At their press event earlier, despite being wowed by the opulence of the collectors' Hermes edition, it was the M Monochrom that really caught my eye. This is the world's first digital camera to produce exclusively black and white photography.
As the sensor does not 'see' colours, every single one of its 18 million pixels are therefore used to capture light in its purest form producing images that are one hundred times sharper than comparable images shot from cameras with colour sensors.
Leica had displayed a host of black and white images in their new studio off Berkley Sq and they showed of the clarity perfectly that the new camera has to offer. UK dwellers can expect to see the camera hitting their shores in late July with a price tag of £6,120 (recommended for the body not inclusive of lenses)
I think Ansel Adams himself would be pleased with the level of tone and definition respectfully shown by Leica here. Start saving now....