• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • ISO 320 - 25,000
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 50 - 50,000
  • Detailed specifications
  • Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • Leica SL (Typ 601)
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Predecessor:    
Successor:   Leica SL2
SL (Typ 601) vs SL2
General
Model Number: M Monochrom (Typ 246) SL (Typ 601)
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Rangefinder Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $7450.00 $7449.99
Street Price: $7,595.00 $4,342.72
Date Available: 2015-05-07 2015-11-20
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 24.0 oz (680 g)
includes batteries
29.9 oz (847 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.5 x 3.1 x 1.7 in.
(139 x 80 x 42 mm)
5.8 x 4.1 x 1.5 in.
(147 x 104 x 39 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 24.0 24.2
Sensor Format: 35mm 35mm
Sensor size: 855.62mm2 (35.80mm x 23.90mm) 864mm2 (36.00mm x 24.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.01 microns 6.00 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: None RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None None
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:   88
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   25.0
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   13.4
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   1,821
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5952 x 3968 (23.6 MP, 3:2),
4256 x 2832 (12.1 MP, 3:2),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
1600 x 1072 (1.7 MP, Other)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
3936 x 2624 (10.3 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG, .DNG RAW (14-bit, compressed or uncompressed), RAW+JPEG JPEG, .DNG RAW (14-bit), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.0 10.6
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (25p/​24p)
1280x720 (25p/​24p)
4096x2160 (24p)
3840x2160 (30p/​25p)
1920x1080 (120p/​100p/​60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (120p/​100p/​60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
Movie File Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG (MOV); built-in mic is mono, but external stereo mic adapter available H.264: MOV with 48KHz 16-bit LPCM stereo audio, or MP4 format with 256Kbps 16-bit AAC stereo audio
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Leica M bayonet Leica L bayonet
Lens: n/a n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):    
Focal Length (actual):    
Zoom Ratio:    
Aperture Range: Varies with lens used  
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:    
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: No No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: No Yes
Auto Focus Type: N/A (Manual focus with OVF/Live View with magnification, focus peaking) Contrast-detect AF: 49 or 37 zones; Point, Field, Zone (9 Fields); Static, Dynamic (tracking), Auto (face detection); AF-S (focus priority), AF-C (shutter priority), MF, Touch-AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? n/a No
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Non-TTL bright-line frame rangefinder w/ automatic parallax compensation, 0.68x magnification, calibrated to -0.5 dpt (corrective lenses from -3 to +3 diopter available); Optional Visoflex EVF-2 Electronic Viewfinder EVF: 0.66-inch, 4.4M-dot SXGA+ LCD, 0.80x magnification (50mm lens at infinity, -1dpt), 100% coverage, 20mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 4,400,000 dots (1,470,000 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.68x 0.80x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.68x 0.80x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 1,040,000 dots
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:    
Top Deck Display: No Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25000 50000
Minimum ISO (native): 320 50
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 320 to 25000 in 1/3 EV steps Auto, ISO 50 to 50,000
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: None Auto, Daylight 5200 K, Cloudy 6000 K, Shade 7000 K, Tungsten 3200 K, HMI 5600 K, Fluorescent warm 4000 K, Fluorescent cool 4500 K, Flash 5400 K, Greycard (custom), Manual color temperature 2000K to 11500K
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 60 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: OVF: TTL Center-weighted with working aperture; Live view: TTL Multi, Center-weighted, Spot Multi-field, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: No Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: B&W capture only; Filters available including new yellow, orange and green filters.  
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No No
Flash Modes: Control with center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering (with SCA-3501/3502 adapter, or SCA-3000 standard flash unit such as Leica SF 24D/Leica SF 58); First or second curtain sync. TTL Auto, Manual
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: SCA-3502 compatible hot shoe, with center contact Hot Shoe, X-Sync terminal
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-II
Other Memory:   Slot 1: UHS-II, Slot 2: UHS-I
Dual Card Slots: No Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .DNG RAW (14-bit, compressed or uncompressed), RAW+JPEG .DNG RAW (14-bit), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG (MOV); built-in mic is mono, but external stereo mic adapter available H.264: MOV with 48KHz 16-bit LPCM stereo audio, or MP4 format with 256Kbps 16-bit AAC stereo audio
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No Yes
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 3.0 Super Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: No No
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Threaded cable release Wired or via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Accessory port, contact strip for Multifunction Hand Grip M USB 3.0 Micro Type B port; HDMI Type A port; Multi Connector supports adapter for 3.5mm mic and headphone jacks or a cable release; X-Sync socket; Multifunctional interface in baseplate for optional handgrip
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):   0.37
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.37
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.0 10.6
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 30 Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   10.5
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   33
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   10.5
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   32
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):   0.18 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.061 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused):   0.046 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:   1.1 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   0.7 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   400 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   400 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary 7.4v 1800mAh Proprietary 8.4V, 1860mAh
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Free download of Adobe Lightroom for registered owners Remote Control (USB): Leica Image Shuttle SL; Remote Control (Wi-Fi): Leica SL app (Android/iOS)
OS Compatibility: Windows Vista SP2 /7/ 8; Mac OS X (10.5 or higher)  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Captures black and white stills and video with no interpolation. Finished in black chrome.