The Leica M10 Monochrom occupies a special place within the M-System: its newly developed image sensor is designed exclusively for grayscale recordings and offers exceptional fine-detail rendition thanks to its exceedingly high, 40-megapixel resolution. The fact that no color filter arrays are required means that there are fewer glass and filter layers to impede the transmission of light or cause deflections. This is especially advantageous in a traditional rangefinder camera and results in decreased, finer-grained image noise. In addition, the sensor’s enormous sensitivity range of ISO 160 to ISO 100,000 enables recordings with an extremely broad dynamic range – yielding images whose areas of shadow and illumination are clearly defined, particularly when shooting in uneven, high-contrast light.
Understated and discreet
The Leica M10 Monochrom is the epitome of discretion — which is why we chose to omit the familiar, and potentially eye-catching, red dot. In a similar vein, the “Leica M10 Monochrom” inscription on the top plate is considerably more subtle. The strict omission of any color-inlaid engravings further emphasizes the camera’s monochrome character. The camera shutter is barely audible, enabling recordings in situations in which other cameras would be too obtrusive. Thanks to its understated appearance, the M10 Monochrom allows photographers to blend into the crowd and capture their subjects without drawing attention.
A reliable companion
The Leica M10 Monochrom is hand-crafted by accomplished specialists using superior-quality materials and elaborate methods of engineering. For example, the camera’s top and base plates are neither stamped nor molded, but milled from solid blocks of brass. Due to its robust construction, the Leica M10 Monochrom can weather even the toughest external conditions.
Utilizing the full scope of the camera's capabilities
With its high-resolution image sensor and faithful detail rendition, the Leica M10 Monochrom has significantly raised the bar in terms of camera quality and performance. This, in turn, means that only equally high-capacity lenses will be able to utilize all of the camera’s performance reserves. Leica M-Lenses — globally recognized as the world’s best full-frame lenses — are the perfect match for the Leica M10 Monochrom, giving rise to an exceptionally high-performance combination.
‘Made in Germany’ guarantees the utmost quality, reliability and durability, ensuring long-term value and functionality. After all, a Leica is not just a camera, but represents a worthwhile, life-long investment.
|Lens Mount||Leica M|
|Camera Format||Full-Frame (1x Crop Factor)|
|Pixels||Effective: 40.89 Megapixel|
|Maximum Resolution||7864 x 5200|
|Sensor Size||36 x 24 mm|
|Image File Format||DNG, JPEG|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 160 to 100000|
1/4000 to 8 Seconds
1/4000 to 960 Seconds in Aperture Priority Mode
0 to 16 Minutes in Bulb Mode
|Metering Method||Center-Weighted Average|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture Priority, Manual|
|Metering Range||-2 to 19 EV|
|White Balance||Auto, Color Temperature, Manual|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 4.5 fps at 40.8 MP for up to 10 Exposures|
|Focus Type||Manual Focus Only|
|Viewfinder Magnification||Approx. 0.73x|
|Monitor Resolution||1,036,800 Dot|
|Monitor Type||Fixed Touchscreen LCD|
|Flash Modes||First-Curtain Sync, Second-Curtain Sync|
|Maximum Sync Speed||1/180 Second|
|Flash Compensation||-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)|
|Dedicated Flash System||TTL|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe|
|Memory Card Slot||Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Battery||1 x BP-SCL5 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.4 VDC, 1300 mAh|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||5.47 x 3.15 x 1.52" / 139 x 80 x 38.5 mm|
|Weight||1.45 lb / 660 g (Body with Battery)|