Technical Data Files
LEICA M11 MONOCHROM - Technical data
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Firmware
Leica M11 Monochrom - Firmware 1.6.1
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Leica M-Family - Release Notes Firmware 2.0.2
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Leica M11 Monochrom - Release Notes Firmware 1.6.1
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Leica M11 Monochrom - Firmware 2.0.2
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Instructions
LEICA M11 MONOCHROM - Quick Start Guide
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LEICA M11 MONOCHROM - Instruction manual
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Tools & Software
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Tethering Plug-in
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Camera  
Camera type Digital system camera with rangefinder
Buffer memory 3 GB
DNG™: 15 shots
JPG: > 100 shots
Storage medium UHS-II (recommended), UHS-I, SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card (SDXC cards up to 2 TB)
Internal memory: 256 GB
Material Full-metal housing made of magnesium and aluminum, leatherette cover
Lens mount Leica M bayonet with additional sensor for 6-bit encoding
Operating conditions 0°C to +40°C
Interfaces ISO accessory shoe with additional control contacts for Leica flash units and Leica Visoflex 2 viewfinder (optional accessory)
USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C
Tripod thread A 1⁄4 DIN 4503 (1⁄4”) with stainless steel in the base
Dimensions (WxHxD) 139 x 38,5 x 80 mm
Weight Black: approx. 542 g/461 g (with/without battery)
Sensor  
Sensor size Monochrome BSI CMOS sensor, pixel pitch: 3.76 μm, 35 mm: 9528 x 6328 pixels (60.3 MP)
Processor Leica Maestro series (Maestro III)
Filter UV/IR filter, no low-pass filter
File formats DNG™ (raw data, loss-free compression), DNG + JPG, JPG (DCF, Exif 2.30)
Image resolution DNG™
L-DNG 60,4 MP 9536 x 6336 Pixel | M-DNG 36,6 MP 7424 x 4936 Pixel | S-DNG 18,5 MP 5280 x 3506 Pixel
JPG
L-JPG 60,1 MP 9504 x 6320 Pixel | M-JPG 36,2 MP 7392 x 4896 Pixel | S-JPG 18,2 MP 5248 x 3472 Pixel

The entire sensor surface will always be used irrespective of format and resolution.
Digital Zoom 1.3x and 1.8x available (always based on L-DNG or L-JPG)

File size DNG™ 
L-DNG approx. 70–120 MB | M-DNG approx. 40–70 MB| S-DNG approx. 20–40 MB
JPG
L-JPG approx. 15–30 MB | M-JPG approx. 9–18 MB | S-JPG approx. 5–9 MB

JPG: depending on resolution and image content

Color depth DNG™: 14 bit, JPG: 8 bit
Color space sRGB
Viewfinder/LCD panel  
Viewfinder Large, bright-line rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation, suitable for -0.5 dpt, optional corrective lenses available:
-3 to +3 dpt
Display Four-digit digital display with items show on the top and bottom, Image field limiter: two lit frames: 35 mm + 135 mm, 28 mm + 90 mm, 50 mm + 75 mm (automatic switchover when lens is attached)
Parallax compensation The horizontal and vertical difference between viewfinder and lens is compensated automatically in line with the relevant focus setting. Congruence of viewfinder and actual image. The size of the bright-line frame matches the distance:
- at 2 m: the exact sensor size of approx. 23.9 x 35.8 mm
- at infinity: (depending on focal length) approx. 7.3% (28 mm) to 18% (135 mm)
- less than 2 m: less than sensor size
Viewfinder magnification 0.73x (all lenses)
Large-base rangefinder Split or superimposed image rangefinder shown as a bright field at the center of the viewfinder image
LCD panel 2.95” (Active Matrix TFT), sapphire glass, 2 332 800 dots, format 3:2, Touch control available
Shutter  
Shutter type Electronically controlled focal plane shutter and electronic shutter function
Shutter speeds Mech. shutter: 60 min to 1⁄4000 s
Electro. shutter function: 60 s to 1⁄16000 s
Flash Synch: up to 1⁄180 s
Optional noise reduction via additional “black picture” (can be disabled)
Shutter button Two-stage
(Step 1: activation of the camera electronics including exposure metering and exposure lock, Step 2: release)
Self-timer Delay time: 2 s or 12 s
Drive Mode Single
Continuous - Low Speed (3 fps)
Continuous - High Speed (4.5 fps)
Interval shooting
Exposure Bracketing
Focusing  
Focus range Rangefinder: 70 cm to ∞
Live View: depending on the attached lens
Focus mode Manual (focus assist functions Magnification and Focus Peaking available)
Exposure  
Exposure metering TTL (exposure metering through the lens), with working aperture
Metering principle Exposure metering is done by the image sensor for all exposure metering methods (in Live View mode and in rangefinder mode)
Exposure metering methods Spot, Center-Weighted, Highlight-Weighted, Multi-Field
Exposure modes Aperture priority mode (A): automatic shutter speed control with manual aperture preselection Manual (M): manual setting for shutter speed and aperture
Exposure compensation ±3 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments
Automatic bracketing 3 or 5 frames, graduations between shoots up to 3 EV, in 1⁄3 EV increments, additional optional exposure compensation: up to ±3 EV
ISO sensitivity range Auto ISO: ISO 125 (native) to ISO 200 000, also available in flash mode Manual: ISO 125 to ISO 200 000
Flash  
Flash unit connector Via the accessory shoe
Metering principle Flash exposure metering is done by the image sensor for all exposure metering methods (in Live View mode and in rangefinder mode)
Flash sync time 1⁄180 s, slower shutter speeds available, automatic switchover to TTL linear flash mode with HSS-compatible Leica system flash units if sync time is undercut
Flash exposure metering Using center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering with Leica flash units (SF 26, SF 40, SF 58, SF 60, SF 64) or with systemcompatible flash units, remote controlled flash SF C1
Flash exposure compensation SF 40: ±2 EV in 1⁄2 EV increments
SF 60: ±2 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments
Other: ±3 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments
Displays in flash mode
(in the viewfinder only)
Flash icon: connection of an external flash unit
Equipment  
WLAN The Leica FOTOS app is required to use the WLAN function. The Leica app is available from the Apple App Store™ or the Google Play Store™. 2.4 GHz/5 GHz* dual band IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wave2 WLAN (standard WLAN protocol), encryption method: WLAN-kompatible WPA™/WPA2™, access method: infrastructure mode
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.2 BR/EDR/LE, BR/DR-channel 1-79, LE-channel 0-39 (2402–2480 MHz)
GPS Geotagging via Leica FOTOS app using Bluetooth
Menu languages English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean
Power supply  
Rechargeable battery
(Leica BP-SCL7)
Li-Ion (Lithium-Polymer) rechargeable battery, rated voltage: 7.4 V / capacity: 1800 mAh, Charging voltage/current: DC 1000 mAh, 7.4 V, operating conditions: +10°C to +35°C (charging) / +0°C to +40°C (discharged), manufacturer: Fuji Electronics (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. made in China Approx. 700 shots (in accordance with CIPA Standard in rangefinder mode), up to approx. 1700 shots (Leica adapted shooting cycle)
Charger
(Leica BC-SCL7)
Input: USB-C DC 5 V, 2 A, output: DC 8.4 V, 1 A, operating conditions: +10°C to +35°C, manufacturer: Dee Van Enterprises Co., Ltd., made in China
Switching adapter
(Leica ACA-SCL7)
Input: AC 110 V - 240 V ~ 50/60 Hz, 0.3 A, output: DC 5 V, 2 A, operating conditions: +10°C to +35°C, manufacturer: Dee Van Enterprises Co., Ltd., made in China
USB power supply When in standby mode or Off: USB charging function
When On: USB power supply and intermittent charging