A Leica M10 Review

Started 3 months ago | User reviews thread
Khun_K Senior Member • Posts: 1,303
Re: A Leica M10 Review

nixon2020 wrote:

Irakly Shanidze wrote:

You lost me on your sensor assessment. I use this camera professionally and rarely go below ISO3200 precisely because I want the noise in the picture. Otherwise it looks plastic. When assessing the image quality, the noise level is not the only thing that should be taken into consideration. M10 DNG files beat Sony a7RIII in dynamic range and color fidelity and any ISO. Not to mention, Leica lenses do not work well on Sony bodies, especially anything wider than 50. To be fair, Zeiss Loxia lenses are excellent, yet they are not fast enough.

Most your remarks about this camera are correct, however, there was no point of stating the obvious after almost two years of this camera being out. What you did not mention is that the shutter starts acting up at above 32C, especially when the humidity is high. This is a real bummer, because it renders the camera less than useful for travel assignments in countries with hot climate.

Do other Leica M have the shutter problem above 32C or this is uniquely M10 problem?

I use my M10 and M10-D in central north Russia when I travel there in December and in January, and I live in Thailand that during mid-summer it often goes above 40C and I shoot often in outdoor in sequential (100+ images in a short time) which can potentially heat up the camera added to ambient heat and humid. I never encounter problems with the shutter of M10 or M10-D in cold weather or hot and humid condition or in snow or rain.

My only problem with my M10 was it sometimes hangs up and refuse to firing that the only solution is to remove the battery and the camera resumed to normal - even though it went thru multiple of firmware update.  My M10-D is free of problem and is my most used Leica.

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