Its unique balance of heritage and technical innovation embodies the essence of everything that is truly important for photography. Compact dimensions, improved performance and the new ISO setting dial on the top plate offer M-Photographers what they wish for from an M-Camera.
Since the release of the Leica M3 at Photokina in 1954, every single M-System camera has represented the pinnacle of innovation for its day. Defined by what is essential for photography. Leica embodies this passion for quality, craftsmanship and its philosophy of photography until today. More than 60 years of rangefinder expertise, 11 years of digital M-Camera development and invaluable feedback from dedicated M-Photographers have inspired Leica engineers to create the slimmest digital M of all time: the Leica M10.• As slimly built as an analogue M Many photographers appreciate the dimensions of analogue M-Camera models for their perfect ergonomics and their fit in the hands. The Leica M10 marks the return to precisely these dimensions. • ISO setting dial The ISO setting dial allows photographers to set the most important parameters for any particular situation– even when the camera is switched off. • Extended ISO range Thanks to the new sensor design of the Leica M10, the ISO sensitivity range has now been extended to enable exposures between ISO 100 and ISO 50,000. • Leaner handling concept The focus has been set on the functions essential for photography: The back of the camera features only three buttons: Review, Live-View and Menu. • The improved viewfinder lets you see more To improve the view of the subject, the field of view has been enlarged by 30% and the magnification factor has been increased 0.73. In addition to this, the eye-relief distance has also been significantly increased. • Fast continuous shooting Thanks to a 2 GB buffer memory and sequential shooting at up to five frames per second, photographers will never again miss the decisive moment. • Camera type - compact digital view and range finder system camera • Lens attachment Leica M bayonet with additional sensor for 6-bit coding • Lens system - Leica M lenses, Leica R lenses with an optional adapter (available accessory) • Sensor - CMOS sensor, active surface area approx. 24 x 36mm • Resolution -DNG™: 5976 x 3992 pixels (24MP), JPEG: 5952 x 3968 pixels (24MP), 4256 x 2832 pixels (12MP), 2976 x 1984 pixels (6MP) • Data formats - DNG™ (raw data, compressed loss-free), JPEG • File size - DNG™: 20-30 MB, JPEG: Depending on resolution and picture content • Buffer memory - 2GB / 16 pictures in series • White balance - Automatic, manual, 8 presets, colour temperature input • Storage media - SD cards up to 2GB/SDHC cards up to 32GB/SDXC cards up to 2TB • Menu languages - German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Korean • Exposure metering - Exposure metering through the lens (TTL), with working aperture • Metering method - Light reflected by the blades of the 1 shutter curtain onto measuring cell. • Metering range - At room temperature and normal humidity at ISO 100, at aperture 1.0 EV-1 to EV20 at aperture 32. Flashing of the left triangular. LED in the viewfinder indicates values below the metering range • Sensitivity range - ISO 100 to ISO 50000, adjustable in 1/3 ISO increments from ISO 200, choice of automatic control or manual setting • Exposure modes - Choice of automatic shutter speed control with manual aperture preselection - aperture priority A, or manual shutter speed and aperture setting • Flash exposure control • Flash unit attachment - Via accessory shoe with central and control contacts • Synchronisation Optionally triggered at the 1st or 2nd shutter curtain • Flash sync time - 1/180 s; slower shutter speeds can be used, if working below sync speed: Automatic changeover to TTL linear flash mode with HSS-compatible Leica system flash units • Flash exposure metering - Using centre-weighted TTL pre-flash metering with Leica flash units (SF40, SF64, SF26), or flash units compatible with the system with SCA3502 M5 adapter • Flash measurement cell - 2 silicon photo diodes with collection lens on the camera base • Flash exposure compensation - Б}3EV in1⁄3EV increments • Displays in flash mode (in viewfinder only) Using flash symbol LED • Viewfinder • Construction principle - Large, bright line frame viewfinder with automatic parallax compensation • Eye piece - Calibrated to -0.5 dpt.; corrective lenses from -3 to +3 diopter available. • Image field limiter By activating two bright lines each: For 35 and 135mm, or for 28 and 90mm, or for 50 and 75mm; automatic switching when lens is attached. • Parallax compensation - The horizontal and vertical difference between the viewfinder and the lens is automatically compensated according to the relevant distance setting, i.e. the viewfinder bright-line automatically aligns with the subject detail recorded by the lens • Matching viewfinder and actual image - At a range setting of 2m, the bright-line frame size corresponds exactly to the sensor size of approx. 23.9 x 35.8mm; at infinity setting, depending on the focal length, approx. 7.3% (28mm) to 18% (135mm) more is recorded by the sensor than indicated bythe corresponding bright line frame and slightly less for shorter distance settings than 2m • Magnification (For all lenses) 0.73 x • Long-base rangefinder - Split or superimposed image range finder shown as a bright field in the centre of the viewfinder image • Effective metering base - 50.6mm (mechanical measurement basis 69.31mm x viewfinder magnification 0.73x) • Displays In the viewfinder Four-digit digital display with dots above and below • On back - 3 colour TFT LCD monitor with 16 million colours and 1,036,800 pixels, approx. 100 % image field, glass cover of extremely hard, scratch-resistant Gorilla. glass, colour space: sRGB, for Live-View and review mode, displays • Shutter and shutter release • Shutter - Metal blade focal plane shutter with vertical movement • Shutter speeds - For aperture priority: (A) continuous from 125s to 1⁄4000s., for manual adjustment: 8s to 1⁄4000s in half steps, from 8s to 125s in whole steps, B: For long exposures up to maximum 125s (in conjunction with self-timer T function, i.e. 1st release = shutter opens, 2nd release = shutter closes), (1⁄180s): Fastest shutter speed for flash synchronization, HSS linear flash mode possible with all shutter speeds faster than 1⁄180s (with HSS-compatible Leica system flash units) • Picture series Approx. 5 pictures/s, 30-40 pictures in series • Shutter release button - Two-stage, 1st step: Activation of the camera electronics including exposure metering and exposure lock (in aperture priority mode), 2nd step: Shutter release; standard thread for cable release integrated. • Self-timer - Delay optionally 2s (aperture priority and manual exposure setting) or 12s, set in menu, indicated by flashing LED on front of camera and corresponding display in monitor. • Turning the camera on/off - Using main switch on top of camera; optional automatic shutdown of camera electronics after approx. 2/5/10 minutes; reactivated by tapping the shutter release • Power supply - 1 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, nominal voltage 7.4V, capacity 1300mAh.; maximum charging current/voltage: DC 1000mA, 7.4V; Model No.: BP-SCL5; Manufacturer: PT. VARTA Microbattery, Made in Indonesia, Operating conditions (in camera): 0БЛC - + 40БЛC • Charger - Inputs: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, 300mA, automatic switching, or 12V DC, 1.3A; Output: DC 7.4V, 1000mA/max. 8.25V, 1100mA; Model No.: BC-SCL5; Manufacturer: Guangdong PISEN Electronics Co., Ltd., Made in China, Operating conditions: 0БЛC; -+ 35БЛC • GPS (only with Leica Visoflex viewfinder attached, available as an accessory) - Optional (not available everywhere due to country-specific legislation, i.e. enforced automatic shutdown in those countries), data are written to EXIF header in picture files. • Wi-Fi - Complies with IEEE 802.11b/g/n standard (standard Wifi protocol), channel 1-11, encryption method: Wifi-compatible WPA™/ WPA2™ encryption, access method: Infrastructure mode • Camera Body • Material - All-metal die cast magnesium body, synthetic leather covering. Brass top panel and base, black or silver chrome plated finish • Image field selector Allows the bright-line pairs to be manually activated at any time (e.g. to compare detail) • Tripod thread - A . (.) DIN stainless steel in bottom • Operating conditions - 0–40 БЛC • Interfaces - ISO accessory shoe with additional contacts for Leica Visoflex viewfinder (available as an accessory) • Dimensions - (width x depth x height) approx. 139 x 38.5 x 80mm • Weight - approx. 660g (with battery) • Scope of Delivery - Charger 100-240V with 2 mains cables (Euro, USA, varies in some export markets) and 1 car charging cable, lithium ion battery, carrying strap, body bayonet cover, cover for accessory shoe