The Leica Monochrom raised a few sceptical eyebrows when it was first released in 2012, but the arrival of the third generation in the M10 Monochrom (RM38,400) is an indication of its ongoing positive reception, as well as its confirmation as the pinnacle of black-and-white digital photography. The newly developed 40-megapixel sensor, still freed of unnecessary chromatic accommodations such as a colour filter array, is more exceptional than ever. It is also the first black-and-white rangefinder camera to have an unprecedentedly wide sensitivity range of ISO 160 to 100,000. Like past models, the M10 Monochrom is similar in layout and handling to the M10-P, meaning users making the switch will feel right at home.
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