This week, Leica Camera debuted the new Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) digital rangefinder for the black-and-white photography enthusiasts out there. Improving upon the original, this new model features a higher-resolution 24MP full-frame sensor which produces stunning images with higher clarity, depth, and resolution up to ISO 25000. You also get full HD 1080p video recording at 24-25 fps.
The M Monochrome offers a 3.0″ 921.6k-dot LCD monitor with a sapphire crystal glass cover for live views of your shots and a 10x zoom feature to hone things in. The black chrome-plated body is built from solid brass and a high-strength magnesium alloy with a simple Leica engraving on the rear. Beautiful in its simplicity and equally elegant as we’d expect from the folks at Leica.
The camera is due out this month and will retail for $7,450.00 (USD). A hefty price indeed but Leica purists will no doubt fork out the dough to cop this gem.