• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • ISO 320 - 25,000
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 47.3 megapixels
  • ISO 50 - 50,000

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Differences

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) advantages over Leica SL2

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.01 vs 4.30 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Lighter weight
    680g vs 928g
    Lighter weight

Leica SL2 advantages over Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

  • Less expensive
    $5995 vs $7995
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    No vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    2100k vs 922k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.78x vs 0.68x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    47.3 vs 24.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 30 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/40000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    50000 vs 25000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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

User reviews

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Compared to Leica M-P (Typ 240)

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Longer exposure
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $6488
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
Leica SL2
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $6488
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Leica M-D (Typ 262)

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
  • $5995
  • 35mm
Leica SL2
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica M10

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
Leica M10
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $6695
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Leica SL2
Leica M10
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $6695
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Nikon Z7

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
Nikon Z7
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $2697
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Leica SL2
Nikon Z7
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
  • $2697
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony A7R IV

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
Sony A7R IV
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
Leica SL2
Sony A7R IV
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Top deck display
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
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