Leica M10 Monochrom is a new $8k camera with no color

Yolanda Curtis
January 19, 2020

The M10 Monochrom is built to the highest quality standards expected of a Leica M camera, made nearly entirely by hand through the passionate labor of experienced specialists in Wetzlar, Germany with the finest materials, ensuring it can bear even the toughest conditions of use in its stride.

For starters, there's capturing these images on film, which will mean grabbing a film camera and rolls of black and white film. The technical details and the handling of the Leica M10 Monochrom are identical to those of the Leica M10-P. Leica Camera is proud to announce the launch of the new Leica M10 Monochrom. This is a monochrome camera - a camera which omits all color filters in favor of ultimate photo power in black and white.

Built the way old cameras were, the Leica M10 Monochrom is something a little bit different from your standard camera fare.


While a camera that captures only in black and white isn't going to be for everyone, there are some things Leica has included to keep it as modern as one of the other colour-capable cameras, too.

Of course, the excellent photos are not just about the sharpness and details, and Leica has increased the dynamic range of the M10 Monochrom compared to the Typ 246, with a sensitivity range that now ranges from ISO 160 to 100,000.

Leica is known for manufacturing top-quality specialized cameras, and has been up to its billing with the new Leica M10 Monochrom, a black and white full-frame rangefinder that costs more than the Canon 1DX Mark III. Whether that is creepy or useful, we'll leave that to you to judge.


However it does include WiFi, able to connect to devices remotely, thanks to what appears to be a construction based off Leica's M10 and M10-P, which have seen release in Australia previously.

The Leica M10-R in the images (see below) may be a prototype model, with some guessing that the "R" in the name simply stands for "Resolution". The newly developed 40-megapixel true black-and-white sensor, new Wi-Fi capabilities and expanded ISO range make room for added creativity with light and contrast, bringing photographers back to the basics with the most up-to-date technology. Sign us up ASAP.


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