Leica launched its latest digital rangefinder in Berlin today with a special “monochrome” CCD sensor designed to shoot images in black and white. Called the Leica M Monochrome, the newly developed black-and-white-specific CCD has a native resolution of 18 million pixels.
“It has a sensor designed exclusively for black and white photography. It has no color filter,” said Dr. Andreas Kauffman, Leica’s Chairman at a special product unveiling event in Berlin today.
“This allows twice the amount of light to reach the sensor. So we combined this special sensor with our rangefinder system and we present you the M Monochrome with the maximized image quality available with Leica lenses.”
Kauffman later added that the new Leica M Monochrome “doesn’t mean the death of black-and-white film.”
Read more and see exclusive photos of the Leica M Monochrome digital rangefinder here.
PDN is currently in Berlin covering the launch and we’ll have more on Leica’s other announcements soon.
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