Leica has announced the M10 Monochrom – price tag £7,250/$8,295 – a new mirrorless rangefinder camera that boasts a 40-megapixel black-and-white sensor.
The Leica M10 Monochrom’s newly developed 40-megapixel sensor omits a colour filter. This means the camera is unable to distinguish colour and instead it doesn’t carryout any interpolation of colour, producing solely monochrome images.
Leica has also expanded the camera’s sensitivity, now offering a native ISO range from 160 up to ISO 100,000. What’s more, the M10 Monochrom claims a dynamic range of 15EV.
The M10 Monochrom is powered by Leica’s Maestro II processor, and it’s worth noting that the new Leica camera doesn’t offer video recording capability. As Angela points out in her Leica M10 Monochrom review, Leica says the original Monochrom’s users disliked that feature so it was dropped from the new camera.
The M10 Monochrom’s design is based on the M10-P, featuring a slimmer body, an ISO dial and touchscreen controls on its 3-inch, 1036K-dot LCD. Leica says the M10 Monochrom also boasts the quietest mechanical shutter of all its M rangefinder cameras.