Leica M10
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Overview
TypeDigital rangefinder camera
Intro price$6,495[1] / £5,600[2]
Lens
LensLeica M-mount
Sensor/medium
Sensor35.8 mm × 23.9 mm (1.41 in × 0.94 in) image sensor
Sensor typeCMOS
Maximum resolution24 Megapixels
Film speed100 to 50000
Storage mediaSD, SDHC, SDXC
Focusing
Focus modesManual
Exposure/metering
Exposure modesManual, aperture priority auto exposure, shutter priority
Exposure meteringMulti, centre weighted, spot
Flash
FlashFixed hot shoe
Shutter
ShutterFocal plane, metal curtains, vertical travel
Shutter speed range8 s to 1/4000 s
Viewfinder
ViewfinderRangefinder and additional color TFT LCD display: 3", 1,036,800 pixels
Viewfinder magnification0.73×
Image processing
Image processorLeica Maestro-II
General
Video recordingNo
BatteryBP-SCL5 lithium-ion battery
Dimensions139 mm × 80 mm × 39 mm (5.5 in × 3.1 in × 1.5 in)
Weight660 g (23 oz) (incl. battery)
Made inGermany
Chronology
SuccessorLeica M11

The Leica M10 is a full-frame digital rangefinder camera in Leica Camera AG's rangefinder M series.[3] It accepts Leica M-mount lenses. The camera model was introduced on 19 January 2017. It is a successor to the Leica M9; and has similarities with and differences to the Leica M (Typ 240), Leica M (Typ 262), and Leica M Monochrom. There are five variants of the M10 line—the M10, M10-P, M10-D, and M10 Monochrom and M10-R.

Leica M10

Main differences to other recent Leica M series digital cameras

Leica M10-P

The Leica M10-P was announced on 21 August 2018. The design of the M10-P differs from that of the M10 by not having Leica's red dot on the front but instead it has Leica's script on its top plate. Apart from this the M10-P features a touchscreen LCD, an electronic level and a quieter shutter mechanism. The M10-P's retailed price is higher than the M10.[8]

Leica M10-D

Main article: Leica M10-D

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Leica M10 (P) Monochrom

The Leica M10 (P) Monochrom was introduced in January 2020 with a new 41 MP full-frame (24x36 mm) CMOS sensor. Also known as Typ 6376. Leica code number: 20 050. ISO: 160 to 100,000 (instead of 320 as a minimum limit on the preceding Monochrom Typ 262) Exposure: 16 min. to 1/4000th sec. Only existst in black. [9]

The camera is called "Monochrom" as the sensor is not equipped with a Bayer-array filter which means: 1-it only records intensities of light in black and white (no color image can be obtained from it) 2-as a result of the absence of Bayer Red Green Blue filter it receives more light,is more sensitive with its highest ISO setting being 100,000, shows less noise at high ISOs, renders more (and precise) details (as there is no demosaicing, a digital process generally operated by the camera's processor from the partial information provided by a Bayer-type sensor that only "sees" Blue (or Red) with a quarter of its pixels, the rest has to be "invented" through the demosaicing process).

The Leica M10P Monochrom is the third iteration of such a camera equipped with a black-and-white only sensor, Leica being the only brand manufacturing monochrome non-medium format cameras (Phase One produces the IQ4 Achromatic). The first generation started with the Leica M9, equipped with a Kodak APS-C 18 MP CCD sensor, in 2012. The next model, code name Typ 262, was derived from the Leica M240: it had a 24 MP CMOS full-frame sensor, and was released in 2015. The M10P Monochrom is the third generation of the black-and-white only concept. It shares most of its construction with the (color) M10P released in 2018: - manual focus (with all bayonet Leica M-system lenses and other brand with this mount (called M-mount), - same size (body) as M film cameras (since 1954), reduced from the bulky M240/262, - touch-control LCD at the back (no touch control on the original M10 released in 2017), - 2 Gb buffer (doubl original 2017 M10) - same Maestro 2 processor - same additional Visoflex 020 (including GPS function) - exposure compensation (+ or - 3 EV) The main difference between the M10P and the M10P monochrom resides in their respective sensors: color (Bayer-array filter) 24 MP sensor for the M10P, black-and-white 41 MP sensor for the M10P Monochrom.

Leica M10-R

Leica M10-R
Overview
TypeDigital rangefinder camera
Intro price$8,295[10] / £7,100[11]
Lens
LensLeica M-mount
Sensor/medium
Sensor35.8 mm × 23.9 mm (1.41 in × 0.94 in) image sensor
Sensor typeCMOS
Sensor makerLeica
Maximum resolution41 Megapixels
Film speed100 to 50000
Storage mediaSD, SDHC, SDXC
Focusing
Focus modesManual
Exposure/metering
Exposure modesManual, aperture priority auto exposure, shutter priority
Exposure meteringMulti, centre weighted, spot
Flash
FlashFixed hot shoe
Shutter
ShutterFocal plane, metal curtains, vertical travel
Shutter speed range960 s to 1/4000 s
Viewfinder
ViewfinderRangefinder and additional color TFT LCD display: 3", 1,036,800 pixels
Viewfinder magnification0.73×
Image processing
Image processorLeica Maestro-II
General
Video recordingNo
BatteryBP-SCL5 lithium-ion battery
Dimensions139 mm × 80 mm × 39 mm (5.5 in × 3.1 in × 1.5 in)
Weight660 g (23 oz) (incl. battery)
Made inGermany
Chronology
PredecessorLeica M (Typ 240)

The Leica M10-R announced on 16 July 2020 has 40 megapixels[12] compared to the 24-megapixel sensor in the M10. Noise levels are also reduced.

The M10-R is the fifth variant of the M10 line and the company refers to it as the “pinnacle” of the lineup.

Notable Leica accessories


Gallery

References

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