This is now on TOP of my WISH list, my dear hubby... pay attention to this post, please!
Leica has officially announced its new monochrome digital rangefinder—the world’s first digital camera dedicated to black-and-white photography. Called ‘Leica M Monochrom’, the company said that the camera a full-frame, 35-mm format digital camera, “designed exclusively and without any compromises for black-and-white photography”.
The camera features a full native resolution of 18-megapixels and monochrome CCD sensor, to deliver 100% sharper images than with color sensors—as raw data is processed directly.
“As its sensor does not ‘see’ colors, every pixel records true luminance values—as a result, it delivers a ‘true’ black-and-white image,” Leica wrote.
“It delivers ‘true’ black-and-white images in unrivalled sharpness and dynamic range. This makes the M Monochrom the perfect camera for anyone with a passion for black-and-white photography.” Seems too PERFECT for ME but then as I glanced at the price tag, hmm... it is quite hefty at US$ 7,950 coming out by end of July.