Leica M10 Monochrom " Leitz Wetzlar "

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Leica M10 Monochrom "Leitz Wetzlar"

Leica Camera is excited to announce a limited production series of the Leica M10 Monochrom "Leitz Wetzlar" camera and Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 ASPH "Leitz Wetzlar". These specially designed variants are made to honor the 150th anniversary of Ernst Leitz taking over management of the company and branding it with the Leitz name. The M10 Monochrom "Leitz Wetzlar" is limited to 650 pieces worldwide while the Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 ASPH. "Leitz Wetzlar" is limited to 500 pieces worldwide.

The camera is the same as the standard M10 Monochrom with an added "Leitz Wetzlar" engraving on the top plate for a classic look. The lens has a "Leitz Wetzlar" engraving on the front with an overall monochromatic design aesthetic, featuring gray and white engravings and a white index dot, to perfectly match the camera body.

The Essentials:

  • Compact digital rangefinder system camera
  • Newly 40 MP full frame black and white image sensor
  • ISO range of 160-100,000
  • Exposure times of 16 minutes up to 1/4000s
  • Display with touch function
  • Silent mechanical shutter, touchscreen, thinner body design
  • Leica FOTOS connectivity; first Monochrom to feature Wi-Fi

Camera type
Leica M10 Monochrom, compact digital rangefinder system camera

Lens mount
Leica M bayonet with additional sensor for 6-bit coding

Lens system
Leica M lenses, R lenses can be used with optional adapter

Image Sensor
B/W CMOS chip, active area approx. 24x36 mm, without color and low-pass filter

DNG: 7864 x 5200 pixels (40,89 MP), JPEG: 7840 x 5184 pixels (40,64 MP), 5472 x 3648 pixels (20 MP), 2976 x 1984 pixels (6MP)

Data Format
DNG (raw data, lossless compression), JPEG

File Size
DNG: 40-60 MB, JPEG (40MP)10-20 MB: Depending on resolution and picture content

Buffer Memory
2GB / 10 pictures in series

White Balance
Automatic, manual, 8 presets, color temperature input

Storage Medium
SD cards up to 2GB, SDHC cards up to 32GB, SDXC cards up to 2TB

Menu Language
German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Korean

Exposure Metering
Exposure metering through the lens (TTL), with working aperture

Metering Method
For metering the light reflected by light blades of the 1st shutter curtain onto a measuring cell: Strong center-weighted; for metering on the sensor: Spot, center-weighted, multi-field metering

Metering Range
At room temperature and normal humidity for ISO 200, at aperture 1.0 EV-2 to EV19 at aperture 32. Flashing of the left triangular LED in the viewfi nder indicates values below the metering range

Sensitivity Range
ISO 160 to ISO 100,000

Exposure Modes
Choice of automatic shutter speed control with manual aperture pre-selection - aperture priority A, or manual shutter speed and aperture setting

Flash Exposure Control

Flash Unit Attachment
Via accessory shoe with central and control contacts

Optionally triggered at the 1st or 2nd Shutter curtain

Flash Sync Time
1/180s; slower shutter speeds can be used, if working below sync speed: Automatic changeover to TTL linear flash mode with HSS compatible Leica system flash units

Flash Exposure Metering
Using center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering with Leica flash units (SF40, SF64, SF26, SF60), or flash units compatible with the system with SCA3502 M5 adapter

Flash Measurement Cell
2 silicon photo diodes with collection lens on the camera base

Flash Exposure Compensation
±3EV in1⁄3 EV increments

Displays in Flash Mode (in viewfinder only)
Using flash symbol LED


Construction Principle
Large, bright line frame viewfinder with automatic parallax compensation

Calibrated to -0.5 diopter; corrective lenses from -3 to +3 diopter available

Image Field Limiter
By activating two bright lines each: For 35 and 135mm, for 28 and 90mm, or for 50 and 75mm; automatic switching when lens is attached

Parallax Compensation
The horizontal and vertical difference between the viewfinder and the lens is automatically compensated according to the relevant distance setting, i.e. the viewfinder bright-line automatically aligns with the subject detail recorded by the lens.

Matching Viewfinder & Actual Image
At a range setting of 2m, the bright-line frame size corresponds exactly to the sensor size of approx. 23.9 x 35.8mm; at infinity setting, depending on the focal length, approx. 7.3% (28mm) to 18% (135mm) more is recorded by the sensor than indicated by the corresponding bright line frame and slightly less for shorter distance settings than 2m

Magnification (For all lenses)

Large-base Range Finder
Split or superimposed image range finder shown as a bright field in the center of the viewfinder image

Effective Metering Basis
50.6mm (mechanical measurement basis 69.31mm x viewfinder magnification 0.73x)


In the Viewfinder
Four-digit digital display with dots above and below

On Back
3” color touchscreen TFT LCD with 16 million colors and 1,036,800 pixels, approx. 100% image field, glass cover of extremely hard, scratch resistant Gorilla glass, color space: sRGB, for Live-View and review mode, displays, level gauge display

Shutter & Shutter Release

Metal blade focal plane shutter with vertical movement, near-silent operation

Shutter Speeds
For aperture priority: (A) continuous from 16min to 1⁄4000s., for manual adjustment: 8s to 1⁄4000s in half steps, from 8s to 16min in half steps, B: For long exposures up to maximum 16min (in conjunction with self-timer T function, i.e. 1st release = shutter opens, 2nd release = shutter closes), (1⁄180s): Fastest shutter speed for flash synchronization, HSS linear flash mode possible with all shutter speeds faster than 1⁄180s (with HSS-compatible Leica system flash units)

Picture Series
Approx. 4.5 pictures/s

Shutter Release Button
Two-stage, 1st step: Activation of the camera electronics including exposure metering and exposure lock (in aperture priority mode), 2nd step: Shutter release; standard thread for cable release integrated.

Delay 2s (aperture priority and manual exposure setting) or 12s, set in menu, indicated by flashing LED on front of camera and corresponding display in monitor.

Turning The Camera On/Off
Using main switch on top of camera; optional automatic shutdown of camera electronics after approx. 2/5/10 minutes; reactivated by tapping the shutter release

Power Supply
1 lithium ion rechargeable battery, nominal voltage 7.4V, capacity 1300mAh.; maximum charging current/voltage: DC 1000mA, 7.4V; Model No.: BP-SCL5; Manufacturer: PT. VARTA Microbattery, Made in Indonesia, Operating conditions (in camera): 0°C - + 40°C

Inputs: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, 300mA, automatic switching, or 12V DC, 1.3A; Output: DC 7.4V, 1000mA/max. 8.25V, 1100mA; Model No.: BC-SCL5; Manufacturer: Guangdong PISEN Electronics Co., Ltd., Made in China, Operating conditions: 0°C - + 35°C

Only with Leica Visoflex viewfinder attached, available as an accessory

Complies with IEEE 802.11b/g/n standard (standard WiFi protocol), channel 1-11, encryption method: WiFi-compatible WPA/WPA2 encryption, access method: Infrastructure mode

Camera Body

All-metal die cast magnesium body, synthetic leather covering. Brass top panel and base, black chrome plated finish

Image Field Selector
Allows the bright-line pairs to be manually activated at any time (e.g. to compare detail)

Tripod Thread
A ¼" DIN stainless steel in bottom

Operating Conditions

ISO accessory shoe with additional contacts for Leica Visoflex viewfinder (available as an accessory)

(width x depth x height): approx. 139 x 38.5 x 80mm

Approx. 680g (with battery)

Leica M10 Monochrom "Leitz Wetzlar", camera bayonet cover, Lithium ion battery Leica BP-SCL 5, battery charger (includes main cable and in-car charger cable), carrying strap, drawstring pouch for battery, charger and cables, quick start guide, test certificate, registration card

The owner of this camera will receive a three-month subscription of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (which includes the latest versions of Adobe Lightroom, and Adobe Photoshop). The Creative Cloud Photography Plan can be activated upon product registration in the Leica Owners' Area.

Limited Warranty:
Leica Camera AG (‘LEICA’) provides a two-year product limited warranty for this LEICA camera valid from the date of purchase from an authorized LEICA dealer, including the accessories contained in the original packaging, which are valid for two years.

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