• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • ISO 320 - 25,000
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.5 megapixels
  • 7.30mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) advantages over Ricoh Theta V

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.0 vs 14.5 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Ricoh Theta V advantages over Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

  • Less expensive
    $371 vs $7550
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 42 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    15 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    121g vs 680g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster shutter
    1/25000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • 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
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output 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 M-P (Typ 240)

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $7847
  • 35mm
  • Longer exposure
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $6262
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
Ricoh Theta V
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $374
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $6262
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Leica SL (Typ 601)

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
Leica SL (Typ 601)
  • $7847
  • 35mm
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
Ricoh Theta V
Leica SL (Typ 601)
  • $374
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Leica M (Typ 262)

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
Leica M (Typ 262)
  • $7847
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $4530
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
Ricoh Theta V
Leica M (Typ 262)
  • $374
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $4530
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Leica M-D (Typ 262)

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $7847
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
  • $5995
  • 35mm
Ricoh Theta V
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $374
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Leica M10

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
Leica M10
  • $7847
  • 35mm
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $7051
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Ricoh Theta V
Leica M10
  • $374
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $7051
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
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