The Leica M10 Monochrom opens the door to a new dimension of black-and-white photography. Equipped with a newly developed 40MP sensor, the camera delivers an extremely high-quality rendition with breathtaking detail resolution.
A brand new pixel design result with a completely new black and white sensor, that is exclusively developed to unleash the full optical performance of Leica M lenses. More than 40 million pixels show even the finest details. A base ISO of 160 is the lowest ever in a M Monochrom. A superbly high ISO performance (up to ISO 100.000) and a dynamic range that is even better than its predecessors. The Leica M10 Monochrom is the epitome of discretion — which is why Leica chose to omit the familiar, and potentially eyecatching, red dot. In a similar vein, the “Leica M10 Monochrom” inscription on the top plate is considerably more subtle. The strict omission of any colorinlaid engravings further emphasises the camera’s monochrome character.
The Leica M10 Monochrom is hand-crafted by accomplished specialists using superior-quality materials and elaborate methods of engineering. For example, the camera’s top and base plates are neither stamped nor molded, but milled from solid blocks of brass. Due to its robust construction, the Leica M10 Monochrom can weather even the toughest external conditions.
The Leica M10 Monochrom occupies a special place within the M-System: its newly developed image sensor is designed exclusively for grayscale recordings and offers exceptional fine-detail rendition thanks to its exceedingly high, 40-megapixel resolution. The fact that no color filter arrays are required means that there are fewer glass and filter layers to impede the transmission of light or cause deflections.
This is especially advantageous in a traditional rangefinder camera, and results in decreased, finer-grained image noise. In addition, the sensor’s enormous 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.
Why We Love the Leica M10 Monochrom
40MP Monochrome Sensor
M10-P based body including touchscreen and silent shutter
Reduced to black and grey design into the finest detail
Base ISO of 160
Improved high ISO performance
3" TFT Monitor
Corning Gorilla Glass