Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
TypeDigital rangefinder camera
LensLeica M-mount
SensorMonochrome 35.8 mm × 23.9 mm (1.41 in × 0.94 in) image sensor
Sensor makerCMOS
Maximum resolution24 Megapixels
Film speed320 to 25000
Storage mediaSD / SDHC / SDXC
Focus modesManual
Exposure modesManual, aperture priority auto exposure
Exposure meteringTTL, center weighted averaging
FlashFixed hot shoe
ShutterFocal plane, metal curtains, vertical travel
Shutter speed range60 s to 1/4000
ViewfinderRangefinder and additional color LCD display: 2.5", 230,000 pixels
Video recording1080p, 720p, 640*480 (VGA)
25 fps, 24 fps, 30 fps (VGA only)
BatteryLithium ion
Dimensions139 mm × 80 mm × 42 mm (5.5 in × 3.1 in × 1.7 in)
Weight680 g (24 oz)
Made inGermany
PredecessorLeica M Monochrom
SuccessorLeica M10 Monochrom

The Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) is a digital rangefinder camera manufactured by Leica Camera. It was released on 30 April 2015. The Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) uses a full frame 24 Megapixels CMOS sensor that, like its predecessor the Leica M Monochrom, has no color filter array. It is therefore Leica's second black and white only camera. It is essentially a monochrome only version of the Leica M (Typ 240). The M Monochrom (Typ 246) offers an increase in ISO range up to ISO 25,000, a new 3 inches 921,000-dot LCD screen and live view shooting including focus peaking and 10x magnification. Also included is full HD video recording.[1][2][3]

The Monochrom (Typ 246) is the successor of the Leica M Monochrom.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246): Digital Photography Review". www.dpreview.com. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
  2. ^ Fisher, Jim (August 12, 2015). "Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)". PCMag. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
  3. ^ "Leica's Limited-edition M Monochrom camera celebrates the 150th anniversary of Ernst Leitz Wetzlar". Popular Photography. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
  4. ^ "B&W ISO Showdown: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) vs. M Monochrom (M9) vs. M (Typ 240)". Retrieved 2019-11-27.
  5. ^ "Leica M Monochrom Type 246 offers live view and boosted ISO range". DPReview. Retrieved 2019-11-27.