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Leica M Monochrom

Leica M Monochrom
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Typ 246. The pinnacle of digital black and white photography.

The Leica M Monochrom has a 24 megapixel, 35mm full frame sensor with no colour filter array (CFA), which means there is no debayering required to produce the images captured by the camera. CFAs soften images and generally make the sensor less sensitive to light, so with the Leica M Monochrom you get every pixel of resolution and better low light performance.

The M Monochrom is based on the M Typ 240. It has the same 2GB buffer as the Leica M-P, meaning it can capture images in sequence at a rate faster than the regular Leica M.

If you need it, the M Monochrom can also capture 1080p video in either 24fps or 25fps.


Lens Mount Leica M bayonet with 6-bit encoding.
Image Sensor 24 MP B+W CMOS sensor. 24mm x 36mm (35mm full frame).
Effective Pixels 24 million.
ISO Range 320 - 25,000.
Image Formats DNG™ (RAW data uncompressed or lossless compressed) and JPEG.
File Sizes Compressed DNG: 20MB – 30 MB.< br /> Uncompressed DNG: 34,5 MB.
JPEG: resolution and image content dependent.
LCD Display 3” TFT with 920.000 pixels. Scratch resistant cover glass made of sapphire glass.
Shutter Type Dual type focal plane shutter for classic image exposure and Live View.
Shutter Speed 1/4000s – 60s (in Bulb mode). 1/180s flash synchronisation.
Burst Rate 3fps until 2GB buffer is filled.
Media SD / SDHC / SDXC memory cards.
Weight 680g.
Dimensions 139mm x 42mm x 80mm.


The following items are included when you hire the Leica M Monochrom:

  • Leica battery charger
  • 2 x Leica BP-SCL2 battery
  • SanDisk 64GB Extreme PLUS SDXC card

More Information

Learn more about the Leica M Monochrom on the official product page.