Leica M-Monochrom Review

Overall Score

46

Main Features

  • 18 MP Full frame CCD Sensor
  • 160 - 10000 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (rangefinder) Viewfinder
  • 2 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 139 x 80 x 37 mm, 600g.
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Leica M-Monochrom Overview


First introduced in May, 2012, Leica M-Monochrom is a 18 MP Mirrorless with a Full frame (36 x 24 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Leica M-Monochrom comes with a Full Frame sensor - 35.8 x 23.9 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 43.04 mm

- Full Frame, approximate the actual size shown above

Sensor resolution of Leica M-Monochrom ~ 5196 x 3464 pixels.

Leica M-Monochrom has Crop Factor: 1.01

The sensor has a surface area of 855.6 mm².

There are approximate 17,998,944 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Leica M-Monochrom


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Leica M-Monochrom with competitors in pro mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
10000 Max Native ISO
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Flash Sync Port
External Flash
RAW Support
2.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
3 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Weight: 600g
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
Low Battery Life: 350 shots
Type Scores

Leica M-Monochrom has an Overall Score of 46/100 and ranked #190 out of 195 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #575 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Leica M-Monochrom Scores
Imaging score
50
Features score
31
Value for money score
47
Portability score
84
Overall score
46
Average Scores in Pro Mirrorless
Imaging Score
69
Features Score
74
Value For Money Score
80
Portability Score
74
Overall score
76

Physical Dimensions of Leica M-Monochrom


Leica M-Monochrom weighs 600g and has external dimensions of 139 x 80 x 37mm (5.47 x 3.15 x 1.46"). Considering that the average weight of Pro Mirrorless cameras is 675g, Leica M-Monochrom is 75 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Leica M-Monochrom
600g
Average weight
675g
Min weight
465g
Max weight
1320g

Thickness Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Leica M-Monochrom
37mm
Average Thickness
64mm
Min Thickness
37mm
Max Thickness
97mm

Here is the front and top view image of Leica M-Monochrom with the dimensions:

Leica M-Monochrom

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight M-Monochrom Dimensions M-Monochrom
Fujifilm X-Pro2 Fujifilm X-Pro2 495 g 600 g 141 x 83 x 56 mm 139 x 80 x 37 mm
Leica M Typ 240 Leica M Typ 240 680 g 600 g 139 x 80 x 42 mm 139 x 80 x 37 mm
Leica M8 Leica M8 591 g 600 g 139 x 80 x 37 mm 139 x 80 x 37 mm
Leica M9 Leica M9 585 g 600 g 139 x 80 x 37 mm 139 x 80 x 37 mm
Leica M10 Leica M10 660 g 600 g 139 x 39 x 80 mm 139 x 80 x 37 mm
Leica SL Leica SL 847 g 600 g 147 x 104 x 39 mm 139 x 80 x 37 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 600 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 139 x 80 x 37 mm
Fujifilm X-E2 Fujifilm X-E2 350 g 600 g 129 x 75 x 37 mm 139 x 80 x 37 mm

Specifications of Leica M-Monochrom


General
Brand Leica
Model M-Monochrom
Announced May, 2012
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Leica M
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1
Number of Lenses 59
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (rangefinder)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.68
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/32 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 2.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 35.8 x 23.9 mm
Sensor Area 855.6 mm²
Sensor Resolution 18 MP
Max Image Resolution 5212 x 3472
Max Native ISO 10000
Min Native ISO 160
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 350 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 600 g
Physical Dimensions 139 x 80 x 37 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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