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Leica M10 Digital Rangefinder Camera (Silver)

BH #LEM10S • MFR #20001
Leica M10 Digital Rangefinder Camera (Silver)
Key Features
  • 24MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Leica Maestro II Image Processor
  • Optical 0.73x-Magnification Viewfinder
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot LCD with Gorilla Glass
Embracing their filmic heritage without losing sight of contemporary needs, the Leica M10 blends a pared-down physical design with enhanced imaging capabilities to produce an elegant and intuitive tool for still photography. Utilizing a redeveloped 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor and Maestro II image processor, the M10 yields high-resolution imagery with an extended dynamic range, high sensitivity to ISO 50000, and a continuous shooting rate of 5 fps. Separating itself from previous digital M rangefinders, the M10 features a slim body profile reminiscent of M film cameras, and the optical viewfinder's magnification has been increased to 0.73x for greater composition and focusing accuracy. The body design also incorporates a dedicated ISO dial for quick adjustment, even when the camera is turned off, and the rear 3.0" 1.04m-dot LCD features a Gorilla Glass cover to guard against scratching and light impacts. Also contributing to durability, the top and bottom plates are constructed from brass and the chassis is built from magnesium alloy to realize a robust physical construction for long-lasting use. Additionally, unique among M cameras, the M10 also sports an integrated Wi-Fi module for wireless sharing and remote camera control from a linked mobile device.
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Leica M10 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Leica M10
  • 324MP CMOS Sensor and Maestro II Processor
  • 4Optical Viewfinder and Rangefinder
  • 5Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
  • 6Other Camera Features

Embracing their filmic heritage without losing sight of contemporary needs, the Leica M10 blends a pared-down physical design with enhanced imaging capabilities to produce an elegant and intuitive tool for still photography. Utilizing a redeveloped 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor and Maestro II image processor, the M10 yields high-resolution imagery with an extended dynamic range, high sensitivity to ISO 50000, and a continuous shooting rate of 5 fps. Separating itself from previous digital M rangefinders, the M10 features a slim body profile reminiscent of M film cameras, and the optical viewfinder's magnification has been increased to 0.73x for greater composition and focusing accuracy. The body design also incorporates a dedicated ISO dial for quick adjustment, even when the camera is turned off, and the rear 3.0" 1.04m-dot LCD features a Gorilla Glass cover to guard against scratching and light impacts. Also contributing to durability, the top and bottom plates are constructed from brass and the chassis is built from magnesium alloy to realize a robust physical construction for long-lasting use. Additionally, unique among M cameras, the M10 also sports an integrated Wi-Fi module for wireless sharing and remote camera control from a linked mobile device.

Leica M10

Refocusing their attention on the basics, the M10 pares down its feature-set to reveal a more simplified and direct method for working. Taking cues from Leica's film camera legacy, the M10 has the slimmest body of any digital M camera, and also distinguishes itself with a physical ISO dial, higher magnification optical viewfinder than previous digital Ms, and the omission of video recording in order to focus purely on still photography.

24MP CMOS Sensor and Maestro II Processor

A redeveloped full-frame 24MP CMOS sensor pairs with the Maestro II image processor to deliver a wide dynamic range with notable color rendering, as well as enhanced sensitivity from ISO 100-50000 to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions. The image processor also incorporates a 2GB buffer to afford fast continuous shooting at 5 fps for up to 40 consecutive frames in a burst.

Optical Viewfinder and Rangefinder

The optical viewfinder is a large, bright-line 0.73x-magnification rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation and bright-line frame lines, which are set to match the image sensor size at a focusing distance of 6.6'. On the front of the camera, a viewfinder frame selector can also be used to manually change the apparent image field to help visualize the scene with varying focal lengths; options are available in 35mm/135mm, 28mm/90mm, and 50mm/75mm focal length pairs.

The rangefinder mechanism displays split or superimposed bright field images within the center of the viewfinder to benefit accurate manual focusing control. The effective rangefinder metering basis is 50.6mm (mechanical metering basis 69.31 mm x viewfinder magnification of 0.73x).

Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi

  • Slim body profile is reminiscent of Leica's film cameras for easier handling and manipulation.
  • Integrated ISO dial is featured on the top plate to permit simple and direct adjustment of sensitivity values, even when the camera is turned off.
  • The rear of the camera features just three buttons—live view, playback, and menu—for more simplified and intuitive navigation of the camera's control-set.
  • A programmable Favorites menu can be used, which allows you to define your most oft-used settings and select them for easy, one-touch access.
  • 3.0" 1.04m-dot LCD monitor provides a high-resolution means for image playback as well as live view shooting.
  • Rear LCD monitor has a Corning Gorilla Glass cover to protect it against scratching and impacts.
  • Top and bottom plates are machined from solid blocks of brass and the chassis is built from magnesium alloy for a truly durable, hard-wearing physical construction.
  • Rubber seals are used to prevent the entrance of light rain and dust to enable working in inclement conditions.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi permits sharing imagery directly to a linked smartphone and also enables remote control over the M10 to adjust select shooting parameters or to release the shutter via the Leica M app.

Other Camera Features

  • When working in live view, focus peaking is available to highlight edges of contrast for easier, more precise manual focus adjustment.
  • Designed to accept all M-mount lenses, Leica R-mount lenses are also compatible through the use of an optional R to M adapter.
  • Compatible with the optional Visoflex accessory electronic viewfinder for manually focusing adapted lenses.
  • Images can be recorded in either the DNG or JPEG file format.
  • A top hot shoe permits working with an external flash and the top sync speed is 1/180 sec.
  • Language support: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, and Korean.

Leica M10 Specs

Imaging
Lens MountLeica M
PixelsEffective: 24 Megapixel
Camera FormatFull-Frame (1x Crop Factor)
Image StabilizationNone
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed1/4000 to 8 Seconds
1/4000 to 125 Seconds in Aperture Priority Mode
Bulb Mode
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual
Metering Range-1 to 20 EV
Continuous ShootingUp to 5 fps at 24 MP for up to 40 Frames (JPEG)
Self-Timer2/12-Second Delay
Aspect Ratio3:2
Image File FormatDNG, JPEG
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Resolution1,036,800 Dot
Display TypeFixed LCD
Viewfinder TypeOptical
Viewfinder MagnificationApprox. 0.73x
Focus
Focus TypeManual Focus Only
Flash
Built-In FlashNo
Maximum Sync Speed1/180 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity10 to 80%
Battery1 x BP-SCL5 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.4 VDC, 1300 mAh
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.5 x 3.1 x 1.5" / 139 x 80 x 38.5 mm
Weight1.45 lb / 660 g (Body with Battery)
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.485 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.25 x 8.85 x 6.5"

Leica M10 Reviews

Nice

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-29

I own a few analog Leicas, and have wanted for some time to also have a digital version. Almost bought the prior digital version, but this one with wifi connectivity (although the App is finicky) and slimmed down size and purpose (stills only) was more to my liking. I've used it some, and just finished a visit to NYC where I used it. So far so good is my answer, and generally I feel like its worth the price. I'm biased mind you, as I like a rangefinder and Leicas are the best. In use, like any camera I find it takes a little practice. I can use it like my M6 and operate it on full manual, but mostly I set it to aperture-priority and let the camera set the shutter for me. Two good outings I've had ... a car show, somewhat bright day, set the ISO low and I used my Summilux 50 f1.4 mostly wide open ... and walking NYC streets in late afternoon light with the ISO at 400 to 800. On both occasions the shots produced were excellent. In evening light, with ISO at 3200 to 6400 I was a little more challenged, and it took several tries to get exposure correct -- user more than camera. I've not used live view too much, I'm more a traditional viewfinder photog. And with this Leica like others, the optical viewfinder is excellent

Needs a Leica Visoflex EVF with the Leica SL EVF 4.4MP!

By Marcus
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-13

t is the very first Leica M Digital really competitive with the others Japonese Brands, but with the legendary MADE IN GERMANY Quality! To be perfect needed only one LeicaVisoflex EVF with the Leica SL EVF 4.4 MP and aDisplay Screen 3"Rear Touchscreen LCD 1.44m-Dot (from the Sony Alpha a9) with Saphire Glass. It has the amazing colors from the Leica M9! A German Jewel and the Rolls-Royce of the Digital Cameras.

Needs one�Leica�Visoflex EVF with the Leica SL EVF 4.4 MP!

By Marcus
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-13

It is the very first Leica M Digital really competitive with the others Japonese Brands ??, but with the legendary MADE IN GERMANY Quality ??! To be perfect needed only one Leica�Visoflex EVF with the Leica SL EVF 4.4 MP and a�Display Screen 3"�Rear Touchscreen LCD 1.44m-Dot (from the Sony Alpha a9) with Saphire Glass. It has the amazing colors from the Leica M9! A German Jewel and the Rolls-Royce of the Digital Cameras.

Leica smashed with this one!

By Matt
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-03

What a great camera!

Possibly best retail service

By Russell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-13

Never owned a range finder for some years been a Nikon user, have to share that is the most fabulous camera that puts creativity back in your own hands and mind. Always been a question in my mind re the Leica. And I feel after two decades I have found my holy grail of camera - Beautiful aesthetically to hold, nice weight, simple interface and a real delight. Of course you can discuss the price, the build, etc - this is a real genuine example of you get what you pay for in life. To use is a joy, the quality of the imagery is beyond beautiful. I purchased from from Richard at B&H who simplified the whole sale and experience. Hat's off to B&H great team. I traded in all my Nikon gear and be loved lenses, at a satisfactory trade for both parties, no regret moving to the M10. Its Exceptional.

Leica Fan

By Jack
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-07

I have owned and used Ms since I bought an M3 double stroke new and this Is the best digital M yet.

so close to perfect

By virginia h.
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-06-17

Operationally, this is a fantastic camera, as other reviewers say in more detail. Two things keep me from giving it 5 stars. First, the terrible battery life, which makes this my backup, not my go-to camera. $7K is a lot to pay for a backup camera. My trusty M262 will go all day with battery time to spare. Even using all the power-save features (e.g., no live view), this battery just lasts a couple of hours, about the same as the $5 aftermarket batteries that work great with my Sony A7. If you're going for light weight and short battery life, then make the camera compatible with one of the inexpensive Asian battery sizes...like the Panasonic batteries Leica uses in its consumer cameras. A $175 battery that only lasts a couple of hours feels like a scam. The second issue is the super slow performance with the EVF. When I bought the EVF I expected to use it in that mode most of the time. But the EVF lag time is so long that it makes the camera useless for fast-reaction time shots, such as street or event photography. Plus the EVF sucks battery life even faster. Again, might as well just use the 262. Every time Apple releases a new product, it's better IN EVERY WAY than the predecessor. No compromises. Disappointing that an expensive brand like Leica doesn't follow suit.

Much better than the M240. I’ve bonded with M10

By Gary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-06-01

I never bonded with the M240. I loved my M9 but was frustrated with low light/ISO and lack of EVF. Pics have more of an M9 feel with the M10 which I love. When I first read about the camera being thinner I was thinking -so what? Well it really does make a difference to the shooting experience. These cameras are about image quality as well as taking pleasure in shooting. Once again I look forward to use my Leica. Sort of lost that with the 240. ISO is excellent in low light. EVF is much better than the one for M240 (which was also very good). Used M 240s are still well worth the current used price but if you have a chance to get this one go it.

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We are the same price because we are an authorized dealer of Leica products and have contracted pricing with them. As a B&H customer we would ship the camera to you for free, provide a 30-day return policy from the purchase date for a refund or exchange, and provide the Leica 2-Year Limited Warranty.
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