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Leica M Monochrom

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of Leica M Monochrom. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the image quality and durability are overall positive. The portability and sensor also get good feedback. The price and focus get negative reviews. There are some mixed comments about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Leica M Monochrom is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Leica M Monochrom

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Leica M Monochrom from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by (t3.com)

Hands on: Leica M Monochrom review: Hands-on

 

The Leica M Monochrom is the world's first black and white-only digital camera

May, 2012

Expert review by : Damien Demolder (techradar.com)

Leica M Monochrom review

 

Superb black and white images from a pared down body with fantastic build quality

Excellent resolution ; Highly flexible raw files ; Attractive grain patterning

Inadequate viewfinder information ; Slow processing ; Lowest ISO at 320

The Monochrom is an awkward beast to handle and essentially it offers little in the way of flexibility. However, the images it produces are extremely good, and even the noise is attractive, but the tonal characteristics are dark and moody.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Leica M Monochrom review

 

With no colour filter array, the 18-million-pixel sensor in Leica's new M Monochrom rangefinder captures highly detailed black & white images. Richard Sibley considers the advantages of using the Monochrom and finds out if it really is like shooting on...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Leica M Monochrom Review

 

The Leica M Monochrom introduced in 2012 was the solution provided by Leica for anyone who wanted to shoot true black and white photos with a digital camera. Being a Digital Rangefinder, the optical viewfinder doesn't show the image through the lens,...

Full frame monochrome sensor, Impressive resolution and sharpness, Unique black and white digital camera, High ISO noise performance - Film like noise, Includes Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro, AdobeDNG raw images, Excellent build quality, 2 year warranty

2.5inch screen, Slow 2fps continuous shooting, High price - although could be justified, All the other issues associated with a digital rangefinder (manual focus, viewfinder framing, etc), Updated Leica M (Typ 240) dramatically expands on features

Jan, 2014

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Leica M Monochrom Hands-On Preview

 

We have a hands-on look at the new Leica M Monochrom, the full frame digital rangefinder from Leica with a black and white sensor.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Leica M Monochrom Sample Photos

 

Sample photos from the Leica M Monochrom - the new black and white Leica with a full frame 18 megapixel sensor.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Leica M Monochrom

 

The Leica M Monochrom is a niche version of a niche camera, but well-heeled photographers who see in black and white are sure to fall in love.

Compact. Full-frame CCD sensor. Digital black-and-white image capture. Top ISO of 10000. Bright optical viewfinder. Classic design. Includes Adobe Lightroom and Nik Silver Efex Pro software.

Expensive. Outdated LCD. No video support. High base ISO. Manual focus only.

You may also want to consider dusting off the yellow, red, or orange filters you may have used when shooting black-and-white film. If you're converting color photos to monochrome you can simulate the effects of these filters in software. Yellow,...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Richard Butler (dpreview.com)

Leica M-Monochrom Hands-on Preview

 

Leica has long been a manufacturer happy to exploit niche markets - its M9 may be a fascinating camera to shoot with, but the company's adherence to the near-obsolete, manual focus rangefinder design, coupled with its distinctly exclusive pricing...

May, 2012

Expert review by (pdngearguide.com)

Camera Review: Leica M Monochrom

 

It's the outstanding image quality that makes a color-blind, nearly $8,000 camera downright appealing.

Delivers high-quality black-and-white images with depth of information; simple, mostly manual user interface; no lag time; rangefinder viewfinder does not black out during exposure; compatible with some of the best prime lenses in the universe

Insufficient buffer; low-resolution LCD monitor; drains batteries relatively quickly; no autofocus; expensive

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Jun, 2013

Expert review by : TJ Donegan (reviewed.com)

Leica M Monochrom

 

The Leica M Monochrom: an $8,000 nod to the heyday of black-and-white film.

The Leica M Monochrom is one of the more fascinating cameras we've ever reviewed. It has an impressively well-built body that is designed for a very small niche of shooters who want a camera that does one thing extremely well at the expense of nearly...

Apr, 2013
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