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Leica M Monochrom – black and white digital rangefinder camera

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Not just with a vintage look, the Leica M Monochrom also specialises in oh-so-vintage black and white shots. Yes, that's right, this has been designed specifically for shooting in black and white, but you'll have to dig deep for the privilege.

The camera is constructed using a diecast magnesium alloy body, along with a matte black chrome top plate and leather accessories. In terms of the working parts, you'll find a 23.9 x 35.8mm full frame 18-megapixel CCD sensor. There's no colour filter, which means no processing needed to 'interpolate' your shot. That, according to Leica, means black and whit shots significantly sharper than from a traditional digital camera.

You'll also find a rear 2.5-inch display, which also allows you to tweak your RAW images, with the option to add effects before outputting to JPG images.

So, it's all about that price. For one of these, you'll be looking at just over £6,000 for the body, with the lenses being a separate outlay. If you are that serious about black and white photography, you'll be able to buy one from July.

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