The recently-announced Leica M10 has the slimmest body of any Leica M digital camera to date and boasts a weight of only 660 grams with battery.


Angled view of the new Lecia M10 camera with the 35mm f/2 lens. (Source: Leica Camera.)

With a weatherproof magnesium alloy chassis and components machined from solid brass and scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass, the M10 is built for use in all environments. It   features the latest Leica Maestro-II image processor and a new 24-megapixel 36 x 24 mm CMOS sensor and supports sensitivities up to ISO 50,000. A customisable menu system enables users to program the camera to suit their personal preferences and photographic needs.  The fast image processor supports continuous shooting at up to five frames/ second with a 2GB buffer that can hold roughly 30 RAW frames (14-bit lossless compressed DNG) or 100 JPEGs depending on the SD card inserted. Video recording is not supported.

The M10’s optical viewfinder provides an improved  view of the subject, with a 30% wider field of view and magnification increased by  0.73x. The eye relief distance has been increased by 50% to provide greater convenience for users who wear glasses. The M10 is the first M-Camera with an integrated WLAN module, which supports sharing to iOS devices.  It also enables remote control of the Leica M10 by WLAN with a smartphone and the Leica M-App.  

The Live View function includes two focusing aids: Focus Peaking automatically marks sharply focused edges as coloured lines and Live View offers the ability to magnify the subject on the monitor screen.  The combination of the Leica R-Adapter and the Leica Visoflex 2.4 MP electronic accessory viewfinder makes it possible to use almost all Leica R-Lenses on the M10. In addition to this, the advanced loupe function enabled by the processor can now be freely positioned on any part of the viewfinder image for even better assessment of sharpness when shooting with Leica R-Lenses.

The Leica M10 is available now from authorised resellers for an RRP of AU$9700. For details, visit