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Taking black and white to the next level


Leica Camera proudly presents the new Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246), the first and only digital camera that captures a real black and white image, still or moving. Reduced to the essentials for true, authentic and direct black and white photography, the Leica M Monochrom offers unparalleled image performance, outstanding low light capabilities and rich details. The Leica M Monochrom is available in black chrome finish.

Outstanding imaging performance with low noise up to ISO 25,000
Live-View and focus peaking
Large buffer memory and Leica Maestro processor
High quality full-HD video function
Easy to use – reduced to the essentials
Body made of high-strength magnesium alloy and solid brass top and base plates finished in black chrome
Sapphire crystal glass cover plate and 3” monitor
Access to a wide range of M lenses from 16 – 135 mm
New filters solely for the Leica M Monochrom widening creative possibilities
Compatible with all accessories for the Leica M (Typ 240)
Access to R lenses with Leica M-Adapter-R for pictures and video
Adobe Lightroom available as a download
Made in Germany

The Leica M Monochrom has a 24-megapixel resolution on a monochrom CMOS sensor similar to the Leica M. As the M Monochrom has no need for color filters, it needs no interpolation for the calculation of luminance values. This results in brilliant images which have 100% more details and contrast than what is possible in color photography

Up to ISO 25,000
The new Leica M Monochrom opens up new dimensions for available-light photography with its combination of low noise up to ISO 25,000, a bright viewfinder, a low-vibration shutter release and fast lenses.

Full Visual Control with Live View
The high-resolution 3” monitor with 921,600 pixels ensures that photographers have complete control of composition, exposure, focusing and depth of field. The Live View also offers two additional focusing methods. The up to 10x magnification in Live View Zoom mode enables full control of the sharpness of details in the image on the monitor or the closest focusing distance. In Live View Focus Peaking mode, sharply focused edges in the image are highlighted by colored lines.

Full HD Video in Black and White
The new Leica M Monochrom captures high-quality, full-HD video in black and white. With the optional Leica microphone adapter set, one can be assured of perfect sound.

2 GB Buffer Memory
With it’s high-capacity 2GB buffer memory and Leica Maestro processor, the camera captures sequences 3 times faster than its predecessor. In addition, the new processor enables extremely fast display of the captured images in review mode.

Sapphire Crystal Glass
The LC display is made of scratch-resistant and almost unbreakable sapphire crystal which has been treated with an antireflective protective coating that ensures that photographers can check their images in any lighting situation.

2 GB Buffer Memory
With it’s high-capacity 2GB buffer memory and Leica Maestro processor, the camera captures sequences 3 times faster than its predecessor. In addition, the new processor enables extremely fast display of the captured images in review mode.

Three new filters in E39 and E46 will be available for use with the Leica M Monochrom from July 2015. By influencing the conversion of colors to greyscale values, yellow, green and orange lens filters offer new opportunities for exploring creative effects with light and contrast. The use of color filters is effective for creating unusual moods in landscapes, portraits and other genres of photography. At the same time, multilayer coating reduces reflections and ensures high transmission.

All current M accessories for the Leica M (Typ 240) can be used with the Leica M Monochrom. These accessories include finger loops, electronic view finder, ever-ready cases, flash and straps. In addition, R-lenses can be used on the Leica M Monochrom with the Leica M-Adapter-R.



Sensor: B/W – 24 MP – CMOS / B/W – 18 MP – CCD
Processor: Leica Maestro / DSP based computing platform
Display: 3” (921,600 pixel) / 2.5” (230, 000 pixel)
ISO: up to 25,000 / up to 10,0000
Video: yes, 1080p / no
Live-View: yes / no
EVF: yes – EVF 2 / no

10930 Leica M Monochrom Mid-May 2015 SP-$7,450.00
13061 Filter Orange, E39 July 2015 SP-$145
13062 Filter Yellow, E39 July 2015 SP-$145
13063 Filter Green, E39 July 2015 SP-$145
13064 Filter Orange, E46 July 2015 SP-$145
13065 Filter Yellow, E46 July 2015 SP-$145
13066 Filter Green, E46 July 2015 SP-$145

Leica 12% off for the month of May

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Consumer Promotion: 12% Savings on all Leica Photographic Products* , Made in Germany, Savings in America !!

Consumer Promotion – May 1st through May 31st, 2015

Leica Camera is pleased to announce a consumer promotion to compensate for the current strength of the US Dollar against the Euro. This promotion runs from May 1st, 2015 through May 31st, 2015. With this promotion, consumers can purchase most Leica Photographic Products* at 12% off Leica’s listed Selling Price (SP) on Leica Camera Inc.’s current price list.

This promotion offers consumers the opportunity to purchase most Leica Photographic Products* at 12% off the selling price listed on Leica Camera Inc’s current price list.
The current exchange rate between the US Dollar and the Euro enables Leica Camera to offer this very unique promotion to all Leica consumers in North America.

* The following Leica Photographic Products are excluded: #10789 – Leica M-P ‘CORRESPONDENT’ by Lenny Kravitz for Kravitz Design, #10933 – Leica M-P (Typ 240) Set ‘Safari’, #11688 – Leica Summilux-M 50 mm/f1.4 ASPH, black chrome finish & #11689 – Leica Summicron-M 35 mm/f2 ASPH, black chrome finish. Leica S typ 007.