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Leica M10-R Launched

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With the new Leica M10-R, Leica Camera AG introduces a high-resolution variant of the company’s legendary rangefinder camera. The M10-R’s newly developed sensor offers a resolution of over 40 megapixels, which represents a considerable increase compared to the M10.

Leica M10-R

As a result, the launched of the Leica M10-R rangefinder camera delivers a significantly enhanced rendition of details. The new sensor of the M10-R opens up a host of possibilities that are unprecedented within M photography. Along with the clear visibility of even the finest details, the sensor provides extensive performance reserves for cropping and larger formats.

In addition, the contrast-rich rendition of subtle structures leads to an even lower risk of moiré patterns. The M10-R is therefore well suited for landscape and architectural photography. Despite its high resolution, the M10-R offers significantly reduced image noise as well as a wider dynamic range. The M10-R completes the Leica M10 family, which also includes the M10, M10-P, M10-D and M10 Monochrom.

The M10-R’s base sensitivity of ISO 100 and goes up to ISO 50000. The maximum exposure time has been increased to 16 minutes, enabling extraordinary night-time shots with the use of a tripod. The Leica M10-R is equipped with the same shutter as the Leica M10-P. It is not only exceptionally quiet (allowing for an unobtrusive way of working), but also operates with minimal vibration. This reduces the risk of camera shake.

As with all of Leica’s rangefinder cameras, the construction of the M10-R involves a large proportion of manual assembly by highly trained specialists, carried out at the company’s production plant in Wetzlar. This ensures that a large number of mechanical components – such as the complex rangefinder – not only perform with the utmost precision but are also particularly robust. A Leica M is synonymous with the utmost reliability and durability, making it a viable long-term investment.

The Leica M10-R is best able to reach its full potential when paired with Leica M lenses. Equally, the camera has the capacity to fully utilize the outstanding imaging performance that distinguishes this legendary lens range. Particularly in combination with the newest generation, such as the APO-Summicron-M 50 f/2 ASPH., the M10-R delivers photographs of truly exceptional quality. At the same time, the camera emphasizes the distinctive characteristics of older M lenses cherished by photography enthusiasts all over the world.

The Essential Information about the Leica M10-R
Type: range finder system camera
Mount: Leica M lenses, Leica R lenses can be used with an adapter
Sensor: Full Frame CMOS
Resolution: 40 MP
Storage: SD card
Sensitivity range: ISO 100 to ISO 50000
Viewfinder: automatic parallax compensation
Magnification: (For all lenses): 0.73 x
Displays: 3” colour -TFT LCD monitor with 16 million colours
Shutter: 8s to 1⁄4000s in half steps, from 8s to 125s in whole steps, Bulb
Sharing: WiFi
Camera Built: All-metal die-cast magnesium body
Dimensions (width x depth x height): approx. 139 x 38.5 x 80mm
Weight: approx. 660g (with battery)

The Leica M10-R’s is available beginning July 17, 2020, at a recommended retail price of RM37,400.00. Please visit Leica for more information.

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