Today, Leica is announcing a brand new Monochrom camera in the form of the Typ 246. Like the Monochrom before it, this camera captures black and white images due to the color filter being removed. The new M Monochrom has a 2GB buffer, Leica Maestro processor, a 24MP full frame sensor, has ISO settings up to 25,000, and since this is a CMOS sensor you also get Live View functions. Like the previous Leica M, it can also use the R adapter to use Leica’s R lenses.
The LCD screen sports a sapphire cover and the body is made from magnesium alloy. Customers can also purchase a free copy of Adobe Lightroom with the M Monochrom.
Photographer Ragnar Axelsson has a special video made about the camera, and the Leica Camera Blog features more images shot with the camera.
As more information comes in, we’re going to update this post. Want the new Leica M Monochrom? It’ll cost you a pretty penny.