Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) Camera Launches With A Huge Price Tag
The Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) is equipped with a Leica Maestro image processor and 2GB of buffer memory, and because the camera has no colour filter, black-and-white pictures are sharp even when shooting in low light.
Leica explains a little more about their new Leica M Monochrom camera :
“Photographers who consciously employ the unique aesthetics of black-and-white photography to express their creativity can rely on the Leica M Monochrom as a modern tool. As the successor to the world’s first digital black-and-white camera, it offers the latest technologies to support creative visualization in its archetypal form. For pictures of unequaled quality. For pictures with previously unimaginable sharpness, depth, and clarity. A pioneer in every respect. A true Leica.
Black-and-white photography with unrivaled speed: with the Leica Maestro, the Leica M Monochrom not only features the same high-performance processor as its counterpart with color vision, the Leica M but also offers the extra speed reserves of a 2 GB buffer memory. This enables sequential shooting at three times the speed of the previous model – with pictures in the exceptional M quality photographers expect. The pictures are instantaneously available for display in review mode and written as JPEG files and/or RAW data in DNG format to the memory card.”