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Leica M10-R Rangefinder Camera (Silver Chrome)

BH #LEM10RS • MFR #20003
Key Features
  • 40MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Leica Maestro II Image Processor
  • Optical 0.73x-Magnification Viewfinder
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Touchscreen LCD
Putting the 'R' in resolution, the Leica M10-R is a digital rangefinder camera with a high-resolution take on the traditional, stills-only design of the acclaimed M10-series. Revolving around an impressive 40MP full-frame CMOS sensor and Maestro II image processor, the M10-R is distinguished by its image quality, dynamic range, and sensitivity, with an ISO 100-50000 range and low noise. Complementing the applications suited to a higher resolution design, the M10-R also features an extended shutter speed range for making long exposures up to 16 minutes-long for nighttime and low-light shooting. The increased resolution and redesigned sensor structure also highlight the unique optical qualities of Leica's extensive lens lineup.
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Leica M10-R Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2M10-R for Resolution
  • 340MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor and Maestro II Processor
  • 4Optical Viewfinder and Rangefinder
  • 5Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
  • 6Other Camera Features

Putting the 'R' in resolution, the Leica M10-R is a digital rangefinder camera with a high-resolution take on the traditional, stills-only design of the acclaimed M10-series. Revolving around an impressive 40MP full-frame CMOS sensor and Maestro II image processor, the M10-R is distinguished by its image quality, dynamic range, and sensitivity, with an ISO 100-50000 range and low noise. Complementing the applications suited to a higher resolution design, the M10-R also features an extended shutter speed range for making long exposures up to 16 minutes-long for nighttime and low-light shooting. The increased resolution and redesigned sensor structure also highlight the unique optical qualities of Leica's extensive lens lineup.

Beyond the updated sensor, the M10-R takes on a familiar form with a slim body profile that is reminiscent of M film cameras, and a large 0.73x-magnification optical viewfinder for notable 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 touchscreen 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, the M10-R also sports an integrated Wi-Fi module for wireless sharing and remote camera control from a linked mobile device.

M10-R for Resolution
Revolving around a unique 40MP full-frame CMOS sensor, the M-10R distinguishes itself within the M10 family of cameras by its high resolution and longer exposure capabilities. Beyond traditional Leica applications of street and reportage shooting, these capabilities lend themselves to landscape and nature shooters, as well, and also enable photographers to make full use of the exceptional Leica lens lineup. Aside from the revised sensor design, the M10-R retains its slim form factor, ultra quiet operation, and svelte design, which includes a characteristic red dot on the front of the camera, a plain top plate, and an elegant silver chrome finish.
40MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor and Maestro II Processor
A redeveloped full-frame color 40.89MP CMOS sensor pairs with the Maestro II image processor to deliver an impressively wide dynamic range with notable color saturation and contrast, as well as enhanced sensitivity from ISO 100-50000 to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions. The sensor's design also omits an optical low-pass filter in order to achieve greater sharpness and resolution.
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 69.31mm 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 touchscreen LCD provides an intuitive, bright, and large 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 camera to adjust select shooting parameters or to release the shutter via the Leica FOTOS app.
Other Camera Features
  • Near-silent mechanical shutter for inconspicuous shooting.
  • Integrated 2GB buffer to for recording 4.5 fps bursts of up to 10 consecutive frames.
  • Images can be recorded in either the 14-bit DNG or 8-bit JPEG file format.
  • A top hot shoe permits working with an external flash and the top sync speed is 1/180 sec.
  • 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.
  • Compatible with the optional Visoflex 2 viewfinder with firmware update version 30.22.11.52.
  • Language support: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, and Korean.

Leica M10-R Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Leica M
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 40.89 Megapixel (7864 x 5200)
Image Sensor
24 x 36 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image Stabilization
No
ISO Sensitivity Range
100 to 50,000 in Auto Mode
Continuous Shooting
Up to 4.5 fps at 40 MP for up to 10 Frames
Internal Recording Modes
No
External Recording Modes
No
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video I/O
No
Audio I/O
No
Power I/O
No
Other I/O
No
Wireless
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Display Type
Fixed Touchscreen LCD
Battery Type
1x BP-SCL5 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.4 VDC, 1300 mAh
Imaging
Lens Mount
Leica M
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 40.89 Megapixel (7864 x 5200)
Image Sensor
24 x 36 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Crop Factor
1x
Image Stabilization
No
Built-In ND Filter
No
Capture Type
Still Only
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter 
Shutter Speed
Mechanical Shutter
1/4000 to 960 Seconds
Up to 16 Minutes in Bulb Mode
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode, Time Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
100 to 50,000 in Auto Mode
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Manual
Metering Range
-2 to 19 EV
White Balance
Presets: Auto, Color Temperature, Manual
Continuous Shooting
Up to 4.5 fps at 40 MP for up to 10 Frames
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/12-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes
3:2 DNG
7864 x 5200
3:2 JPEG
7840 x 5184
5472 x 3648
2976 x 1984
Aspect Ratio
3:2
Image File Format
DNG, JPEG
Bit Depth
14-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
No
External Recording Modes
No
IP Streaming
No
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video I/O
No
Audio I/O
No
Power I/O
No
Other I/O
No
Wireless
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Leica FOTOS
Functionality: Access Stored Files, Adjust Settings, Firmware Update, Remote Control, View Live Feed
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
GPS
*Adapter Required
Monitor
Display Size
3.0"
Resolution
1,036,800 Dot
Display Type
Fixed Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
Type
Optical
Magnification
Approx. 0.73x
Focus
Focus Type
Manual Focus Only
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
No
Flash Modes
TTL Auto
Maximum Sync Speed
1/180 Second
Flash Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System
TTL
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
General
Battery Type
1x BP-SCL5 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.4 VDC, 1300 mAh
Shoe Mount
1x Hot Shoe
Tripod Mounting Thread
1x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Material of Construction
Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.5 x 3.1 x 1.5" / 139 x 80 x 38.5 mm
Weight
1.45 lb / 660 g (With Battery)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.755 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.9 x 8.6 x 6.6"

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