M Monochrom (Typ 246) Black
Digital Rangefinder Camera
The M Monochrom (Typ 246) Digital Rangefinder Camera is digital rangefinder camera dedicated to producing black and white imagery. By omitting an optical low pass filter the M Monochrom's full-frame 24MP CMOS sensor records solely in luminance values, forgoing the need for colour interpolation, in order to gain the utmost in sharpness, clarity, and resolution. A Leica Maestro image processor offers a sensitivity range of ISO 320-25000 as well as a 3 fps shooting rate with a 2GB buffer for recording up to 30 frames in a sequence. Full HD 1080p video recording is also possible in either 24 or 25 fps. It incorporates a 0.68x optical viewfinder with split and superimposed manual focusing, automatic parallax correction, and manual image field selection. A 3.0" 921.6k-dot LCD is also included, with a sapphire glass covering.
The M Monochrom accepts all M-mount lenses from 16mm to 135mm. Focus operation is entirely manual, so when working in live view use focus peaking and 10x live view zoom to ensure perfect focus. An ergonomic body design places all of the necessary camera controls within reach during shooting, including top shutter speed and drive mode dials, as well as rear menu navigation buttons and selection dial located on top of the thumb rest.
The DNG files created by the M Monochrom (Typ 246) are not currently compatible with Apple's Photos and Aperture applications in Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10.3 and 10.10.4) and should not be imported into your Photos or Aperture libraries.