Close
Leica M Monochrom

73

Overall Score

Leica M Monochrom

£5,676.00
Leica M Monochrom
7 Images + 14 Videos

Loading image...
A fully featured but 2 year old MILC digital camera, with a phenomenally high 24MP megapixels but representing only moderate value for money
MILC 24MP 5976 X 3992 Pixels CMOS Nov 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Maximum Image Resolution Sensor Type Release Date
Compare
Share on

Leica M Monochrom Compare Cheapest UK Prices

You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
eBay
New Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) Digital Rangefinder Camera body Black 10930 (Brand new, unopened)
£5,676.00
Go to Store
Clifton Cameras
£5,798.00
Go to Store
Harrison Cameras Direct
£5,999.00
Go to Store
Wilkinson Cameras
£5,999.00
Go to Store
Dale Photographic
£6,350.00
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price | Found it cheaper elsewhere?
5 Prices from 5 Stores | £5,676.00-£6,350.00
 Show All Prices - Show Fewer Prices Get Price Alerts

Leica M Monochrom Compare UK Used Prices

Harrison Cameras Direct
£3,995.00
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price | Found it cheaper elsewhere?
1 Price from 1 Store | £3,995.00
Get Price Alerts
Sorry, no international prices found
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Leica M Monochrom Review

With excellent features but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Leica M Monochrom number 420 across all digital cameras.
52
Value for Money
Average
89
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

Praktica cameras have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This digital camera has some great features:
5976 x 3992 pixels image resolution
See more
More creative options
Leica M monochrom has a separate release button for activating video recording in 1080p full-hd format. thanks to a dedicated adapter, the legendary r-series lenses can also be used for recording video with all available functions. perfect sound is ensured by an optional leica microphone adapter set, comprising an adapter and a stereo microph
Moving pictures in M quality
Odifying the conversion of colours to grey scale values, yellow, green and orange lens filters calculated especially for use with the leica M monochrom offer new opportunities for the exploration of creative effects with light and contrast. this means that the colour of the filter in the original scene becomes brighter and its complementary colour darker. this 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 without vignett
Creative contrasts
A M monochrom the sharpest way to see things in black and white: thanks to a high-resolution 24-megapixel sensor that captures images in 35 mm full-frame format with three times the speed of its predecessor. as the sensor records only luminance values, this leads to 100% sharper pictures with an exceptional depth, clarity and resolution of details that by far exceed those of colour exposures even when shooting with the highest ISO sensitivity setti
Ographers who consciously employ the unique aesthetics of black-and-white photography to express their creativity can rely on the leica M monochrom as a modern tool. as the successor to the world's first digital black-and-white camera, it offers the latest technologies to support creative visualisation in its archetypal form. for pictures with previously unimaginable sharpness, depth and clarity. A pioneer in every respect. A true le
Higher than average megapixels
The next level
Tstanding imaging performance with low noise up to ISO 25,000 live-view and focus peaking<br>- large buffer memory and leica maestro processor<br>- high quality full-hd video function<br>- easy to use - reduced to the essentials<br>- body made of high-strength magnesium alloy and solid brass top and base plates finished in black chrome<br>- sapphire crystal glass cover plate and 3 monitor<br>- access to a wide range of M lenses from 16 - 135 mm<br>- new filters solely for the leica M monochrom widening creative possibilities<br>- compatible with all accessories for the leica M (typ 240)<br>- access to R lenses with leica m-adapter-r for pictures and video<br>- adobe lightroom available as a download<br>- made in ger
BENEFITS & FEATURES OF THE LEICA M MONOCHROM
Ng black and white to the next level leica proudly presents the new 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 M monochrom offers unparalleled image performance, outstanding low light capabilities and rich details. the M monochrom is available in black chrome fin
New leica m monochrom
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
the leica M monochrom, characteristic toning effects from analogue black-and-white photography can be applied to images. save the exposure in JPEG and select the desired toning eff

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 397 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 420 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 415 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £4,999 at Harrison Cameras Direct 57 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 46% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Leica M Monochrom Video Reviews

How Big is the Leica M Monochrom?

The Leica M Monochrom is 138mm wide and 80mm tall. It is 42mm deep and weighs 680g.

Leica M Monochrom front dimensions
Leica M Monochrom size in context

Leica M Monochrom In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Leica Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 919 owner and expert reviews (including 351 verified purchases), Leica has very good reviews for its digital cameras. 97% of those that bought a Leica camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has very good features but is over 6 months old and at £5,676.00 it is in the most expensive 1% of cameras.

Price Has Gone Up by £677 (12%)

There was a cheaper price of £4,999 at Harrison Cameras Direct 57 days ago.

Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price goes back down.

Chart Hide Chart View full price history

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Leica M Monochrom and the United Kingdom price of £5,676.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $4,999.00 (£6,933.11).

Check international prices

Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Leica released the M Monochrom in November 2015.

View the latest 2018 digital cameras

Features

5976 X 3992 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Leica M Monochrom is 5976 x 3992 pixels. That's 50% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

What does "maximum image resolution" mean? Less Edit

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Leica M Monochrom of 24MP is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 91% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average megapixels of all cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

What does "megapixels" mean? Less Edit

Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Leica digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

What does "optical zoom" mean? Less Edit

Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Leica digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

What is an image stabilizer? Less Edit

Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The M Monochrom's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,000 is higher than 78% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

What does "maximum ISO sensitivity" mean? Less Edit

Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

Chart Hide Chart What does "minimum aperture number" mean? Less Edit

Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Leica M Monochrom has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

Chart Hide Chart What is a built-in flash? Less Edit

Heavier Than Average

The weight of the Leica M Monochrom of 680g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 93% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

Chart Hide Chart What does "weight" mean? Less Edit

Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolutions of cameras range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The M Monochrom's display resolution of 922,000 pixels is higher than 78% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

Chart Hide Chart What does "display resolution" mean? Less Edit

Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The M Monochrom does not feature bluetooth, although this is within the context that 95% of cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

Chart Hide Chart What is bluetooth? Less Edit

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most other cameras, the M Monochrom does not support Wi-Fi. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

Chart Hide Chart What is Wi-Fi? Less Edit

Has an External Flash Connector

The Leica M Monochrom has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 86% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

Chart Hide Chart What is an external flash connector? Less Edit

Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the M Monochrom of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 79% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

Chart Hide Chart What does "display diagonal" mean? Less Edit

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other digital cameras, the Leica M Monochrom does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

Chart Hide Chart What is a GPS (satellite)? Less Edit

Has a Tripod Mount

The Leica M Monochrom has a tripod mount, unlike 73% of cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

Chart Hide Chart What is a tripod mount? Less Edit

Has a Pre-Flash

The M Monochrom has a pre-flash. 95% of cameras do not have a pre-flash.

Chart Hide Chart What is a pre-flash? Less Edit

Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The M Monochrom has a shoe mounting point, unlike 89% of cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.

Chart Hide Chart What is a shoe mounting point? Less Edit

Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Leica camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

leica used4830988, leica 10727417555, leica 9608217799, leica 10930

Barcodes:

00009608217799, 00010727417555, 00799429107604, 04022243107601, 04022243109308

Frequently Asked Questions About the Leica M Monochrom

Leica M Monochrom - Other Digital Cameras Worth Considering

(253 reviews)
5,499.00
£177 Cheaper
Three more awards
Moderately better user reviews
Older by over one year
Best Available Price
SRS Microsystems 5,499.00
£287 Cheaper
Larger display diagonal
Touchscreen
Best Available Price
Wex Photographic 5,389.00

(84 reviews)
5,999.00
Seven more awards
Expert reviews are better
£323 More Expensive
Best Available Price
Wex Photographic 5,999.00
£566 Cheaper
Three more awards
Expert reviews are better
Best Available Price
TechInTheBasket 5,110.00

(28 reviews)
6,899.00
26MP higher megapixels
Touchscreen
Wi-Fi
£1,223 More Expensive
Best Available Price
eBay 6,899.00

(164 reviews)
4,299.00
£1,377 Cheaper
12 more awards
Bigger Digitalcameraworld.com review score
Best Available Price
Wex Photographic 4,299.00

(77 reviews)
4,225.00
£1,451 Cheaper
11 more awards
Expert reviews are a lot better
Over two years older
Best Available Price
Harrison Cameras Direct 4,225.00

(188 reviews)
4,200.00
£1,476 Cheaper
Larger display diagonal
Touchscreen
Best Available Price
eBay 4,200.00

Today's Best Digital Camera Deals

10% Price Drop
{Sony Alpha A7S
229 reviews
£1,749.97
Was £1,941 (36 days ago)
Camera Type
SLR
Megapixels
12.4MP
Maximum Image Resolution
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
9% Price Drop
{Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80
75 reviews
£298.99
Was £329 (25 days ago)
Camera Type
Compact
Megapixels
18.1MP
Optical Zoom
30x
6% Price Drop
{Sony Cybershot DSC-WX
£148.99
Was £159 (74 days ago)
Camera Type
Compact
Megapixels
18.2MP
Optical Zoom
20x
34% Price Drop
{Kodak AZ401
8 reviews
£99.00
Was £149 (31 days ago)
Camera Type
Bridge
Megapixels
16.15MP
Optical Zoom
40x
13% Price Drop
{Kodak Pixpro AZ252
11 reviews
£94.99
Was £109 (75 days ago)
Camera Type
Bridge
Megapixels
16MP
Optical Zoom
25x
View More Digital Camera Deals