Leica M-Monochrom

Released July, 2012
  • 18.1 MP
  • Full frame 36 x 24 mm CCD
  • 2.5" LCD
With only five contrast settings to select in the camera, even with perfect exposure, it'll probably take a bit of Raw processing to get the best out of each image.
by DPReview (May, 2012)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Leica M-Monochrom

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

2,800 LPH
Nikon D750
2,200 LPH
Leica M9
2,200 LPH

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

2 fps
10 fps
Nikon D750
6.5 fps

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Type CCD
Megapixels 18.1 MP
Resolution 5212 x 3472
Size Full frame
Area 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.0x
Pixel size 47.7 microns
Light sensitivity 160 ISO to 10,000 ISO
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Tested vertical resolution 2,800 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,800 LPH


Viewfinder mirror None
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Rangefinder


Min 32 s
Max 1/4000 s


Max continuous shooting 2 fps
Continuous shooting 2 fps


Video None


Type LCD
Size 2.5"
Resolution 230 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view No

form factor

Size 139 x 80 x 37 mm
Thickness 37 mm
Weight 600 g
Is weather sealed No


Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR No
Automatic panorama No
Create realistic 3D images No
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