Leica launches a B&W camera

New Delhi, March  24 2020:Leica Camera AG has taken the next step forward in its successful digital black-and-white photography concept  with the new Leica M10 Monochrom. With a 40-megapixel black-and-white sensor, the camera  delivers exceptional pictures that achieve an entirely new level of quality in black- and-white photography.

The 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 finely grained rendition of details and no disturbing artifacts. As is the case with all Leica M-Cameras, 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.

The technical details and the handling concept of the M10 Monochrom are identical to those of the serial production M10-P, a particularly discreet version of the Leica M-Camera that concentrates entirely on the most essential camera functions. Its features include an almost inaudible shutter and the quietest shutter release of all M-Cameras ever built, which make it the ideal tool for capturing authentic photographs from the heart of life itself.

The camera has no Leica red dot logo on the front and features only the discreetly engraved logotype ‘Leica M10 Monochrom’ on the top plate. The consistent omission of colour-filled engravings is a design element that additionally emphasises the black-and-white character of the camera.It is available in India on preorder at Rs. 6,75,000.

(This is not a formal review, but is based on manufacturer announcements)