Should I buy M10R BP or M11

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Should I buy M10R BP or M11

I understand the M11 has the following improvement:

  • 60.3MP sensor (3 Resolutions) - For me, 40MP is enough. (If I want more, I will get the Fuji GXF)
  • New Battery (64% more) - Regardless how big is the battery, I still carry a spare battery.
  • 64GB Internal Memory - Good to have. But I always carry a few SD cards
  • 3 Customizable Buttons - If using the default settings, it is similar to M10R.
  • Full time Sensor Metering - This is the only advantage benefit me. If M10R without highlight blow out problem, then it does not have much benefit.
  • Electronic Shutter (1/16000) - Rolling shutter (Even using my Sony system, I still prefer to use mechanical. Also not a lot of situation using 1/16000.
  • 2.33M dot LCD - I seldom use LCD.
  • 110g Lighter (Black Model) - I bought the Leica is because I like the weight. 110g is not much different.
  • USB-C Port - I don’t use USB to charge or transfer photo. I use charger and take out SD card to transfer.
  • Base ISO 64 - Not a lot different compared ISO100. Of course it is a lot better than my M10P
  • Better Color Science - Subjective (No comment)
  • Crop mode - As I am using rangefinder most of the time, crop mode is not applicable. Also I can crop in post processing.
  • Dynamic Range (14-15 Steps) - Seldom over and under more than 3 stops.
  • SD Card location - No a concern in M10 or M11
  • Base plate removed - I think this is the signature of M camera. Although it is redundant, it is good to preserve it.

The above opinion is based on my usage of my M10P and Sony A7R4 system. I am not saying which one is good. It depends on individual. Now my question is I have an opportunity to get a brand new M10R BP and I want to get a higher MP camera, should I

  • buy M10R BP;
  • Wait for M11; or
  • use my existing M10R

Best regards,


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