Leica M11 Monochrome
- 60MP - Full frame Sensor
- 3.00" Fixed Screen
- ISO 64 - 50000
- No Video
- Leica M Mount
- 640g - 139 x 80 x 39mm
- Released April 2023
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- Size Comparison
Leica M11 Monochrome overview
Leica M11 Monochrome is Leica's Pro Mirrorless digital camera initially introduced on April of 2023. The camera houses a 60MP, BSI-CMOS Full frame size sensor with a peak resolution of 9528 x 6328.
The M11 Monochrome comes in at #53 out of 69 in Pro Mirrorless cameras & all around #139 out of 1459 for cameras in our database. You can check out our Smart camera filter to find camera rankings based on your customized factors.
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Leica M11 Monochrome history
The Leica M11 Monochrome has a history of related cameras. Below, you can check out all earlier and new models alongside main specifications.
M11 Monochrome vs M1160MPFull frame4.5 fps2022
M11 Monochrome vs M1024MPFull frame5.0 fps2017
M11 Monochrome vs M Typ 26224MPFull frame3.0 fps2015
M11 Monochrome vs M Edition 6024MPFull frame3.0 fps2014
M11 Monochrome vs M-E Typ 22018MPFull frame2.0 fps2012
M11 Monochrome vs M Typ 24024MPFull frame3.0 fps2012
M11 Monochrome vs M-Monochrom18MPFull frame2.0 fps2012
M11 Monochrome vs M9-P18MPFull frame2.0 fps2011
M11 Monochrome vs M918MPFull frame2.0 fps2009
Leica M11 Monochrome Gallery
You can look at the M11 Monochrome from different angles in the gallery below.
Leica M11 Monochrome Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of pluses and minuses of the Leica M11 Monochrome based on things which are generally seen as important in a digital camera.
Leica M11 Monochrome Sensor features
The sensor measurement in the Leica M11 Monochrome is 36mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 864 mm² sensor can resolve 9528 x 6328 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 60MP and delivers a standard ISO range of 64 - 50000. RAW files are saved so you have more room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath displays the M11 Monochrome's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The M11 Monochrome sensor has a crop factor of 1 and is outlined in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Leica M11 Monochrome dimensions
Leica M11 Monochrome weighs in at 1.41 lb (640 grams or 22.58 ounces) & has exterior proportions of 139mm x 80mm x 39mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5"). The weight of general Pro Mirrorless camera is 719 grams so the Leica M11 Monochrome is lighter as compared to other competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Here is a picture of the Leica M11 Monochrome next to a soda to help you to get a feel for its size.
The top view underneath will illustrate the button arrangement on the M11 Monochrome.
Leica M11 Monochrome Lens features
The M11 Monochrome uses the Leica M mount and has 62 lenses available for purchase. Here is some of the lenses we have in our database that will fit the M11 Monochrome.
Leica M11 Monochrome Connectivity
The M11 Monochrome has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras which include NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily copy files and oftentimes adjust camera settings without connecting straight with the camera.
Many apps also provide a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. Virtually all cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB port.
Leica M11 Monochrome Video features
Leica M11 Monochrome doesn't capture video. In case you are looking for a digital camera to shoot just photos, it might not be an issue.
Leica M11 Monochrome Weather Sealing
Leica M11 Monochrome provides environment sealing which makes it a fantastic selection for use during rough locations. This is especially valuable in case you are unsure about the conditions you might face during outdoor photography.
Leica M11 Monochrome Screen and Viewfinder
The Leica M11 Monochrome is equipped with a 3.00" fixed display screen having a resolution of 2,333k dots.
Additionally the display screen is touch friendly so you are able to change focus points and change settings by using your fingers.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder specifications for Leica M11 Monochrome are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (rangefinder)
- Coverage 100 percent
- Magnification 0.73x
Viewfinders can be pretty helpful during sunny outdoor conditions which may make the camera screen washed out and difficult to see.
Leica M11 Monochrome Shutter features
Leica M11 Monochrome can shoot continuously at 4.5 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 sec. The camera also has silent electronic shutter of 1/16000 sec. Beware that the electronic shutter might result in "rolling shutter" in some conditions.
Leica M11 Monochrome Flash and Hot shoe features
Leica M11 Monochrome has external flash ability but is without inbuilt flash.
Leica M11 Monochrome Autofocus features
Leica M11 Monochrome has no Auto focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster and accurate as compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Leica M11 Monochrome boasts manual focus in case it is needed during low light situations or you want more accurate focus control.
Leica M11 Monochrome Battery life
The battery power (BC-SCL7) on the Leica M11 Monochrome is designed to last for 700 images with respect to the CIPA measurements which is higher than the usual when compared to its class. The typical Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 462. Olympus E-M1X has got the highest (870) battery life within this kind of cameras.
Below is a list of Pro Mirrorless cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
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Leica M11 Monochrome for specific types of photography
The following illustration displays a summation of the Leica M11 Monochrome for specific types of photography. To understand more, check out the specific section underneath.
Leica M11 Monochrome as a Portrait photography camera
The Leica M11 Monochrome has a rating of 91 which is brilliant, meaning that it is a excellent option for portraits. Shooting portrait photos leans heavily to sensor specs, RAW support plus the capability to use external lighting.
Leica M11 Monochrome Street photography factors
Coming in at a nice rating of 74, the Leica M11 Monochrome is a good fit to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Leica M11 Monochrome Sports photography information
A nice sports photography points tally of 70 suggests the Leica M11 Monochrome is a respectable fit for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have excellent tracking plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Leica M11 Monochrome Travel photography advice
Size is really crucial in choosing a travel camera. All things considered, the Leica M11 Monochrome gets a nice 71 for a travelling camera which makes it a very decent choice to take on your trips.
Leica M11 Monochrome Landscape photography information
For anyone who is looking to buy a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most vital factor is going to be image quality. The Leica M11 Monochrome at it's excellent grade of 82 for a landscape camera is a superb choice compared to its rivals.
Leica M11 Monochrome as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera preferably should have a moving display, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Considering all things, the Leica M11 Monochrome is simply not good for vlogging as it receives a low rating of 9.
Leica M11 Monochrome Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the M11 Monochrome, here is a number of the highest ranked cameras that fall into the family of Pro Mirrorless.
The line graph followed below shows you a summary of the M11 Monochrome versus it's highest ranking rivals shown previously.
There are more cameras you may view as alternative options. To go through a full comparison, visit the "compare" link.