compatible with some of the best prime lenses in the universe

Insufficient buffer; low-resolution LCD monitor; drains batteries relatively quickly; no autofocus; expensive

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Jun, 2013

Expert review by : TJ Donegan (reviewed.com)

Leica M Monochrom

 

The Leica M Monochrom: an $8,000 nod to the heyday of black-and-white film.

The Leica M Monochrom is one of the more fascinating cameras we've ever reviewed. It has an impressively well-built body that is designed for a very small niche of shooters who want a camera that does one thing extremely well at the expense of nearly...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Philip Ryan (popphoto.com)

Camera Test: Leica M Monochrom

 

As this issue was being prepared for publication, the Guggenheim Museum in New York was showing an excellent special exhibit called “Picasso Black and White.” Last year, the silent black-and-white film The Artist won the Oscar for Best Picture. And now...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Digital Camera-HQ (digitalcamera-hq.com)

Leica M-Monochrom

 

In the digital age of Photoshop and Instagram, sharing photos wirelessly at the touch of a button or tagging your location through satellite, Leica has released the black-and-white only M-Monochrom. Leica is most likely the only company that could get...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Darren Rowse (digital-photography-school.com)

Introducing Leica’s M Monochrom Camera

 

Today Leica have announced a range of cameras as well as a lens at an event in Berlin Germany – one of which is causing quite the stir.

It is the new Leica M-Monochrom camera – worth a cool $7990 USD (body only).

Expert review by : Libby Plummer (t3.com)

Leica M Monochrom review: Hands-on

 

The Leica M Monochrom is the world's first black and white-only digital camera

May, 2012

Expert review by : Damien Demolder (techradar.com)

Leica M Monochrom review

 

Superb black and white images from a pared down body with fantastic build quality

Excellent resolution ; Highly flexible raw files ; Attractive grain patterning

Inadequate viewfinder information ; Slow processing ; Lowest ISO at 320

The Monochrom is an awkward beast to handle and essentially it offers little in the way of flexibility. However, the images it produces are extremely good, and even the noise is attractive, but the tonal characteristics are dark and moody.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Leica M Monochrom review

 

With no colour filter array, the 18-million-pixel sensor in Leica's new M Monochrom rangefinder captures highly detailed black & white images. Richard Sibley considers the advantages of using the Monochrom and finds out if it really is like shooting on...

Apr, 2014
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1800 / 1900
Battery level indicator: Yes
Battery performance:1800 / 1900
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-SCL2
Battery voltage:3.7 / 7.4
Power source type:Battery

Camera

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Self-timer:2,12 / 2,12,60
Self-timer delay:2,12 / 2,12,60
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y

Design

Color of product:Black
Energy Star certified:N
Material:Brass, Chrome, Leather, Metal / Leatherette, Magnesium

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.5 / 3
Display resolution (numeric):230000 / 921600
Field of view:100
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Flash

External flash connector: Yes
Pre-flash: Yes
Shoe mounting point:Y
Shoe mounting point type:Hot

Focusing

Focus:TTL
Normal focusing range:2

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):1.1 - 5.31
Lens mount interface:Leica M

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:25000, 320 / 320, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 10000
ISO sensitivity (max):25000
ISO sensitivity (min):320
Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual / Manual
Light metering:Centre-weighted

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Internal memory:2000
Maximum memory card size:32
Memory slots:1

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes
Technical features:sRGB
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Bundled software:Adobe Photoshop Lightroom\nNik Silver Efex Pro
Cables included:USB
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC Body
Image formats supported:DNG, JPG
Image sensor size (W x H):0.941 x 1.41
Image Stabilizer:No / Yes
Maximum image resolution:5212 x 3472 / 5976 x 3992
Megapixel:19 / 24
Sensor Type:CCD / CMOS
Still image resolution(s):1728 x 1152,2592 x 1728 / 5976 × 3992, 5952 × 3968, 4256 × 2832),\n2976× 17984, 1600 × 1072

Ports & interfaces

USB version:2.0

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Slowest camera shutter speed:60

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Video

HD type:Not supported
Motion JPEG frame rate:25
Video Frame Rate:25
Video recording: Yes

Viewfinder

Magnification:0.68

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.46 / 1.65
Height:3.15
Weight:21.2 / 24
Weight (including battery):21.2
Width:5.43 / 5.47