Wouldn't you be interested in a true monochrome camera?

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Wouldn't you be interested in a true monochrome camera?

How come only Leica has a true monochrome camera? Recently I've read this article about reworked Fuji cameras  to be monochrome. The process envolves a lot of hardware changes on the sensor. They basically remove the color filters and this is increases micro contrast  just like B&W in film cameras. B&W in normal digital colours is a simulation from colour (the raw file is always coloured). Before I dug into this I thought the Leica Monochrome was just a minimalist software simulation and never looked into it.

The Leica M Monochrome is more than 7000$ body alone :-|. You can get a Fuji at MaxMax.com or send your camera and they will transform it for a lot less, but it is still expensive.

I find the idea of a monochrome sensor camera to be appealing and, except for scale production factors, I would imagine to be cheaper to build one in theory. Why hasn't fuji claimed this market? (or nikon, canon etc.)

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