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Leica M-Monochrom vs Leica M11 Monochrome

Portability
78
Imaging
65
Features
23
Overall
48
Leica M-Monochrom front
 
Leica M11 Monochrome front
Portability
76
Imaging
85
Features
52
Overall
71

Leica M-Monochrom vs Leica M11 Monochrome Key Specs

Leica M-Monochrom
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 160 - 10000
  • No Video
  • Leica M Mount
  • 600g - 139 x 80 x 37mm
  • Revealed May 2012
Leica M11 Monochrome
(Full Review)
  • 60MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.00" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 50000
  • No Video
  • Leica M Mount
  • 640g - 139 x 80 x 39mm
  • Launched April 2023
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Leica M-Monochrom vs Leica M11 Monochrome Overview

Following is a in depth comparison of the Leica M-Monochrom vs Leica M11 Monochrome, both Pro Mirrorless cameras and they are both manufactured by Leica. There exists a significant gap among the image resolutions of the M-Monochrom (18MP) and M11 Monochrome (60MP) but both cameras offer the identical sensor size (Full frame).

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The M-Monochrom was unveiled 12 years before the M11 Monochrome which is a fairly sizable gap as far as camera technology is concerned. The two cameras feature the same body design (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before getting straight to a full comparison, here is a brief summary of how the M-Monochrom scores against the M11 Monochrome in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Leica M-Monochrom over the Leica M11 Monochrome

 M-Monochrom M11 Monochrome 

Reasons to pick Leica M11 Monochrome over the Leica M-Monochrom

 M11 Monochrome M-Monochrom 
LaunchedApril 2023May 2012More modern by 133 months
Screen size3.00"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution2333k230kCrisper screen (+2103k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Leica M-Monochrom and Leica M11 Monochrome

 M-Monochrom M11 Monochrome 
Manually focus More exact focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen

Leica M-Monochrom vs Leica M11 Monochrome Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to carry around your camera often, you should take into account its weight and volume. The Leica M-Monochrom has outer measurements of 139mm x 80mm x 37mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5") and a weight of 600 grams (1.32 lbs) while the Leica M11 Monochrome has sizing of 139mm x 80mm x 39mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5") with a weight of 640 grams (1.41 lbs).

Take a look at the Leica M-Monochrom vs Leica M11 Monochrome in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have at that time. Underneath is a front view dimension comparison of the M-Monochrom versus the M11 Monochrome.

Leica M-Monochrom vs Leica M11 Monochrome size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability score of the M-Monochrom and M11 Monochrome is 78 and 76 respectively.

Leica M-Monochrom vs Leica M11 Monochrome top view buttons comparison

Leica M-Monochrom vs Leica M11 Monochrome Sensor Comparison

Typically, its difficult to envision the difference in sensor sizes only by viewing a spec sheet. The picture here might provide you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the M-Monochrom and M11 Monochrome.

Clearly, both cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit not the same MP. You should expect the Leica M11 Monochrome to render extra detail having an extra 42MP. Higher resolution will allow you to crop photographs way more aggressively. The more aged M-Monochrom will be behind in sensor tech.

Leica M-Monochrom vs Leica M11 Monochrome sensor size comparison

Leica M-Monochrom vs Leica M11 Monochrome Screen and ViewFinder

Leica M-Monochrom vs Leica M11 Monochrome Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Leica M-Monochrom Portrait photography info
Leica M11 Monochrome Portrait photography info
71
manual focus
decent megapixels (18MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW files
doesn't have liveview
91
focusing manually
amazing megapixels (60MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

Leica M-Monochrom Street photography features
Leica M11 Monochrome Street photography features
65
great sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW files
no articulating screen
lack of image stabilization
74
great sensor size (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
environment sealing
above average high ISO (50,000)
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Leica M-Monochrom as a Sports photography camera
Leica M11 Monochrome as a Sports photography camera
45
decent megapixels (18 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
doesn't have liveview
slow frames per second (2.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
bad battery (350 CIPA)
does not have phase detect autofocus
70
silent shutter (1/16,000s)
amazing megapixels (60MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
environment sealing
better than average battery life (700 shots)
very slow continuous shooting (4.5 frames per second)
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Leica M-Monochrom Travel photography details
Leica M11 Monochrome Travel photography details
54
decent megapixels (18 megapixels)
missing Time Lapse function
bad battery (350 shots)
screen isn't selfie friendly
71
better than average battery life (700 CIPA)
environment sealing
amazing megapixels (60 megapixels)
does not have Timelapse function
does not have a selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Leica M-Monochrom
Landscape photography with Leica M11 Monochrome
58
manual focus
change lenses (Leica M mount)
decent megapixels (18MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW files
screen is small (2.5 inches)
doesn't have liveview
lack of image stabilization
bad battery (350 per charge)
missing Time Lapse function
82
focusing manually
swap lenses (Leica M mount)
screen size is decent (3.00 inch)
amazing megapixels (60 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
above average high ISO (50,000)
delivers RAW files
environment sealing
better than average battery life (700 shots)
does not have image stabilization
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Leica M-Monochrom Vlogging details
Leica M11 Monochrome Vlogging details
9
can't record video
9
no video shooting
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Leica M-Monochrom vs Leica M11 Monochrome Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica M-Monochrom and Leica M11 Monochrome
 Leica M-MonochromLeica M11 Monochrome
General Information
Brand Leica Leica
Model Leica M-Monochrom Leica M11 Monochrome
Category Pro Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Revealed 2012-05-10 2023-04-14
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Full frame
Sensor measurements 36 x 24mm 36 x 24mm
Sensor area 864.0mm² 864.0mm²
Sensor resolution 18 megapixel 60 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2
Max resolution 5212 x 3472 9528 x 6328
Max native ISO 10000 50000
Lowest native ISO 160 64
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Lens
Lens mounting type Leica M Leica M
Available lenses 59 62
Focal length multiplier 1 1
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.5 inch 3.00 inch
Screen resolution 230k dots 2,333k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech TFT color LCD with a sapphire glass LCD cover -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (rangefinder) Optical (rangefinder)
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.68x 0.73x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 32 seconds 3600 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Fastest silent shutter speed - 1/16000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 2.0 frames/s 4.5 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash options Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync no built-in flash
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/180 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Max video resolution None None
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 600g (1.32 lbs) 640g (1.41 lbs)
Physical dimensions 139 x 80 x 37mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5") 139 x 80 x 39mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 100
DXO Color Depth score not tested 26.3
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 14.8
DXO Low light score not tested 3376
Other
Battery life 350 shots 700 shots
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model - BC-SCL7
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 12s)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC card UHS II type SD
Card slots One One
Launch cost $7,950 $9,195