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More than 60 years of rangefinder expertise, over a decade of digital M-Camera development, and invaluable feedback from dedicated M-Photographers have inspired us to create the slimmest digital M of all time: the Leica M10. Its unique balance of long-established traditions and technical innovation embodies the essence of everything that is truly important for photography. Its more compact dimensions, improved performance, and the new ISO setting dial on the top plate offer M-Photographers precisely what they wish for from an M-Camera.
So slim just like an analog M
Many photographers who appreciate the dimensions of analog M-Cameras due to their ideal ergonomics and perfect form factor expressed their wishes to find precisely this in a digital M-Camera. Leica has taken note of these wishes and has now delivered these dream dimensions in the Leica M10. Its measurements are now identical to those of analog M-Cameras. With a top plate 4mm thinner than its predecessor, the Leica M (Typ 240), and a body depth of only 33.75mm, the Leica M10 is the slimmest digital M of all time.
ISO setting dial on the top plate
One of the most striking changes to the body of the Leica M10 is the ISO setting dial on the top plate. For the first time in a digital M, the M10 allows all essential shooting parameters such as focusing, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO value to be selected without using the menu – or even turning on the camera. This newly expanded functionality allows for even better control and even more discreet photography. Thanks to the new design of the sensor of the Leica M10, the ISO sensitivity range has been expanded. It now enables exposures at values between ISO 100 and 50000 with considerably improved noise characteristics at higher ISO settings. The Leica M10 opens up entirely new areas of photography and delivers exceptional imaging performance even in difficult lighting conditions.
Leaner operating concept
Leica M-Cameras have always had an intense focus on the functions essential to photography, a principle the Leica M10 takes to an entirely new level. With an operating concept reduced to the absolute minimum, it takes a further step towards perfection. Every single component and every technical solution in the Leica M10 concentrates uncompromisingly on photography. For instance, there are only three buttons on the back of the camera: Play, Live View and Menu. The menu control can be programmed with personal “Favourites” settings. This enables photographers to quickly access their personally prioritized settings at any time by pressing the Menu button.
From the very beginning, the “Messsucher” (German for combined rangefinder/viewfinder) of the Leica M played an absolutely essential role in shaping the camera system. So essential that it gave the system its name – “M” stands for “Messsucher”. For the Leica M10, several important aspects of this legendary system have now been further advanced. To improve the view of the subject, the field of view through the rangefinder/viewfinder has been enlarged by 30 %, and the magnification factor has been increased to 0.73 ×. Eye-relief – the optimum distance of the eye from the viewfinder eyepiece – has also been considerably increased. Thanks to a 50 % increase in this distance, the viewfinder is much more comfortable to use, particularly for photographers who wear glasses.
Ultimate imaging quality
The key component of the Leica M10 is the new 24 MP, full-frame CMOS sensor developed especially for this camera. It features new technologies that lead to significant improvements in all parameters of imaging performance: impressive dynamic range, excellent contrast rendition, exceptional sharpness, and the finest resolution of details. Its unique pixel and microlens architecture allows the use of lenses with particularly large apertures, since even rays of light arriving at the sensor from sharp angles are precisely captured by its photodiodes. The glass cover plate of the sensor acts as an IR cut off filter and thus also avoids undesirable refractions of incoming light in additional layers of glass. The omission of a low-pass filter ensures that the Leica M10 always delivers maximum sharpness. This leads to significantly better imaging results with M-Lenses compared to other full-frame sensors, especially in the case of wide-angle and wide-aperture lenses.
The Leica M10 is the first M-Camera with an integrated WLAN module. This conveniently allows pictures to be sent wirelessly to iOS devices and shared right away on social networks. It also enables remote control of the Leica M10 via WLAN with a smartphone or tablet via the Leica M-App. Photographers can, if they wish, release the shutter and set numerous menu items directly from a smartphone. This makes it easy to shoot from unusual angles and avoid camera shake when using longer shutter speeds.
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