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Leica M Monochrom

£5,160.00
£4,355.00 £805.00 cheaper than 66 days ago
PC Mag Editor's Choice
An award winning and fully featured MILC digital camera, perfect for portrait photography
MILC 24MP 5976 X 3992 Pixels CMOS Nov 2015
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Leica M Monochrom Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Leica M Monochrom number 198 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 63?

It has very good expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 98% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, excellent product quality and nice design. However they also report that it is expensive and unacceptable noise level.
It has some great features:
5976 x 3992 pixels image resolution
Fairly high megapixels sensor
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Leica digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 152 in portrait photography cameras. It is also excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 198 in wildlife photography cameras as well being excellent for sports photography, ranking number 192 in sports photography cameras.
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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. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £5,160 to £4,355 in the last 66 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 61% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

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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

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Leica M Monochrom In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

One expert review site decided that this Leica camera was terrific and gave it their highest award. This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 85% based on nine expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine, Digital Versus, PC Mag and amateurphotographer.co.uk. Experts think this Leica camera is one of the better digital cameras.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

Owners have rated this digital camera as exceptional on average. Over 79% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 98% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Most M Monochrom owners think it is one of the better digital cameras.

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Leica Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 880 owner and expert reviews (including 314 verified purchases) for Leica digital cameras and found that on average Leica has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Leica has excellent reviews specifically for its digital cameras. 97% of those that bought a Leica camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Expensive

Two owners who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was not good value for money.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

13 customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was able to produce good images and seven customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good picture resolution.

Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two people who reviewed it concluded that it was noisy.

Users Report Good Product Quality

Four owners who bought the product considered that it was good quality.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Six people who purchased the product reckoned that it was good looking.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Two people wrote in their reviews that the product was good for video recording.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two customers concluded that it had a good screen.

Customers Report it is Robust

Six owners who bought the product agreed that it was well made.

Customers Report Superior Battery Life

Three owners who reviewed the Leica M Monochrom considered that it had a good battery life.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was compact.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Four owners thought this digital camera had a good autofocus.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, and is under 2 years old, however at £4,355.00 it is more expensive than 99% of cameras.

Price Has Gone Down by £805 (16%)

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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 £4,355.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $5,649.00 (£7,352.74).

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Features

5976 X 3992 Pixels Image Resolution

The M Monochrom has a maximum image resolution of 5976 x 3992 pixels. That's 50% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the M Monochrom of 24MP is in the highest 8% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This 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.

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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.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000. The ISO sensitivity (max) of the M Monochrom of 25,000 is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 20% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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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.

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Has a Built-In Flash

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The Leica M Monochrom has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavy

Digital cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Leica M Monochrom of 680g is quite heavy compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 6% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Leica M Monochrom has a tripod mount. 75% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

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

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most other cameras, the M Monochrom does not feature bluetooth. 96% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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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.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other digital cameras, the Leica M Monochrom does not have a GPS (satellite). 90% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an External Flash Connector

The M Monochrom has an external flash connector, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The M Monochrom has a shoe mounting point. 90% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Has a Pre-Flash

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

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The M Monochrom's display diagonal of 3" is fairly large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 19% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of digital cameras is 3 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. The display resolution of the M Monochrom of 922,000 pixels is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 20% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The M Monochrom does not support Wi-Fi. 72% of cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of the M Monochrom of 2GB is in the biggest 5% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest internal memory of digital cameras is 1MB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 390MB.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This 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.

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Age

Released 20 Months Ago

This Leica digital camera was released in November 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

leica manufacurer, leica 10930

Barcodes:

00009608200583, 00010727417555, 00799429107604, 04022243107601, 04022243109308

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