The Leica M10 Monochrom opens the door to a new dimension of black-and-white photography. Capture images with outstanding sharpness and superb dynamic range. Read all about the Monochrom in this blog.
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The Leica M10 Monochrom with a 40MP High Resolution Black & White sensor
The new Leica M10 Monochrom opens the door to a whole new dimension of black-and-white photography. Thanks to a newly developed image sensor, the M10 Monochrom delivers an extremely high-quality image with breathtaking detail resolution. The lack of a color filter array and sensor with a 40 megapixel resolution, result in an unprecedented rendition of even the finest details, along with an extraordinary natural-looking sharpness.
This new Leica Monochrom and its high-resolution sensor elevate black-and-white photography to an entirely new level of image quality. No other camera focusses on the most fundamental of all photographic practices like this. The composition of photos using only contrast and light — with a recording quality that can only be achieved with state-of-the-art methods of engineering and construction.
Improved detail rendition for greater image quality
The Leica M10 Monochrom holds a special place within the Leica M-System: its newly developed sensor is designed exclusively for grayscale recordings. Because of this, it offers out of this world detail rendition thanks to its exceedingly high, 40-megapixel resolution. The fact that there are no color filter arrays,means that there are fewer glass and filter layers to hinder the transmission of light or cause deflections. This is especially advantageous in a traditional rangefinder camera. This leads to decreased, finer-grained image noise. In addition, the sensor’s extraordinary sensitivity range of ISO 160 to ISO 100,000 enables recordings with an extremely broad dynamic range – yielding images whose areas of shadow and illumination are clearly defined, particularly when shooting in uneven, high-contrast light. The low-light performance of the M10 Monochrom sets a new standard.
Understated and discreet for low-profile shooting
The Leica M10 Monochrom oozes discretion — which is why Leica chose to omit the iconic, and potentially eye-catching, red dot logo. In a similar vein, the “Leica M10 Monochrom” inscription on the top plate is considerably more subtle. The strict absence of any color-inlaid engravings further understate the camera’s monochrome character. The shutter is barely audible, enabling recordings in situations in which other cameras would be too obtrusive. The M10 Monochrom shares this feature with the Leica M10-P. Thanks to its stealthy appearance, the M10 Monochrom allows photographers to blend into the crowd and capture a scene without disturbing it. This makes this the perfect B&W camera for street photography or documentary photography, since it doesn’t draw attention.
A reliable companion – Made in Germany
The Leica M10 Monochrom is hand-crafted in Germany by accomplished specialists using superior-quality materials and elaborate methods of engineering. The camera’s top and base plates for example, aren’t stamped or molded, but milled from one single solid block of brass. This creates a robust and durable construction that makes the Leica M10 Monochrom equipped to handle even the toughest external conditions. ‘Made in Germany’ stands for the utmost quality, reliability and durability. Guaranteeing long-term value and functionality. After all, a Leica camera is not just a camera, but an investment for years to come.
Utilizing the full scope of the camera’s capability
With its high-resolution image sensor and faithful detail rendition, the Leica M10 Monochrom has significantly raised the bar in terms of camera quality and performance. This, in turn, means that only equally high-capacity lenses will be able to utilize all of the camera’s performance reserves. Leica’s M lenses — globally recognized as the world’s best full-frame lenses — are the perfect match for the Leica M10 Monochrom, giving rise to an exceptionally high-performance combination.
It’s high-resolution image sensor offers amazing detail rendition and it’s safe to say the Leica M10 Monochrom has significantly raised the bar in terms of quality and performance. In order to get the most out of this sensor, you’ll need lenses that will be able to utilize all of the camera’s performance. Luckily Leica M-lenses are globally recognized as the world's best full-frame lenses. Paired with the renowned Leica APO-SUMMICRON-M 50mm f/2 ASPH, you’ll get results that will leave even the most experienced Leica photographers speechless!
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