Actually, it doesn’t take by monochrome, just edit to monochrome. Usually, The digital camera has got a color filter to take a color picture. But Leica has a monochrome camera which only can take a monochrome photo. This camera hasn’t got a color filter, so I think can take a real picture. really want this, want to try this, but an expensive camera which is over £7,000… I’m waiting for a new model of Leica monochrome. this year? next year? I have to take a lot of monochrome pictures until Leica send out a new one.