Limited edition Leica M10-P “Reporter” was designed with photojournalists in mind

Jan 22, 2021

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Limited edition Leica M10-P “Reporter” was designed with photojournalists in mind

Jan 22, 2021

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 another limited edition camera. The Leica M10-P “Reporter” was designed to honor the 40th anniversary of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award and pay homage to all the great press and reportage photographers.

What makes M10-P “Reporter” different from the regular M10-P is only the appearance. It features a dark green, scratch-resistant finish and black Kevlar camera trim. in my opinion, it looks a bit badass and rugged, and I like it. The Kevlar diamond-weave texture on the camera body was made with photojournalists in mind. It makes the camera more durable and more comfortable to hold. It’s interesting that, through exposure to natural UV rays, the armor will gradually turn the same color as its top and base plate. It reminded me of toy cars that change color once you place them in hot water.

But enough about my childhood flashbacks, let’s discuss the specs. Or actually, let’s just mention them, since there’s not really much to discuss. Specs-wise, the Leica M10-P “Reporter” the regular M10-P in disguise. The specs in both cameras are identical:

Imaging

Lens Mount Leica M
Camera Format Full-Frame (1x Crop Factor)
Sensor Resolution Effective: 24 Megapixel (5976 x 3992)
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 24 x 36 mm
Image File Format DNG, JPEG
Image Stabilization None

Exposure Control

ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 to 50000
Shutter Speed 1/4000 to 8 Seconds
1/4000 to 125 Seconds in Aperture Priority Mode
Bulb Mode
Metering Method Center-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
Exposure Modes Aperture Priority, Manual
Metering Range -1 to 20 EV
White Balance Auto, Color Temperature, Manual
Continuous Shooting Up to 5 fps at 24 MP for up to 40 Frames (JPEG)
Self-Timer 2/12-Second Delay

Focus

Focus Type Manual Focus Only

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type Optical
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.73x

Monitor

Size 3.0″
Resolution 1,036,800 Dot
Display Type Fixed Touchscreen LCD

Flash

Built-In Flash No
Maximum Sync Speed 1/180 Second
Flash Compensation -3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System TTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe

Interface

Media/Memory Card Slot Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Wireless Wi-Fi
GPS No

Environmental

Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C

Physical

Battery 1 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
Weight 1.5 lb / 680 g (Body with Battery)

Another thing that makes the M10-P “Reporter” different from the regular M10-P, other than looks, is the price. While the Leica M10-P in black and silver cost $7,795, the “Reporter” edition is a whole $1,000 more expensive. Since only 450 units are available in total, you’ll have to cash out $8,795 to get one.

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10 responses to “Limited edition Leica M10-P “Reporter” was designed with photojournalists in mind”

  1. Lawrence Lee Huber Avatar
    Lawrence Lee Huber

    Limited edition for photojournalists?
    Quite a joke, this is only for collectors with more money than brains.
    Underwhelming specs and not very versatile.
    As has been said before a sucker born every minute….

    1. Dennis Avatar
      Dennis

      I have been a professional for forty years including work with AP and UPI and I would have to agree with Lawrence. This is a camera for an oral surgeon; not a photojournalist.

  2. Blues Dude Avatar
    Blues Dude

    What about the lens, what size is it? I’m assuming the camera allows interchangeable M-mount lenses, but it would have been nice to read that in the text.

    1. david Q moser Avatar
      david Q moser

      It says “M MOUNT” in the specs.

      1. Blues Dude Avatar
        Blues Dude

        I was asking what size lens comes with the camera, if one does.

  3. Matthias Avatar
    Matthias

    I am pretty sure it was designed with the Leica collector in mind. The kind that imagine that a picture not made with a Leica can’t amount to much, and that every good picture out there has to have been made with a Leica.

  4. Joost Avatar
    Joost

    looks amazing! but meh, ill stick to my Fuji for now

  5. Stefan Frank Avatar
    Stefan Frank

    most photojournalists are out of their job and have been replaced by amateurs snapping some crappy shots with their phones. Not only is this a dying profession, now Leica also makes fun of them, dangling this 9000$-piece in front of them…

  6. Bill Avatar
    Bill

    What is the brand of the strap, am I the only one interest in it?

  7. Bill Avatar
    Bill

    What’s the brand of the strap, looks so cool.