Leica M10-R announced: 40MP sensor made for shooting in low light

Jul 16, 2020

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Leica M10-R announced: 40MP sensor made for shooting in low light

Jul 16, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Leica has just announced a new digital rangefinder camera. It’s a new and improved version of the Leica M10-R, featuring a 40 MP full-frame color sensor and increased low-light capabilities. Let’s dive in and see what the new camera offers and what you get for the money.

The Leica M10-R is a sibling of the Leica M10 Monochrom, and they both match in resolution. However, the new model promises improved performance, especially when it comes to ISO and dynamic range. The sensor pairs with the Maestro II image processor to deliver a wider dynamic range than the predecessors. The M10-R features an ISO 100-50000 range, promising low noise even at high ISO values. It also features an extended shutter speed range for making long exposures up to 16 minutes.

Leica promises a near-silent mechanical shutter “for inconspicuous shooting.” the camera is also slim and compact, durable, and weather-sealed, so I believe that it would be ideal for street photographers. On the minus side (but standard for this line), it only has manual focus and it doesn’t shoot video, only stills.

Take a look at the full specs and more photos:

Imaging
Lens MountLeica M
Camera FormatFull-Frame (1x Crop Factor)
PixelsEffective: 40.89 Megapixel
Maximum Resolution7864 x 5200
Aspect Ratio1970-01-01 03:02:00
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size24 x 36 mm
Image File FormatDNG, JPEG
Bit Depth14-Bit
Image StabilizationNone
Exposure Control
ISO SensitivityAuto, 100 to 50000
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
1/4000 to 960 Seconds
0 to 16 Minutes in Bulb Mode
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual
Metering Range-2 to 19 EV
White BalanceAuto, Color Temperature, Manual
Continuous ShootingUp to 4.5 fps at 40 MP for up to 10 Frames
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/12-Second Delay
Focus
Focus TypeManual Focus Only
Viewfinder and Monitor
Viewfinder TypeOptical
Viewfinder MagnificationApprox. 0.73x
Monitor Size3″
Monitor Resolution1,036,800 Dot
Monitor TypeFixed Touchscreen LCD
Flash
Built-In FlashNo
Flash ModesTTL Auto
Maximum Sync Speed1/180 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Interface
Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
WirelessWi-Fi
GPSNo
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Physical
Battery1 x BP-SCL5 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.4 VDC, 1300 mAh
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.5 x 3.1 x 1.5″ / 139 x 80 x 38.5 mm
Weight1.45 lb / 660 g (Body with Battery)

The Leica M10-R is available for preorders in two color variants: black chrome and silver chrome; and the price is $8,295.

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Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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