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One of its kind, Leica M10 Monochrom

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Would you spare RM38k for a camera that shoots monochrom exclusively? The Leica M10 is one of its kind camera that does this.

Leica M10 Monochrom – Front

Leica makes great quality cameras and lenses with a luxury price tag attached to it. It is like photography mixed with luxury. There are no bad days for camera sales in Leica, in many cases, you still need to queue for what you have ordered for their new products. Lately, Leica has designed and launched a monochrome camera to narrow down its niche to target the black & white image shooter – The Leica M10 Monochrom. Let’s have a quick glance of its specs:-

  • 40MP Full-Frame B&W CMOS Sensor
  • Leica Maestro II Image Processor
  • No Color Array or Low Pass Filter
  • Optical 0.73x Magnification Viewfinder
  • Leica M Mount
Leica M10 Monochrom – Back

Sensor & Processor
With a newly developed 40-megapixel black-and-white sensor, pairs with the Maestro II image processor to deliver a wide dynamic range and ultra-high resolution black-and-white images with natural sharpness. At the same time, the new M10 Monochrom is the first black-and-white camera of the rangefinder system to offer an exceptionally broad sensitivity range of ISO 160 to ISO 100000. Images captured at all ISO settings impress with a finely grained rendition of details and no disturbing artefacts.

Leica M10 Monochrom – Top view

ViewFinder
Leica M10 Monochrom uses a large 0.73x magnification rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation and bright-line frame lines like the M10 camera series. A selector on the front of the camera will help you to compose scenes with varying focal lengths.

Leica M10 Monochrom

Built
The camera is made almost completely by hand by experienced specialists in elaborate construction and assembly processes and is so robustly built that it can take even the toughest conditions in use in its stride. The new Leica M Monochrom therefore also stands for the exceptional quality and reliability that assure lifelong functionality and enduring value.

Leica M-Mount
Leica M10 Monochrom with the new black-and-white sensor is ideally matched to all lenses of the Leica M portfolio and fully exploits their performance with regard to contrast, resolution and rendition of finest structures. Photographers can, therefore, rest assured that the exceptional quality of the black-and-white images they capture brings out the best of every subject.

Other notable features
While we wait for the review unit, here are some features you should know:-

  • Integrated ISO dial on the top plate
  • The clean interface on the back of the camera
  • 3″ LCD touch screen monitor at 1.04 million dots
  • Built-in Wifi for easy photo sharing via Leica FOTOS app.

Leica M10 Monochrom is available at Leica Store Malaysia with a price tag of RM38,400 for the body only.

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