Leica Camera AG debuts the Leica M10 Monochrom, with a 40-megapixel black-and-white sensor. The ultra-high-resolution black-and-white sensor of the M10 Monochrom delivers images with natural sharpness and previously unrivaled resolution of details in all lighting conditions, the company says. At the same time, the new M10 Monochrom is the first black-and-white camera of the rangefinder system to offer a sensitivity range of ISO 160 to ISO 100000. Images captured at all ISO settings impress with finely grained rendition of details and no disturbing artifacts, claims Leica As is the case with all Leica M-Cameras, the new black-and-white sensor is ideally matched to all lenses of the Leica M portfolio and fully exploits their performance with regard to contrast, resolution and rendition of finest structures.
The technical details and the handling concept of the M10 Monochrom are identical to those of the serial production M10-P. It features an almost inaudible shutter and the quietest shutter release of all M-Cameras ever built. The materials and finishing of the Leica M10 Monochrom correspond to the same high standards as those familiar from all other Leica M-Cameras, according to Leica Camera. The camera is made almost completely by hand by experienced specialists in elaborate construction and assembly processes and is so robustly built that it can take even the toughest conditions in use in its stride.