Leica M10-R Price in USA

Leica M10-R Price in US

With the introduction of the M10-R ($8,295 for the body only), Leica’s second high-resolution model and its first with a color picture sensor, the company has progressed well beyond the 24MP sensor format. In the same vein as the M10 Monochrom, it is capable of taking photographs with a resolution of 40 megapixels and does so with a body design that has remained essentially intact over the course of time. The fact that it costs only $300 more than the ordinary model of the M10 and that it comes with upgrades to both the body and the image sensor makes it an appealing choice.

Fans of rangefinder cameras have various options available to them in the M10 series. The majority are constructed using the same 24 megapixel full-frame sensor. It is utilized in the M10, which is the entry-level model, the M10-P, which is the premium variant, and the M10-D, which lacks a screen.

Leica M10-R Price in USA

The new imager in the M10-R is a colorized version of the 40-megapixel sensor that was found in the M10 Monochrom. To a significant extent, full-frame cameras may be divided into two categories: models with sensors that are in the range of 24 megapixels, and high-resolution cameras that can reach as high as 60 megapixels. You gain more area to crop, and a sensor that is a few years newer in design also nets a greater dynamic range, and its high ISO grain doesn’t display banding problems. The extra pixels are advantageous. They are hardly the only justifications for shelling out an additional $300 above the standard M10. The two versions are very identical in appearance; however, the M10-R comes with a touch LCD, an on-screen level gauge, and an improved silent shutter.

The exterior design is identical to that of previous M10 variants. It weighs 1.5 pounds and has dimensions of 3.2 by 5.5 by 1.2 inches (HWD), making it rather weighty for its size. Magnesium is used to construct the body, which is then covered with leatherette; however, the top and bottom plates are made from brass, which is a solid material.

The body of the M series has not been updated over the years, and it does not have a handgrip. The camera is often utilized with more compact lenses and maintains a good balance even without a grip; however, there are add-on alternatives available in the event that you would want to use one. If you are set on using a rangefinder, you might want to have a look at the Leica SL2, which is a mirrorless SLR-style camera with a full-frame sensor and 47 megapixels of image resolution and features an integrated grip.

People continue to buy M cameras even if there are more current options available because of the rangefinder, which is a bright focusing patch in the middle of the M10’s optical viewfinder. It has a fixed angle of view and a magnification of 0.73, which makes it sufficiently wide to observe what a lens of 28 millimeters would show.

The projection of frame lines occurs in pairs and varies according on the lens that is attached. The 28mm and 90mm pair, the 35mm and 135mm pair, the 50mm and 75mm pair, and the 75mm and 50mm pair all appear together. If you use a lens that has an angle of view of 35 millimeters or more, you will be able to see what is outside the frame in addition to what the lens will record.

Everything has to be done by hand. The connected lens serves as the controller for both the focus and aperture settings. When the focus is off on your shot, the bright patch in the middle of the viewfinder will display a double image; when you align the two images so that they form a single image, the focus will be correct.

The back display of the M10-R is an LCD measuring 3 inches in size and featuring a 1.04 million dot design. Touch input is supported, although the screen does not tilt in any direction. Due to the design of the camera, taking pictures from low angles requires you to get on your knees alongside the camera.

Leica M10-R Specifications

MSRP$8295
Body typeRangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution7864 x 5200
Image ratio w:h3:2
Effective pixels41 megapixels
Sensor sizeFull frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorMaestro II
ISOAuto, 100-50000
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
Manual focusYes
Lens mountLeica M
Focal length multiplier
Articulated LCDFully articulated
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,036,800
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (rangefinder)
Viewfinder magnification0.73×
Minimum shutter speed960 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityNo
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject / scene modesNo
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes (via hot shoe)
Self-timerYes
MicrophoneNone
SpeakerNone
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC card
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n
Remote controlYes (cable release)
Environmentally sealedYes
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionBC-SCL5 lithium-ion battery & charger
Weight (inc. batteries)660 g (1.46 lb / 23.28 oz)
Dimensions139 x 39 x 80 mm (5.47 x 1.54 x 3.15″)
Orientation sensorYes
GPSOptional
8.5Expert Score
Good

For us, the Leica M10-R is all about the firm finding that’sweet spot’ where a huge full frame sensor that was specifically developed for this model can find a fit with a body that is relatively slim. This was the goal behind the development of the camera. That is unquestionably just as significant a contributing reason to the success of the M10-R as the resolution, which is comparable to that of a medium format camera and is what gives this rangefinder-styled model its famous ‘R’ suffix. The handling of the camera inevitably feels like something of a throwback due to the camera’s classic styling and operation despite the digital innovation at its core (which enables it to respond as quickly as you’d expect a latest generation mirrorless or DSLR to do). This is because the camera responds as quickly as you’d expect a latest generation mirrorless or DSLR to do. There is no video facility whatsoever on the M10-R, for example, so there will be those jack-of-all-trades photographers who may feel they are better off with a well built, full frame Sony A7 series camera as a result; even if that brand will never bestow the personal kudos that the recognizable Leica red dot logo does. Pure and simple, this one is all about taking photographs of window sills at a very high resolution.

Build quality
9
Ergonomics & handling
8.5
Features
8.5
Image quality
8.5
Performance
8
Connectivity
7.5
Value
8
Pros
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • A shutter with a nearly quiet mechanical mechanism
  • Resistance to dust and liquid splashes
  • Optical viewfinder that also incorporates rangefinder focus
  • Add-on EVF available
  • Head-turning looks
  • 40MP full-frame sensor
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Omits video support
  • Not everyone like to work with manual focus.

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