Leica released a new M rangefinder camera this week, after a four year break from it. The M10 is still proud of its roots, sticking to what made it a success in the first place, but welcomes some necessary upgrades #fotomagic
Before we get into specifics, some notes on the new M10 design. It appears to have the same compact design we’ve seen on Leica film cameras, with a matte finish body. It’s been stripped of dials and buttons, keeping their number to a minimum. On the back, you will find three buttons on the left, a controller on the right and an ISO dial that goes from 100 to 6400 or will enable auto ISO/custom ISO mode.
As for what it can do…
- a new, 24MP full-frame sensor takes images up a notch
- the Maestro II processor places it on the same level to the conpany’s flagship cameras
- wireless connectivity transforms tablet/phone into the cam remote controller throgh iOS app (Android app in the future) and enables sharing
- shoots 5fps up to 30 DNG RAW pictures / 100 JPEG at full res
- no video capabilities
- no touchscreen display
- great in low light – use ISO up to 8000 and images will still look pretty great
That’s about it. The M10 will probably be a great win for fans of the series, so those of you who love the M format be sure to grab one while you still can! Leica has produced a limited number of M10 cameras which have started selling for $6,495.