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  • Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) Digital Rangefinder Camera

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) Digital Rangefinder Camera

$7,995.00
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LEI10930
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Summary

 Consistent with Leica's passion for classic designs mixed with contemporary functionality, the M Monochrom (Typ 246) Digital Rangefinder Camera is a unique digital camera dedicated to producing black and white imagery. Lacking a color filter array, as well as an optical low pass filter, the M Monochrom's full-frame 24MP CMOS sensor records solely in luminance values, forgoing the need for color interpolation, in order to gain the utmost in sharpness, clarity, and resolution. Complementing the imaging capabilities, the Leica Maestro image processor also affords a sensitivity range from ISO 320-25000 as well as a 3 fps shooting rate with a 2GB buffer for recording up to 30 frames in a sequence. Full HD 1080p video recording is also possible in either 24 or 25 fps frame rates. Unique among digital cameras, the Typ 246 maintains Leica's preference for a rangefinder design and incorporates a 0.68x optical viewfinder with split and superimposed manual focusing, automatic parallax correction, and manual image field selection. Conversely, the camera also features a 3.0" 921.6k-dot LCD with sapphire glass covering to maintain the overall durability of the magnesium alloy and brass body.

As with past M-series cameras, the M Monochrom retains the ability to utilize the vast network of M-mount lenses from 16mm to 135mm. When working in live view, and since focusing operation is entirely manual, focus peaking and 10x live view zoom can be utilized to ensure critical focus. An ergonomic body design places all of the necessary camera controls within reach during shooting, including top shutter speed and drive mode dials, as well as rear menu navigation buttons and selection dial located atop the thumb rest.

The DNG files created by the M Monochrom (Typ 246) are not currently compatible with Apple's Photos and Aperture applications in Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10.3 and 10.10.4) and should not be imported into your Photos or Aperture libraries.

Features

 

  • 24MP Full-Frame B&W CMOS Sensor
  • No Color Array or Low Pass Filter
  • Leica Maestro Image Processor
  • Rangefinder with Image Field Selector

Specifications

 

Lens Mount Leica M
Camera Format Full-Frame
Pixels 24 Megapixel
Max Resolution 24 MP: 5976 x 3992
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.9 x 35.8 mm
File Formats Still Images: DNG, JPEG
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Resolution 1920 x 1080: 24 fps, 25 fps
1280 x 720: 24 fps, 25 fps
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Mono
Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo
Focus Control
Focus Type Manual
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Optical
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.68x
Display Screen 3" Rear Screen   LCD (921,600)
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 320-25000
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 60 - 1/4000 second in  Aperture Priority Mode
Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 8 - 1/4000 second in  Manual Mode
Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 60 - 0 second in  Time Mode
Metering Method Center-weighted average metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual
Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 20.0
Burst Rate Up to 3 fps at 24 MP for up to 30 frames
Flash
Flash Modes 1st Curtain Sync
Second-curtain Sync
Built-in Flash No
Max Sync Speed 1 / 180 seconds
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System TTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Performance
Continuous Shooting Up to 3 fps
Self Timer 12 seconds, 2 seconds
Connectivity Not Specified By Manufacturer
Software System Requirements Windows: Vista (SP2), 7, 8
Mac: OS X 10.5 or later
Power
Battery 1x BP-SCL2 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.4 VDC, 1800 mAh
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.5 x 1.7 x 3.1" / 138.6 x 42.0 x 80.0 mm
Weight 1.50 lb / 680 g with battery

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