Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) Digital Rangefinder Camera

Leica
Product #:
LEC10930
Manufacturer #:
10930
UPC:
799429109301
  • 24MP full-frame B&W CMOS sensor
  • Large buffer memory
  • Leica Maestro Image Processor
  • High quality full-HD video function
  • Easy to use - reduced to the essentials
  • Magnesium alloy body construction
  • 3.0" 921.6k-dot LCD with sapphire glass
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 24/25 fps
  • Wide range of M lenses (16 - 135 mm)
  • Adobe Lightroom available as a download
Screen Size:
3.0"
Screen Size:
The size of the screen listed by height and width.
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Compatible Media:
SD, SDHC, SDXC memory card
Compatible Media:
A storage medium that is compatible with your portable device, in a form that can easily be removed or accessed by a PC such as a type of memory card that is compatible with your camera.
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Megapixels:
24 MP
Megapixels:
A megapixel is one million pixels. It is commonly used to describe the resolution of digital cameras. For example, a 7.2 megapixel camera is capable of capturing roughly 7,200,000 pixels. The higher the megapixel number, the more detail the camera can capture. Therefore, the megapixel count is a significant specification to look for when buying a digital camera.
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Video Resolution:
1920 x 1080: 24 fps, 25 fps; 1280 x 720: 24 fps, 25 fps
Video Resolution:
The measurement in height x width of a captured video file. Common sizes are VGA, 720p, and 1080p.
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Body Only:
Body Only
Body Only:
Indicates the item is only the body of the camera, and does not include any lenses
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Overview

Classic design mixed with contemporary functionality makes the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) Digital Rangefinder Camera a unique offering. It is a digital camera specially designed to produce black and white imagery. The camera’s sensor records solely on luminance values to provide excellent sharpness, clarity, and resolution. It flaunts an ergonomic body design that places all of the essential camera controls within reach while shooting. The shutter speed, drive mode dials, and rear menu navigation buttons and selection dials are located atop the thumb rest.

Optics and Focus

As with previous M-series cameras from Leica, the M Monochrom retains the ability to utilize a vast network of M-mount lenses ranging from 16mm to 135mm. When operating in live view, focus peaking and 10x live view zoom can be used to ensure critical focus. The optical viewfinder is a bright-line 0.68x-magnification rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation. The LED-illuminated frame lines are set to match the image sensor size at a focusing distance of 6.6 feet. The viewfinder frame selector can also be used to change the apparent image field manually and help visualize the scene with differing focal lengths.

Sensor and Display

The camera features a full-frame 24MP black and white CMOS sensor that provides improved shooting speeds and versatility. It has a continuous shooting rate of 3 fps, and a 2GB buffer allows recording of up to 30 JPEG or DNG files in a sequence with an instant review. Complementing the optical viewfinder is the 3-inch 921.6k-dot LCD display. The display is equipped with a scratch-resistant protective cover made from sapphire crystal glass to assure longevity.

Image and Video

The M Monochrom camera features a Leica Maestro image processor that provides a sensitivity range from ISO 320 - 25000 along with the capability of continuous shooting at three frames per second. It is capable of capturing images at a maximum resolution of 5976 x 3992 pixels. The camera can also film full HD videos at 1080p with a frame rate of either 24 or 25 frames per second. It also includes an onboard monaural microphone to record audio. The microphone has three modulation settings - auto, manual, and concert.

Other Features

After purchasing the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) Digital Rangefinder Camera, you can download the Adobe Lightroom software, which is ideal for processing the camera’s DNG raw image files. It also has in-camera toning effects to replicate the look of film-based black and white processes. The camera supports the following languages - English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, traditional Chinese, simplified Chines, Korean, and Russian.

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Specifications

Brand
Leica - Leica
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Type:
Describes the makeup, build, and technology of the sensor that is in the camera.

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Display Specifications
Screen Size: 3.0"
Screen Size:
The size of the screen listed by height and width.

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Display Type: LCD with Sapphire Glass
Display Type:
The type or brand of the screen.

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Dots: 921.6k-Dot
Dots:
A measurement of the LCD Monitor's resolution not by width by height, but rather the total amount of dots.

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Detailed Specifications
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Aspect Ratio:
The aspect ratio of an image describes the proportional relationship between its width and its height.

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Coverage: 100%
Coverage:
This is the maximum viewing area through a camera's viewfinder.

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Compatible Media: SD, SDHC, SDXC memory card
Compatible Media:
A storage medium that is compatible with your portable device, in a form that can easily be removed or accessed by a PC such as a type of memory card that is compatible with your camera.

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Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder:
The eye level device you look through to compose the image.

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Megapixels: 24 MP
Megapixels:
A megapixel is one million pixels. It is commonly used to describe the resolution of digital cameras. For example, a 7.2 megapixel camera is capable of capturing roughly 7,200,000 pixels. The higher the megapixel number, the more detail the camera can capture. Therefore, the megapixel count is a significant specification to look for when buying a digital camera.

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Shutter
Shutter Speeds: 60 - 1/4000 second in Aperture Priority Mode, 8 - 1/4000 second in Manual Mode, 60 - 0 second in Time Mode
Shutter Speeds:
The amount of time the shutter stay open for exposure. Measured in fractions of seconds.

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Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Shutter Type:
Blades or some type of cover that controls the time during which light reaches the film or sensor. Older cameras use mechanical shutters while new cameras use electronic shutters.

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Self Timer: 12 seconds, 2 seconds
Self Timer:
Allows a delay between pressing the shutter release button and the actual firing of the shutter. Commonly used to give photographers time to put themselves in the shot and to take photos without having to physically have their hands on the camera during exposure.

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System Requirements
System Requirements: Windows: Vista (SP2), 7, 8, Mac: OS X 10.5 or later
System Requirements:
To be used efficiently, all computer software needs certain hardware components or other software resources to be present on a computer. These prerequisites are known as (computer) system requirements and are often used as a guideline as opposed to an absolute rule. Most software defines two sets of system requirements: minimum and recommended.

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Control Specifications
ISO Speed: Auto, 320-25000
ISO Speed:
The ISO speed setting dictates sensitivity to light. The higher the ISO speed, the more sensitive the film or digital sensor is to light. Higher ISOs have the effect of noise in an image. The actual ISO at which the noise occurs varies from camera to camera. Low ISOs are generally used for brighter lighting conditions and high ISOs are often used for low light or action shots.

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A/V Mode
Video Resolution: 1920 x 1080: 24 fps, 25 fps; 1280 x 720: 24 fps, 25 fps
Video Resolution:
The measurement in height x width of a captured video file. Common sizes are VGA, 720p, and 1080p.

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Audio Recording: Built-in Mic: With Video, Mono, Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo
Audio Recording:
Describes the camera's audio recording capability. Will describe the type of microphone and any additional XLR/miniphone jacks.

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Physical Specifications
Dimensions: (W x H x D): 5.5 x 1.7 x 3.1 in. (138.6 x 42.0 x 80.0 mm)
Dimensions:
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Color: Black
Color:
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Flash
Built-in Flash: No
Built-in Flash:
A flash that is embedded or part of the camera. Built-in flashes are found in both DSLR and Point & Shoot cameras. Although practical because of their small size and ease of use, built-in flashes are often ineffective and/or unflattering as a main source of light.

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Flash Modes: 1st Curtain Sync, Second-curtain Sync
Flash Modes:
Different modes that determines how a flash will be used in a photo.

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External Flash System: Hot Shoe
External Flash System:
An off camera flash used for more creative lighting.

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Interface
Video Output Terminal: NTSC/PAL
Video Output Terminal:
A terminal for video output.

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Power System
Continuous Shooting Speed: Up to 3 fps
Continuous Shooting Speed:
Refers to the number of frames that can be captured per second (fps = frames per second).

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Battery Type: 1 x BP-SCL2 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.4 VDC, 1800 mAh
Battery Type:
The type of battery for a device. Some cameras use single use alkaline while others use rechargeable lithium batteries.

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Maximum Burst: Up to 3 fps at 24 MP for up to 30 frames
Maximum Burst:
Refers to the maximum number of shots that can be taken continuously before the internal buffer is filled and the shutter release is locked, temporarily preventing further exposures.

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Recording Data
Image Formats: DNG, JPEG
Image Formats:
The types of files that a particular camera produces. All cameras output JPEG images, but some of the more sophisticated models will shoot in RAW mode. RAW Image Formats will vary based on manufacturer.

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Brand
Brand: Leica
Camera Attributes
Sensor Size: 23.9 x 35.8 mm
Sensor Size:
Refers to the actual physical size of the imaging sensor in the camera. A sensor that has the same dimensions as a 35mm frame of film is considered to be "full" frame. Other smaller sensor sizes are described in terms relative to a "full" sized sensor. (e.g. an APS-C 1.5x crop sensor)

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Camera Type: Mirrorless Cameras
Camera Type:
The type of camera. Examples: SLR, point and shoot, mirrorless.

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Lens Specs
Focus Type: Manual
Focus Type:
The type of focus of the lens from full manual control to auto focus.

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Mount Type: Leica M
Mount Type:
This is the mount type for the lens to attach to the camera body.

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Bodies and Kits
Body Only: Body Only
Body Only:
Indicates the item is only the body of the camera, and does not include any lenses

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In The Box

  • Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) Digital Rangefinder Camera
  • BP-SCL2 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1800 mAh)
  • BC-SCL2 Battery Charger for BP-SCL2 Li-Ion Battery
  • 3' Power Cable
  • European Mains Cable
  • Car Charging Cable
  • Carrying Strap
  • Body Cap
  • Accessory Shoe Cover
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

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