The Leica M Monochrom is a new 18MP, full frame, black-and-white-only digital camera. The sensor was designed from the ground up as a black and white sensor.
Per Leica, “As the sensor does not ‘see’ colors, every pixel records true luminance values – as a result, it delivers ‘true’ black-and-white images that are significantly sharper than comparable exposures from a camera with a color-sensitive sensor.”
The Leica M Monochrom should be available in July 2012 for $7950. Check B&H Photo for availability.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]