[Press Release] Rangefinder Leica M Monochrome (Typ 246), Kamera Hitam Putih Seharga $7450

Rangefinder Leica M Monochrome (Typ 246), Image Credit : Leica

Rangefinder Leica M Monochrome (Typ 246), Image Credit : Leica

Leica telah memperkenalkan versi terbaru dari rangefinder digital monochrome. M Monochrom Typ 246 menggunakan sensor CMOS full frame 24MP itu, seperti pendahulunya, memiliki berbagai filter warna. Sang Monochrom sebelumnya menggunakan sensor jenis CCD 18MP, sehingga upgrade ke chip CMOS menyediakan beberapa perbaikan seperti live view dan kemampuan merekam video.

Dibandingkan tipe sebelumnya Leica M Monochrome Typ 240, Typ 246 menawarkan peningkatan jangkauan ISO hingga ISO 25.000 dari sebelumnya hanya 10.000. Selain itu layar LCD juga mengalami upgrade ke yang lebih modern berukuran 3″ 921k-dot dan mendukung fitur pemotretatn live view termasuk fokus peaking dan 10x pembesaran. Kamera ini juga dapat merekam video Full HD 1020p 24/25fps.

Karena tidak ada cahaya yang hilang karena color filter (yang melakukan pemblokiran cahaya hijau dan biru untuk memberikan piksel merah, cahaya merah dan biru diblokir untuk warna hijau, dan sebagainya), kamera menjadi lebih efektif dan sensitif daripada kamera Leica pada umumnya. Hal ini dapat dilihat dari ISO minimum yang melompat dari asli ISO 200 ke 320, sensitivitas maksimum juga meningkat dari 6400 ke 2500. Dalam hal dynamic range mengalami peningkatan 2EV karena noise M Monochrom tidak memiliki komponen chroma, sehingga menghasilkan gambar visual yang menyenangkan.

Leica M Monochrom Typ 246 akan tersedia pada bulan Mei dengan harga USD $7450. Berikut spesifikasi, preview, gambar dan press release.

Spesifikasi Kamera Leica M Monochrome (Typ 246)

  • Sensor Full Frame CMOS 24 monochrome
  • Leica M bayonet dengan sensor untuk six-bit coding
  • Adobe DNG raw recording
  • LCD 3″, 921k dots dengan focus peaking
  • Full HD Video, 25/24fps
  • Shutter speed 60s-1/4000s
  • Flash sync speed 1/180s
  • ISO320 – ISO25000 (extended)
  • Continuous shooting 3-4fps
  • Dual-axis electronic level
  • Bodi magnesium alloy, splash proof
  • Baterai life hingga 800 shot (tanpa live view)
  • Garansi 2 tahun

Preview, Hands On dan First Impression

Gambar Kamera Leica M Monochrome (Typ 246)

Rangefinder Leica M Monochrome (Typ 246), Image Credit : Leica

Rangefinder Leica M Monochrome (Typ 246), Image Credit : Leica

Rangefinder Leica M Monochrome (Typ 246) - Atas, Image Credit : Leica

Rangefinder Leica M Monochrome (Typ 246) – Atas, Image Credit : Leica

Rangefinder Leica M Monochrome (Typ 246) - Belakang, Image Credit : Leica

Rangefinder Leica M Monochrome (Typ 246) – Belakang, Image Credit : Leica

Rangefinder Leica M Monochrome (Typ 246) - Samping, Image Credit : Leica

Rangefinder Leica M Monochrome (Typ 246) – Samping, Image Credit : Leica

Rangefinder Leica M Monochrome (Typ 246), Image Credit : Leica

Rangefinder Leica M Monochrome (Typ 246), Image Credit : Leica

Rangefinder Leica M Monochrome (Typ 246), Image Credit : Leica

Rangefinder Leica M Monochrome (Typ 246), Image Credit : Leica

Press Release

Leica Unveils Its New M Monochrom Camera, Taking Digital Black-and-White Photography to New Levels

Fresh Features Focus on Unsurpassed Imaging Performance, Rich Details, Peak Low-Light Capabilities, HD Video Capability and Live View Options

April 30, 2015 – Leica Camera introduces the new Leica M Monochrom (Type 246) today, the next step in its hugely successful digital black-and-white photography concept for the Leica M rangefinder camera system. The new Leica M Monochrom, the first and only digital camera to enable a real black and white image – still or moving – without image processing or filtering, will be available May 2015.

“With never-before-seen imaging performance, outstanding low-light capabilities, and richness of detail, the new Leica M Monochrom surpasses the high standards set by its predecessor,” said Roland Wolff, VP of Marketing and Corporate Retail for Leica. “At the same time, it keeps its primary aim sharply in focus: black-and-white images with top quality across the board.”

Thanks to its high-capacity 2GB-buffer memory and Leica Maestro processor, the new Leica M Monochrom captures sequences three times faster than its predecessor. The new processor also enables extremely fast display of the captured images in review mode, making the new Monochrom even more versatile.

The Leica M Monochrom follows the successful route taken by the Leica M and captures decisive moments with 24-megapixel resolution. The monochrome CMOS sensor produces exceptionally sharp pictures at all sensitivity settings up to ISO 25000. As the M Monochrom has no color filter array over the sensor, it requires no interpolation for the calculation of luminance values. The result is 100% sharper images with brilliance and detail contrast that far exceeds what color photography can do.

The new Leica M Monochrom can also capture high-quality full-HD video in black and white. The optional Leica microphone adapter set, comprising an adapter and a stereo microphone, ensures perfect sound. The high-resolution 3″ monitor with 921,600 pixels ensures that photographers have complete control of composition, exposure, focusing and depth of field.

Moreover, the camera now offers full visual control with its Live View function, which provides two focusing methods: the up to 10x magnification of Live View Zoom mode, enabling full control of the sharpness of details in the image on the monitor or the closest focusing distance; and Live View Focus Peaking mode, where sharply focused edges in the image are highlighted by colored lines.

Another advantage of the new CMOS sensor is that, in addition to the M-Lens portfolio, almost all lenses of the Leica R series can now be used with an optional adapter on the Leica M Monochrom to expand the creative capabilities of the Leica rangefinder system, as is also the case with the Leica M. Additionally, all equipment and accessories from the Leica M series are compatible with the new Leica M Monochrom.

Other new features include:

  • Nearly unbreakable sapphire crystal cover glass for the LCD monitor, treated with an anti-reflection protective coating to ensure precise assessment of images in any lighting situation.
  • A body manufactured from high-strength magnesium alloy, with a top- and baseplate made from solid brass blanks and finished in black chrome.
  • New yellow, orange and green filters, available in July.

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