We got official confirmation that the Leica M10 Monochrom is made available in Malaysia and at a premium price of RM38400. That's a whopper! But who are we to judge? Even at Stuff Malaysia offices, we're not made up of experts in the niche of photography to ascertain the true value of a black-and-white shooter. Having said that, there might be a reason why it costs well beyond average.
The Leica M10 Monochrom is a digital black-and-white camera and does just that with a newly developed 40-megapixel black-and-white sensor. So if you're expecting colorful photographs, the product isn't for you.
This is why we believe that the M10 Monochrom is reserved for only advanced enthusiasts who have the means to purchase, which is rivaled only by their passion for photography itself.
The new M10 Monochrom is also the first black-and-white camera of the rangefinder system to offer a broad sensitivity range of ISO 160 to ISO 100000 - delivering sharp detailing in every photograph taken.
The technical details and the handling concept of the M10 Monochrom are identical to those of the serial production M10-P, a particularly discreet version of the Leica M-Camera that concentrates entirely on the most essential camera functions. Its features include an almost inaudible shutter and the quietest shutter release of all M-Cameras ever built.
The design of the M10 Monochrom is as unobtrusive and minimalist. The camera has no Leica red dot logo on the front and features only the discreetly engraved logotype ‘Leica M10 Monochrom’ on the top plate. The consistent omission of colour-filled engravings is a design element that additionally emphasizes the black-and-white character of the camera.
The M10 Monochrom is made almost completely by hand and is built to be so robust that it can take even the toughest conditions in use in its stride. But at the price you're paying for, it's best not to subject it to any chances. The materials and finishing of the camera correspond to the same high standards as with other Leica M-Cameras.
If you're interested to step up your game in photography, visit https://www.leica-store.my/ for more information.