This morning, Leica has unveiled its new M10-P camera with a slightly refreshed physical design and a new mechanical shutter system. Leica first introduced the M10 early last year as a slimmer alternative to its existing line of cameras. Today’s release offers minor adjustments that are focused on refinement. The aforementioned shutter system is a highlight with a design that Leica claims is so quiet, you can hardly hear it. More below.
The new M10-P stays true to Leica’s iconic design with a minimalist matte black casing. There’s the usual elephant-patterned grip, but curiously missing is the usual red dot that has become synonymous with the brand’s lineup.
One big change comes on the backside of the camera. A refreshed three-inch touchscreen display offers a new tap-to-zoom feature that is more reminiscent of iPad interactions than a traditional camera. Because the M10-P doesn’t have autofocus, this is a key feature for capturing crisp images. Leica has also added a new spirit level feature that ensures your images are horizontally level.
The outstanding features of the Leica M10-P are the extremely low noise level of its shutter and the quietest shutter release of all M-Cameras ever built. This makes it the first digital M-Camera that is even more discreet than its analogue predecessors.
For those interested in specs, Leica’s M-10P sports a 24MP sensor and 50,000 max ISO that is designed for low-light situations. If you’re primarily wanting to capture video, you’ll want to look elsewhere. The M-10P doesn’t even offer support for 1080p content. This one is strictly for capturing still images.
DSLR fans and those want the latest tech will likely skip today’s release. The M-10P is pricey at $7,995 and lacks many modern features that content creators have become accustomed to. However, for the price, you’re getting an iconic and time-tested design from one of the most legendary cameras manufacturers out there.
The new Leica M-10P is available for purchase today in both black and silver chrome finishes. Head over to this landing page to learn more about the latest release from Leica.
LEICA M10-P: A NEW LEVEL OF UNDERSTATEMENT
With the Leica M10-P, Leica Camera AG presents a further model in the Leica rangefinder camera segment. Based on the M10, the M10-P offers all the technical advantages of the Leica M rangefinder system and, in details, focuses on the characteristic core features that are particularly appreciated by M-Photographers. Exceptionally discreet and concentrating entirely on the most essential camera functions, the Leica M10-P embodies the essence of the M-Philosophy and raises the traditional understatement of the M-Series to a new and even higher level.
The outstanding features of the Leica M10-P are the extremely low noise level of its shutter and the quietest shutter release of all M-Cameras ever built. This makes it the first digital M-Camera that is even more discreet than its analogue predecessors. The discreet sound of its almost inaudible shutter release makes it the ideal tool for capturing authentic photographs from the heart of life itself – especially in situations where peace and quiet are essential. The design of the Leica M10-P is as discreetly unobtrusive and minimalist as the way of working it supports. The camera has no Leica red dot logo on the front and features only discreet Leica lettering on its top plate. Its hot shoe cover in metal merges seamlessly into the design of the top plate.
With its handling concept, the Leica M10-P fulfils everything that discerning photographers expect from a Leica M and, in this traditional concentration on essential functions, follows the lead of all past and present Leica M-Cameras. A new addition is a touch-function that enables faster checking of the plane of focus in Live-View and Review mode, more convenient browsing in Review mode and faster access to all the most important functions. The M10-P also has an integrated levelling aid that enables perfect orientation of the camera and avoids the need for laborious corrections in postprocessing.
All other features, functions, construction materials and the finishing of the Leica M10-P correspond to the same high standards as those of its sister model, the Leica M10.
The Leica M10-P is available from today and is offered in a choice of black chrome and silver chrome finishes.
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