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The about $8295 M10 Monochrom is in essence a minimally-updated Leica M10 sporting a 40-megapixel monochrome sensor for the theoretical ultimate in potential per-pixel sharnpness without any of the Bayer Matrix interpolation artificats seen with its Leica M10-R sibling. The reality is quite different, as this review demonstrates.
- 40MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor with no color array or Low Pass Filter (monochrome sensor)
- Leica Maestro II Image Processor
- Optical 0.73x-Magnification Viewfinder
- Optional 2.4MP Leica Visoflex (Typ 020) EVF
- 3.0" 1.04m-Dot LCD with Gorilla Glass
- ISO 160-100000, Up to 4.5 fps Shooting
- Built-In Wi-Fi, for Use with FOTOS App
- Stills-Only Operation (no video) for slimmed-down menu system.
- Built-In ISO Dial & Frame Line Selector
- Long exposure times to 16 minutes.
- Weather-Resistant Brass Construction
- Batteries can be charged in a car with the car charging cable included with the Leica BC-SCL5 Battery Charger. Regrettably the in-camera battery cannot be charged via USB.
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Diglloyd Guide to LEICA contains in-depth coverage of Leica M system cameras and lenses, with additional coverage of Leica M Monochrom, Leica Q.
Special emphasis is placed on Leica M lenses and certain Zeiss ZM lenses.
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- Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to full camera resolution, plus large crops [past 2 years or so].
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- Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
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