M Monochrom (Type 246) Black Chrome



Taking 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 finish.


  • Outstanding imaging performance with low noise up to ISO 25,000 Live-View and focus peaking
  • Large buffer memory and Leica Maestro processor
  • High quality full-HD video function
  • Easy to use - reduced to the essentials
  • Body made of high-strength magnesium alloy and solid brass top and base plates finished in black chrome
  • Sapphire crystal glass cover plate and 3” monitor
  • Access to a wide range of M lenses from 16 - 135 mm
  • New filters solely for the Leica M Monochrom widening creative possibilities
  • Compatible with all accessories for the Leica M (Typ 240)
  • Access to R lenses with Leica M-Adapter-R for pictures and video
  • Adobe Lightroom available as a download
  • Made in Germany

The next level
Photographers 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 visualization in its archetypal form. For pictures with previously unimaginable sharpness, depth and clarity. A pioneer in every respect. A true Leica.

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Leica 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 settings.

Creative contrasts
By modifying 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 vignetting.

Moving pictures in M quality
The 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 microphone.

More creative options
With 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 effect.

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Owner Benefits

Included in the package are instructions for downloading a complimentary copy of Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom®.

Leica Camera AG (‘LEICA’) provides a two-year product warranty for your LEICA product, including the accessories contained in the original packaging, valid from the date of purchase from an authorized LEICA dealer.

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