Leica releases M Monochrom camera, shoots only B&W

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Leica cameras are certainly one of the best in the market but it also carries a hefty price tag. In addition to that, not many people are willing to spend thousands of dollars in a camera that can only shoot black and white photos but if you are one of them, read on. This is because Leica had released the M Monochrom camera and there is one unique thing that is available here that isn’t present in any other digital camera.

The Leica M Monochrom comes with a B&W sensor which means that you can only take black and white on this baby. However, as it removes the color filters, it allows for sharper and more detailed images. In fact, you can push the ISO till up to 10,000. It should also be noted that the M Monochrome has a full-frame CCD sensor.

The price tag for the body only is at $8,000. A 50mm f/2 Summicron lens will add another $7,200 to the price. With this hefty price tag, we aren’t sure the type of audience that would want to get the M Monochrom especially when it is an enthusiast-only camera. Nevertheless, if you have around $15,000 to spare, then feel free to get the M Monochrom and tell us how it performs later on.


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