• Leica M
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  • Supreme build quality.
  • Solid design.
  • 1080/30p HD video.


  • Expensive.
  • A little slow to start up.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechRadar on 60

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.

By ePHOTOzine on 70

For those that are convinced that black and white photography is their preferred medium, then the Leica M Monochrom will be highly desirable. However, for many, even those that are dedicated street photographers, shooting colour gives the option to...

By PCMag on 90

The Leica M (Typ 240) is the camera that many a rangefinder photographer has been waiting for. It fixes many of the issues of previous models, but it doesn't come cheap.

By PC Mag on 90

The Leica M (Typ 240) is the camera that many a rangefinder photographer has been waiting for. It fixes many of the issues of previous models, but it doesn't come...

By reviewed.com on

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...

By The Luminous Landscape on

Forum Login As a Leica M user since the 1960's I've found the birth of a new M to be a cause for celebration. The new M240 in particular, because I was one of a small group who, early in the process, were privy to Leica's design intentions for the...

By PC Mag on 80

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...

By Amateur Photographer on

Leica M Monochrom review - Introduction Although long rumoured, when finally released the exact details of the Leica M Monochrom digital rangefinder still came as something of a surprise. Based on the companys £4,800 M9, the Monochrom only shoots black...

By ePHOTOzine on

Leica M MonochromHere are a number of hands-on photos of the Leica M Monochrom with the new Leica 50mm f/2.0 ASPH. lens. At the heart of the Leica M Monochrom is the new 18 megapixel black and white sensor:Leica M Monochrom SensorLeica M Monochrom...

By RedDotForums on

I agree. The M Monochrom will indeed be hailed as an Icon, a true testament to the essential nature of B&W photography.

By TechRadar on

Although it is based on the Leica M9 , the Leica M Monochrom has no colour filter array, so it can only record black and white images. However, as Leica is a German company, the camera is called the Monochrom, not the Leica Monochrome. This means that...

By ePHOTOzine on

Here are a number of sample photos taken with a pre-production Leica M Monochrom digital rangefinder, and the new 50mm f/2.0 ASPH. lens. Click the image to view a larger version, or click "Hi-Res" to see the full size JPEG. The images have been...

By The Luminous Landscape on

LEICA is like a long tender kiss, like firing an automatic pistol, like an hour on the analyist's couch. Henri Cartier Bresson On May 10, 2012, in Berlin, Germany Leica announced the M Monochrom. I was there for the...

By T3 Magazine on

The Leica M Monochrom is somewhat unsual, as many will baulk at the idea of paying such a large chunk of change for a camera that can't even take colour snaps. However, if you've got the cash to spend, you're unlikely to be disappointed. Do we need...

By Digital Photography School on

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).The discussion already rages around the...

By Digital Photography Review on

1. Introduction2. Specifications3. Design and Comparison4. Sample Images Leica M-Monochrom Hands-on Preview May 2012 | By Richard Butler Preview based on an M-Monochrom with Firmware 0.012 Leica has long been a manufacturer happy to exploit niche...

International Review By ferra.ru on

Среди фотографов нового поколения бытует мнение, что полнокадровая камера не может быть компактной, равно как и оптика для нее. Выход Sony RX1, однако, подорвал систему мироздания. Но во время увлеченного сравнения плотности пикселей, экранных разрешений...

International Review By zoom.cnews.ru on

Столкновение в техническом тесте системных беззеркальных камер из разных ценовых категорий в реальной жизни смысла так же лишено – более «правильной покупкой» будет модель не с лучшими характеристиками, а с лучшим соотношением «цена-качество», что при...

International Review By Focus Numérique on

Décidément, Leica souhaite simplifier l'image de ses produits en utilisant des dénominations simples. Le Leica M est une véritable révolution pour le système M. Presque tout ce que l'on pouvait reprocher au Leica M9 a été corrigé.Pour la première...

International Review By ljudochbild.se on 83

Nu för tiden kan alla systemkameror leverera bildfiler som håller så hög kvalitet att gammaldags film bokstavligt talat bleknar vid en jämförelse. Är man dessutom en så erfaren fotograf att ordet ”efterbehandling” inte får svetten att bryta fram i...