Leica to release new monochrome camera


Leica is popular all over the world due to its retro feel and look. Unlike other DSLR brands, the company is staying true to their form and has not jumped on the bandwagon of other camera companies.

Rumors have been circulating the Web for weeks now that the company will release a new series of cameras that records images only in black and white.

A post from rangefindforum.com shows that this isn’t just a rumor but appears to be true to form.

This latest line from Leica features a new monochrome CCD sensor with a resolution of 18 million pixels. It is said that the images being produced are ‘100% sharper’ due to the direct processing of raw data with no interpolation or color filter array. Noise produced by the camera is said to be ‘extremely fine-grained’ up to ISO 10,000.

The post from the rangefindforum.com said that a Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH will be joining the new M-system. This cam will most likely hit the shelves this August.

The new Leica line is called the Leica M Monochrom.

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