• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 320 - 10,000
  • 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Leica M Monochrom advantages over Leica M (Typ 262)

  • Less expensive
    $4295 vs $5475
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Higher extended ISO
    10000 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica M (Typ 262) advantages over Leica M Monochrom

  • Newer
    2 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    24.0 vs 18.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 32 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    3.0 fps vs 2.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Leica M9

Leica M Monochrom
Leica M9
  • $4295
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $8000
  • 35mm
Leica M (Typ 262)
Leica M9
  • $5555
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • More dots on screen
  • $8000
  • 35mm

Compared to Leica M (Typ 240)

Leica M Monochrom
Leica M (Typ 240)
  • $4295
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $6595
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots 24p video
Leica M (Typ 262)
Leica M (Typ 240)
  • $5555
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
  • $6595
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Leica M-E (Typ 220)

Leica M Monochrom
Leica M-E (Typ 220)
  • $4295
  • 35mm
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $5450
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
Leica M (Typ 262)
Leica M-E (Typ 220)
  • $5555
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • More dots on screen
  • $5450
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

Leica M Monochrom
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • $4295
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • $7267
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Newer
Leica M (Typ 262)
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • $5555
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • $7267
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Leica M-D (Typ 262)

Leica M Monochrom
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $4295
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • More pixels
Leica M (Typ 262)
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $5555
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • $5995
  • 35mm
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