Leica M10-D Digital Camera Body Key Features:
- Unique analogue experience with various digital features
- Minimalist design with no rear LCD
- Specific to still-image capture
- Powerful 24MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
- Leica’s immersive Maestro II Image Processor
- Precise optical 0.73x-Magnification Viewfinder
- High dynamic range with ISO 100 - 50000
- Continuous 5fps shooting rate available
- Built-in WiFi connectivity
- Integrated fold-out thumb rest and quiet shutter
- Compatible with the optional EVF (not included)
- Compatible with the extended M-mount lens range
- Hot-shoe permits working with an external flash (1/180 sec top sync speed)
- Portable, stylish film camera-esque exterior design
- Weather-resistant brass construction
Expanded Leica M10-D Digital Camera Body Key Features:
Digital Body. Analogue Soul
The aesthetics of the M10-D are unquestionably stunning. By taking that one step further than most other M10 camera systems, the M10-D replaces the LCD screen with a tactile setting dial - reminiscent of the earlier ISO setting wheel that once took pride of place upon analog film cameras. This setting dial consists of an internal +/- 3 EV exposure compensation dial and an outer ring for the On/Off selector, as well as the dedicated On with Wi-Fi position. As another callback to the analog age of photography, an integrated fold-out thumb rest takes the place of the classic film advance lever. This further advances the M10-D’s ergonomics, handling, and shooting ability - particularly when using heavier telephoto lenses. There is also a dedicated button that sits to the right of the shutter release that enables the display of battery levels and SD storage within the viewfinder.
The M10-D can be utilised in a range of creative environments with minimal disturbance. This is due to its redesigned shutter that makes it one of the quietest of all digital and film M-series cameras. The iconic red dot has also been removed, a nod to photojournalists who take a fly-on-the-wall approach to image creation.
High-End Optics as Standard
The powerful 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor and Maestro II image processor provide a wide dynamic range with intricate colour rendering and enhanced sensitivity. This is down to its intuitive ISO 100-50000 range, suited to working in any and all lighting conditions. Further to this, the image processor integrates a 2GB buffer to facilitate fast continuous shooting at 5fps for up to 40 consecutive frames in a single burst. You can also manipulate the viewfinder frame selector to manually change the image field, providing a visual guide with varying focal lengths. These include 35mm/135mm, 28mm/90mm, and 50mm/75mm focal length pairs.
Set to match the image sensor size at a clear focusing distance of 2m, the substantial, bright-line 0.73x-magnification rangefinder consists of an automatic parallax compensation and bright-line frame lines. Its mechanism displays superimposed bright field images central to the viewfinder to aid in manual focus control. This is further backed up by focus peaking within live view - highlighting edges of contrast to allow for pinpoint focus adjustments.
The Masterful M-mount Range
The Leica M portfolio is a collection of lenses developed to fulfil the most stringent quality demands for both digital and analogue photography. Their image quality is second-to-none, pairing effortlessly with Leica’s range of compatible high-resolution camera systems. M-mount lenses were first made famous by street photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, and Sebastiao Salgado. Unrivalled in resolution, contrast, structure, tonal depth, and overall performance - the Leica M-mount range consists of a special breed of camera lens.
Leica M10-D Digital Camera Body Product Video:
The Leica M10-D - Digital Body. Analog Soul
Tomas Van Houtryve - Paris from above with the Leica M10-D
Leica M10-D Digital Camera Body Sample Images:
What's in the box?
- 1 x Leica M10-D Digital Camera Body
- 1 x Leica BP-SCL5 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh)
- 1 x Leica BC-SCL5 Battery Charger
- 1 x Carrying Strap
- 1 x Body Cap
- 1 x Accessory Shoe Cover
- 1 x Limited 1-Year Leica Society Digital Membership
- 1 x Limited 2-Year Warranty
What is the closest Leica camera system to the M10-D with an LCD screen?
The Leica M10-P Digital Camera Body is the closest camera systems to this M10-D.
Does the lack of an LCD screen mean that the battery life is improved?
According to the manufacturer, the battery life is estimated to last approximately 210 shots. This is the same as the Leica M10-P (the same camera but with an LCD screen).
How are you able to access camera settings without an LCD screen?
The easiest way to access camera settings is via the compatible Leica FOTO app, available on both iOS and Android.
Is this camera body manual focus specific?
The Leica M10-D is manual focus only.
Can you use an external flash with the M10-D?
To use an external flash with the M10-D, utilise the hot shoe mount that is built into the top of the camera.
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