Its unique balance of heritage and technical innovation embodies the essence of everything that is truly important for photography.
Compact dimensions, improved performance and the new ISO setting dial on the top plate offer M-Photographers what they wish for from an M-Camera.
Since the release of the Leica M3 at Photokina in 1954, every single M-System camera has represented the pinnacle of innovation for its day. Defined by what is essential for photography. Leica embodies this passion for quality, craftsmanship and its philosophy of photography until today.
More than 60 years of rangefinder expertise, 11 years of digital M-Camera development and invaluable feedback from dedicated M-Photographers have inspired Leica engineers to create the slimmest digital M of all time: the Leica M10.
British photographer Matt Stuart has been photographing the streets of London for over 20 years. This gave him a unique ability for identifying situations in fractions of a second and capturing the essence of them in perfect pictures. It is, therefore, not surprising that he is counted among the most prominent representatives of his genre: contemporary street photography.
Matt Stuart was one of the first photographers to be given the chance to test the M10 – in Brussels. As diverse as the impressions of the various quarters of the city, the results have much in common: the curiosities, the sheer slapstick and exciting snippets of everyday life – all captured by Matt Stuart in perfect little masterpieces. The camera felt familiar and right from the first moment on: ‘The M10 feels exactly like an analogue Leica. Small and discreet – for me, it’s perfect. It’s like meeting up with an old friend again.
Italian photographer Fulvio Bugani (*1974) has travelled to Cuba many times since his first visit in 2009. When he was commissioned to test the M10, he returned to the Caribbean island, which has in the meantime become his home away from home.
The pictures I just captured with the M10 are part of a long-term project that began as a documentation of Cuban lifestyle. In the course of time, it has developed to become a personal exploration of the current situation of the country with the aim of gaining a better understanding of all facets of the current circumstances, says Fulvio Bugani, summarising his work in Cuba.
William Daniels draws a predominantly melancholic picture of Romania as seen through his eyes on a round trip through the country with the Leica M10 and Summilux-M 35 and 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH. lenses. From Bucharest to Constanta on the Black Sea coast, to Cluj-Napoca in the North of the country and on to rural Rosia Montana.
The French photographer also immersed himself in the vibrant nightlife of the Romanian capital city to make the best of the extended ISO range of the M10. In Bucharest, it was the loneliness of a solitary nightclub guest bathed in blue light that caught his eye. As always, it was the special light or a certain cast of shadow that captured his interest.
As slimly built as an analogue M
Many photographers appreciate the dimensions of analogue M-Camera models for their perfect ergonomics and their fit in the hands. The Leica M10 marks the return to precisely these dimensions.
ISO setting dial
The ISO setting dial allows photographers to set the most important parameters for any particular situation– even when the camera is switched off.
Extended ISO range
Thanks to the new sensor design of the Leica M10, the ISO sensitivity range has now been extended to enable exposures between ISO 100 and ISO 50,000.
Leaner handling concept
The focus has been set on the functions essential for photography: The back of the camera features only three buttons: Review, Live-View and Menu.
The improved viewfinder lets you see more
To improve the view of the subject, the field of view has been enlarged by 30% and the magnification factor has been increased 0.73. In addition to this, the eye-relief distance has also been significantly increased.
The Leica M10 stands for tradition, design and quality made in Germany. You can enjoy the benefits of Leica’s century old legacy of expertise and experience in the world of photography. Experience the finest arts of optical and mechanical engineering, timeless design and exceptional quality in every detail. Handcrafted excellence – made in Germany. Leica M10. The camera.