Here we are comparing two cameras with different body types: Nikon D7000, which was introduced in November 2010 is a Advanced DSLR camera with a 16.0MP APS-C sensor whereas Leica M-Monochrom, which was introduced in May 2012 is a Pro Mirrorless camera with a 18.0MP Full frame sensor. There is 17 months difference between D7000 and M-Monochrom so we don't expect to see a huge technology difference between these two cameras but it would still give an advantage to younger M-Monochrom, especially in sensor tech.
Despite some fundamental differences of these two body types, Mirrorless cameras are becoming serious alternatives to DSLR cameras thanks to their size/weight advantages and recent improvements in their focus speeds , which makes this comparison even more interesting.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Nikon D7000 and Leica M-Monochrom before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Nikon D7000 and Leica M-Monochrom compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.