The latest high-resolution camera dedicated to black-and-white photography, the Leica M10 Monochrom, is now available in Australia.

Angled view of the Leica M10 Monochrom with the Summicron-M 50mm f/1.2 ASPH. Lens. (Source: Leica Camera.)

Featuring a new 40-megapixel, 36 x24 mm CMOS sensor that delivers images with natural sharpness and previously unrivalled resolution, the new M10 Monochrom is the first of its kind to offer a broad sensitivity range of ISO 160 to ISO 100000. The new black-and-white sensor is ideally matched to all lenses of the Leica M portfolio and fully exploits their performance with regard to contrast, resolution and detail rendition.

Other features of the camera include an almost inaudible shutter and the quietest shutter release of all M-Cameras ever built along with an unobtrusive and minimalist body design. The camera has no Leica red dot logo on the front and features only the discreetly engraved logotype ‘Leica M10 Monochrom’ on the top plate. The consistent omission of colour-filled engravings is a additionally emphasises the black-and-white character of the camera. The camera is made almost completely by hand and is robustly constructed from die-cast magnesium with a synthetic leather covering, brass top panel and base and black chrome-plated finish.

The new Leica M10 Monochrom camera body is available now for RRP AU$13,500 from Australian Leica stores and authorised Leica dealers. Click here for more information.