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A New Level of Understated Excellence
The Leica M10-P takes the traditional understatement of the M series to a new level. Connoisseurs will appreciate the fine distinctions between the M10-P and the M10. These include the quietest shutter of any M camera ever – a seemingly minor detail that can nevertheless make the difference between a good picture, and a great one.
The prominent red dot on the front of the camera, masked with tape by many pro photographers for added stealth, has been omitted. Instead the camera features unobtrusive Leica lettering on the top plate. In terms of construction and materials, the M10-P naturally meets the same superior standards as its sister models – making it an ideal choice for photographers with an eye for the extraordinary.
Leica Camera is proud to introduce the Leica M10-P
The newest, most inconspicuous addition to the Leica M series.
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.
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 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 the 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.
New levels of control
The First M with Touch Functionality
Every aspect of a Leica M is dedicated to concentrating on what is essential: taking pictures. Consequently, the M10-P offers state-of-the-art technology solely to augment this philosophy.
The new display with touch functionality allows for faster and more fluid control of the focus position in Live View and Playback modes, along with more convenient browsing of photos during Playback.
What's IncludedM10-P Camera (Black)
BP-SCL5 Lithium-Ion Battery (7.4V, 1300mAh)
BC-SCL5 Battery Charger
Accessory Shoe Cover
M10-P / Typ 3656
|Camera Type||Digital camera with rangefinder system|
|Lens Attachment||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)
|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
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||±3EV in1⁄3EV increments|
Displays in flash mode
|Using flash symbol LED|
|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 by the 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)|
|Display||In the Viewfinder: Four-digit digital display with exposure alerts 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 & 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||Leica BP-SCL5 1 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery
Rated Voltage: 7.4 V
Capacity: 110 mAh
Max. Charging Voltage/Current: 1000 mA DC, 7.4 V
Operating Conditions (in camera): +0 to 40ºC
Manufacturers: PT. VARTA Microbattery, Made in Indonesia
|Charger||Inputs: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 300 mA with automatic switchover or 12 VDC, 1.3 A
Output: DC, rated voltage 7.4 V, 1000 mA/max. 8.25 V, 1100 mA
Operating Conditions: +10 to + 35ºC
Manufacturer: Guandong PISEN Electronics Co. Ltd., Made in China
|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
|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 ¼ (¼") DIN stainless steel in bottom|
|Operating Conditions||0–40 °C|
|Interfaces||ISO accessory shoe with additional contacts for Leica Visoflex viewfinder (available as an accessory)|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||13.9 x 3.85 x 8 cm (5.5 x 1.5 x 3")|
|Weight||660 g (23.3 oz)
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