Leica M10-P adds a touchscreen and removes the red dot
Leica has introduced the M10-P, a higher-priced version of the M10 that removes the famous red dot and adds a quieter shutter in order to make the camera 'the stealthiest M ever'. Though ironically, if stealth is its aim, Leica has also added its trademark script to the top plate, which is hard to miss.
A more significant addition is a touchscreen LCD: the first to grace an M-series camera. This lets you position the area to magnify in live view or double-tap to jump straight to an enlarged view. You can also swipe and pinch-to-zoom in playback mode. There's also a new spirit level on the LCD and in the viewfinder.
As with the M10, the M10-P has a 24MP CMOS sensor with an ISO range of 100-50,000, a 3" LCD, Wi-Fi and – of course – the M's timeless styling. Neither camera has I/O ports: not even USB.
The M10-P comes in black or silver and black and will be available today for $7995.
Photos by Mathieu Bitton taken with the M10-P
The Leica M10-P, A New Level of Understated Excellence
Exceptionally discreet, the new Leica M10-P allows photographers to see and not be seen
August 21, 2018 — Go unnoticed with the Leica M10-P, the newest, most inconspicuous addition to the Leica M series. Exceptionally discreet, the M10-P embodies the essence of the M philosophy and raises the traditional subtlety of the M series to an unprecedented level. The new Leica M10-P separates itself from other digital cameras with its almost inaudible mechanical shutter release and omission of the classic red-dot logo to covertly capture candid moments.
The most notable feature of the Leica M10-P speaks volumes to the core philosophy of the M series, yet it is virtually silent to the ear. At the heart of this camera is its newly designed shutter, making the M10-P the quietest of all digital and analog M cameras ever made. Moments requiring utmost discretion can be captured unobtrusively with the nearly silent, fast and slim M10-P. The design of the Leica M10-P is classically minimalist, featuring only subtle Leica lettering on its top plate, and omitting the Leica red dot logo or any branding on the front.
With the M10-P, Leica debuts a touch-function for the M-System, enabling faster checking of focus in Live-View and Playback modes and convenient contemporary touchscreen controls such as swiping and pinch-to-zoom. The M10-P further assists photographers in capturing a perfectly framed and level shot, thanks to its built-in Level Gauge. This time-saving feature helps photographers get their perfect shot, right at the press of the shutter. All other features, functions, build quality and finishing of the Leica M10-P match the same high standards of its sibling model, the Leica M10. Rounding out that high-level design, the M10-P also comes with a color-matched metal hot shoe cover, giving the top plate a seamless look and sleek style.
Compact, pared down and discrete, the M10-P’s design perfectly reflects the ethos of M cameras: provide photographers the right tools to unobtrusively capture important moments from the rich tapestry of life.
“Never before have I shot with a more discreet camera,” says Grammy Award-nominated photographer Mathieu Bitton. “The M10-P feels like stealth version of my beloved M film cameras. It fully retains that signature M nature, while being so quiet and unobtrusive that my subjects barely realize I’m photographing them. That’s such an important thing in the type of photography I do. The less I distract my subjects, the more genuine moments I’m able to capture.”
The Leica M10-P is available today in Leica Stores, Boutiques and Dealers, offered in a choice of black chrome and silver chrome finishes. This new release from Leica will coexist with the current Leica M10.
Leica M10-P specifications
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Body material||Magnesium alloy|
|Max resolution||5952 x 3992|
|Other resolutions||5952 x 3968 (JPEG, 24MP), 4256 x 2932 (12MP), 2976 x 1984 (6MP)|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm)|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|White balance presets||8|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|Optics & Focus|
|Lens mount||Leica M|
|Focal length multiplier||1×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (rangefinder)|
|Minimum shutter speed||8 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Flash X sync speed||1/180 sec|
|Continuous drive||5.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 12 secs)|
|Exposure compensation||±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±3 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)|
|Remote control||Yes (via cable trigger)|
|Battery description||BP-SCL5 lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||210|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||660 g (1.46 lb / 23.28 oz)|
|Dimensions||139 x 39 x 80 mm (5.47 x 1.54 x 3.15″)|
|GPS notes||via optional Visoflex EVF|
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