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May 10, 2012

New Leica M Monochrom: 18mp black & white 35mm full frame RF without color filter array

Black and white fans, your time has come! We have the first modern era interchangeable lens monochrome digital camera, the new Leica M Monochrom, the crown jewel of this Leica mega-announcement burst! This is an M-mount 35mm full frame 18-megapixel Kodak CCD sensor rangefinder! The starting price is a 6800 euro. In the US, the starting price is $7950 and it is available for pre-order at Adorama.

Out of the gate, there is a first impressions report at dpreview including sample pictures but the camera's firmware is not finalized yet!

Brief hands-on with the camera at PDN Pulse.

Hands-on first impressions with a prototype M-Monochrome at the L-Camera Forum blog, along with a 8-minute video overview which you can also find embedded right below...

Press Release Parade
Press release parade at dpreview and and L-Camera forum blog and British Journal of Photography and PDN Pulse and Photography Blog and DSLR Magazine and Focus Numerique and and

Brief opinion at Sans Mirror and PhotoXels and DigLloyd.

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