Leica has recently announced flagship of its M series – the Leica M10 Digital Rangefinder Camera with a new sensor and larger field of vision. It is the second M series camera to be digital, the first was the Leica M8 which has launched nearly 10 years ago.
The Leica M10 Digital Rangefinder Camera features a full-frame Leica Max 24 megapixel CMOS sensor and Maestro image processor, which gives the rich image quality with low noise levels and smooth color and tonal gradations. A sensor in full 35mm format provides top-notch image quality. Leica said that the image quality from this sensor is comparable to the quality from the Leica Q’s sensor from last year.
The camera gives better performance at higher ISOs (100 to 50,000), 2GB of buffer memory and continuous shooting at 5 frames per second. And a new image processor can write 30 consecutive DNG RAW files or 100 JPEG images at full resolutions.
The new camera’s viewfinder offers a 30 percent larger field of vision with greater magnification and 50 percent improved eye relief for photographers that wear glasses. And the Live View Zoom provides up to 10 × magnification of the live view display for precise focusing on fine details. Live view focus peaking is an automatic highlighting of image contours in red color to provide convenient focus control.
The camera also features a high resolution 3.0 inches monitor with 920,000 pixels which allows precise assessment of the subject seen through the lens. Unfortunately the display has not the touch screen.
The camera has ability to shoot continuously up to 3 frames per second and capable of record full HD 1080 video. The device has a 1800mAh lithium-ion battery which permits increased working times and reliability for all day shooting. As for price, the Leica M10 sensor costs for $6,495.