Leica M11 Monochrom

SKU: 799429202085   Mfg Code: 20208


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    Leica M11 Monochrom Introduced
    Leica M11 Review: Pure B&W Performance

    In 2012, Leica decided to be the only manufacturer in the world to launch a full frame camera with a dedicated black-and-white sensor: the Leica M Monochrom. Today, in the eleventh year of the Monochrom success story and with a wealth of experience from almost 70 years of designing and manufacturing Leica rangefinder cameras, Leica Camera AG introduces the fourth generation with a black-and-white sensor: The new Leica M11 Monochrom.

    With its sensor completely geared towards black-and-white photography, the Leica M11 Monochrom focuses like no other camera on the most basic of all photographic practices: the composition of pictures solely through light and shadow.

    With its multi-resolution full-frame BSI CMOS sensor exclusively developed with the high demands of tomorrow’s creators in mind, the M11 Monochrom provides extraordinary black-and-white images. Raw files in the DNG format or JPEGs with a resolution of either 60, 36 or 18 megapixels can be created at anytime when shooting in the field and without loss in performance when selecting the lower resolution options.

    In combination with the enormous ISO range of 125 to 200,000, the camera grants an incredible creative freedom when taking pictures. As a result, photographers are able to capture images with an unprecedented rendition of even the finest details, with an exceptionally natural-looking definition even in difficult light conditions and with extremely low noise even in the high ISO range.

    Additionally, The internal memory has been extended to 256GB, 4 times more than the Leica M11’s internal storage. This expansion not only increases the total number of images that can be recorded on longer shoots, but also provides back up opportunities with larger memory cards sizes

    With an all-metal body and a top plate made of high-quality aluminum, a sapphire glass display, solid leatherette covering as well as a black, scratch-resistant finish, the M11 Monochrom presents itself in a timeless and unobtrusive M design. Details such as the deliberate omission of the Leica logo and the dark chrome-plated coating of the optical viewfinder underline the reduced, iconic design of the new addition to the legendary Leica M family.

    • Groundbreaking full frame BSI CMOS monochromatic sensor with triple resolution technology for incredible file output versatility and unmatched image quality with M-lenses
    • Iconic & unobtrusive design: No Leica red dot and monochromatic design on dials and buttons
    • Highest dynamic range M camera to date with a native ISO of 125 and up to 15 stops of dynamic range
    • Maestro III processor for high speed image processing & data storage
    • 256 GB of internal memory enabling parallel image storage and on-camera backup
    • USB-C port for on the go charging and data transfer
    • 64% more battery capacity and more power efficient system for extended shooting sessions
    • Electronic shutter up to 1/16,000 sec and long exposures up to 1 hour, allowing for even more creative possibilities in extreme lighting conditions
    • Sapphire glass rear LCD cover for maximum scratch resistance
    • Multi field metering is now possible when shooting in rangefinder mode, enabling users to shoot in dynamic lighting conditions while also conserving battery
    • Live View digital stabilization allowing for smooth and accurate manual focusing while using Live View
    • Two Digital Zoom options (1.3x and 1.8x) for fast cropping of DNG and JPG files
    • UHS-II SD card compatibility and 3GB buffer enabling quick image storage
    • Three customizable function buttons allowing quick access to almost any menu setting in the camera
    • New 2.3 megapixel touch screen display with up to 800 nits of brightness, for comfortable image viewing during daytime shoots
    • The Leica M11 Monochrom is a “Made for iPhone and iPad” certified product allowing for reliable data transfer to Leica FOTOS via the USB-C to Lightning cable
    • Outstanding build quality, designed and made in Germany
  • Type no.  2416
    Order No. 20208
    Camera type Digital camera system with rangefinder
    Lens mount Leica M bayonet with additional sensor for 6-bit encoding 
    Sensor Monochrome BSI CMOS sensor, pixel pitch: 3.76 μm, 35 mm: 9528 x 6328 pixels (60.3 MP)
    Sensor Filter UV/IR filter, no low-pass filter 
    Image resolution The entire sensor surface will always be used irrespective of format and resolution. Digital Zoom 1.3x and 1.8x available (always based on L-DNG or L-JPG) 
    Processor Leica Maestro series (Maestro III)
    File formats DNG (raw data, loss-free compression), DNG + JPG, JPG (DCF, Exif 2.30) 
    DNG L-DNG 60.3 MP 9536 x 6336 pixels
    M-DNG 36.5 MP 7424 x 4936 pixels
    S-DNG 18.4 MP 5280 x 3506 pixels
    JPG L-JPG 60.1 MP 9504 x 6320 pixels 
    M-JPG 36.2 MP 7392 x 4896 pixels 
    S-JPG 18.2 MP 5248 x 3472 pixels
    File Size Depending on resolution and picture content
    DNG L-DNG approx. 70–120 MB 
    M-DNG approx. 40–70 MB 
    S-DNG approx. 20–40 MB 
    JPG L-JPG approx. 15–30 MB 
    L-JPG approx. 15–30 MB
    S-JPG approx. 5–9 MB 
    Color depth DNG: 14 Bit, JPG: 8 Bit 
    Color space sRGB in JPG
    Buffer memory 3 GB
    Pictures in Series L-DNG: 15
    M-DNG: 30
    S-DNG: Unlimited
    Storage Medium UHS-II (recommended), UHS-I, SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card (SDXC cards up to 2 TB) 
    256GB Internal memory
    Viewfinder Large, bright-line rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation, suitable for -0.5 dpt; optional corrective lenses available: -3 to +3 dpt 
    Viewfinder Display Four-digit digital display with items show on the top and bottom, Image field limiter: two lit frames: 35 mm + 135 mm, 28 mm + 90 mm, 50 mm + 75 mm (automatic switchover when lens is attached) 
    Parallax compensation The horizontal and vertical difference between viewfinder and lens is compensated automatically in line with the relevant focus setting. Congruence of viewfinder and actual image. The size of the bright-line frame matches the distance:
    – at 2 m: the exact sensor size of approx. 23.9 x 35.8 mm
    – at infinity: (depending on focal length) approx. 7.3% (28 mm) to 18% (135 mm) – less than 2 m: less than sensor size
    Viewfinder magnification x0.73 (all lenses) 
    Large-base rangefinder Split or superimposed image rangefinder shown as a bright field at the center of the viewfinder image
    Focus range 70 cm to ∞ 
    Focus mode Manual (focus assist functions Magnification and Focus Peaking available) 
    LCD panel 2.95” (Active Matrix TFT), sapphire glass, 2,332,800 dots, format 3:2, touch control available 
    Shutter type Electronically controlled focal plane shutter and electronic shutter function 
    Shutter speeds Mech. shutter: 60 min to 1⁄4000 s
    Electro. shutter function: 60 s to 1⁄16000 s
    Flash Synch: up to 1⁄180 s
    Optional noise reduction via additional “black picture” (can be disabled) 
    Shutter button Two-stage (1st stage: activation of the camera electronics including exposure metering and metering memory lock, 2nd stage: taking the picture) 
    Self-timer Delay time: 2 s or 12 s 
    Drive Mode Single, Continuous - Low Speed (3 fps), Continuous - High Speed (4.5 fps), Interval Shooting, Exposure Bracketing 
    Exposure metering TTL (exposure metering through the lens) 
    Metering principle  Exposure metering is done by the image sensor for all exposure metering methods (in Live View mode and in rangefinder mode) 
    Exposure metering  Spot, Center-Weighted, Highlight-Weighted, Multi-Field
    Exposure modes Aperture priority mode (A): Automatic shutter speed control with manual aperture preselection, Manual (M): manual setting for shutter speed and aperture 
    Exposure compensation  ±3 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments 
    Automatic bracketing  3 or 5 shots, graduations between shoots up to 3 EV, in 1⁄3 EV increments, additional optional exposure compensation: up to ±3 EV 
    ISO sensitivity range  Auto ISO: ISO 125 (native) to ISO 200 000, also available in flash mode Manual: ISO 125 to ISO 200 000
    White balance  N/A
    Flash sync time 1⁄180s, slower shutter speeds available, automatic switchover to TTL linear flash mode with HSS-compatible Leica system flash units if sync time is undercut 
    Flash exposure metering Using center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering with Leica flash units (SF 26, SF 40, SF 58, SF 60, SF 64) or with system-compatible flash units, remote controlled flash SF C1 
    Flash exposure compensation SF 40: ±2 EV in 1⁄2 EV increments, SF 60: ±2 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments, Other: ±3 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments
    Displays in flash mode (in the viewfinder only) Flash icon: Connection of an external flash unit 
    Interfaces ISO accessory shoe with additional control contacts for Leica flash units and Leica Visoflex 2 viewfinder (optional accessory) 
    USB 3.1 Gen1 Typ-C (5 Gbs)
    WLAN The Leica FOTOS app is required to use the WLAN function. The Leica app is available from the Apple App StoreTM or the Google Play StoreTM. 2.4 GHz/5 GHz* dual band IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wave2 WLAN (standard WLAN protocol), encryption method: WLAN-compatible WPATM/WPA2TM, access method: infrastructure mode 
    Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.2 BR/EDR/LE, BR/DR-channel 1-79, LE-channel 0-39 (2402–2480 MHz) 
    GPS Geotagging via Leica FOTOS app using Bluetooth 
    Menu languages English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Portuguese 
    Rechargeable battery (Leica BP-SCL7)  Li-Ion (Lithium-Polymer) rechargeable battery, rated voltage: 7.4 V / capacity: 1800 mAh, Charging voltage/current: DC 1000 mAh, 7.4 V, operating conditions: +10°C to +35°C (charging) / +0°C to +40°C (discharged) 
    Battery Life Approx. 700 shots (in accordance with CIPA Standard) up to approx. 1,700 shots (Leica adapted shooting cycle - rangefinder use only) 
    Charger (Leica BC-SCL7)  Input: USB-C DC 5 V, 2 A, output: DC 8.4 V, 1 A, operating conditions: +10°C to +35°C 
    Power pack (Leica ACA-SCL7)  Input: AC 110 V - 240 V ~ 50/60 Hz, 0.3 A, output: DC 5 V, 2 A, operating conditions: +10°C to +35°C 
    USB Power supply  When in standby mode or Off: USB charging function, When On: USB power supply and intermittent charging 
    Material Full-metal housing made of magnesium and aluminum, leatherette cover
    Operating temperature +0 to +40°C 
    Tripod thread A 1⁄4 DIN 4503 (1⁄4”) with stainless steel in the base 
    Dimensions  139 x 38.5 x 80mm 
    Weight  Approx. 542 g/461 g (with/without battery) 
  • Leica M11 Mono
    Leica M10 Mono
    60.3MP BSI CMOS
    40.89MP CMOS
    Processor Maestro III Maestro II
    ISO Range
    125 - 200,000
    160 - 100,000
    Fastest Shutter Speed
    1/16,000th sec
    1/4,000th sec
    Longest Shutter Speed
    60 minutes
    16 minutes
    Electronic Shutter
    LCD Screen
    2.95", 2.33 million dots (sapphire glass)
    3", 1.04 million dots
    3GB, 15 DNG at 60.3MP, 30 at 36MP, at 18MP
    2GB, 10 DNG at 40.89MP
    Internal Storage
    SD Card Speed UHS-II UHS-I
    USB Charging & Tethering
    Yes via USB-C
    Battery Capacity
    1,800 mAh
    1,100 mAh
    Weight (black finish)
    542 grams
    680 grams
    Custom FN Buttons
    Digital Zoom
    Yes: 1.3x & 1.8x
    Yes, v4.2
    Electronic Live View Stabilization

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