Leica has a new $7,450 camera that only shoots in black and white

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The most interesting thing about Leica’s M Monochrom camera thus far hasn’t been what you can do with it, but what you can’t. When Leica introduced it three years ago, some people turned their heads sideways in confusion because it cost $7,950, yet could only shoot in black and white. In return, Leica promised tack-sharp photos that more closely emulated the look and feel of what you’d get from film cameras.

The idea panned out because Leica has returned with a new model of the Monochrom, dubbed the Type 246. It improves on a handful of features that were lacking in the first model, while adding high definition video recording and a live view preview of what’s being captured. That extends the camera beyond taking very nice stills, and…

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