Leica M10-R 40MP Rangefinder

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The Leica M10-R with 40 Megapixel color sensor


The Leica M10-R opens up new dimensions of image quality with its high resolution of over 40 megapixels. The image sensor captures even the smallest details, so photographers can dive deeper into every scene. Defying conventional wisdom, where increased resolution means sacrificing low-light performance, the M10-R boasts a much higher megapixel count over its 24 megapixel M10 brethren while also delivering lower levels of noise – ensuring it can be used in any and all environments for a wide range of photographic disciplines.


No other M-Camera is geared towards maximum image quality in such an uncompromising manner like the Leica M10-R.


Thus the camera fully realizes the capabilities of the prime M-Lenses and offers new stylistic and compositional approaches to the photographer.



Increased resolution
for highest detail rendition


With a resolution of over 40 megapixels, the Leica M10-R’s newly developed image sensor is able to capture even the finest textures and details.


Its base sensitivity of ISO 100, combined with fast Leica M-Lenses, makes it easy and flexible for shooting wide open and achieving maximum background blur and strong bokeh even in bright daytime light.


On the other end of the spectrum, the new sensor allows for a longer maximum exposure time of 16 minutes, lending the user more creative freedom when capturing star trails, motion blur or bringing out the tiniest amount of light in a nighttime landscape. All of this versatility at these new heights of resolution and higher dynamic range make the M10-R an imaging powerhouse for any application.


Special components
for an exceptional performance


The Leica M10-R is more than just a big megapixel count. Its image quality is supported further by other vital components to ensure a complete package of imaging prowess.


The super quiet mechanical shutter, first established with the Leica M10-P, allows for stealthy operation and minimal vibrations to minimize camera shake and help ensure sharper photos.


The Maestro II processor yields lossless compression of raw files for manageable file sizes containing incredible amounts of detail. Every bit of the camera is focused on offering unprecedented quality with real everyday benefits to the user’s photographic life.


Hand assembly
for outstanding craftsmanship


The Leica M10-R is constructed by highly trained specialists, who assemble the elaborately engineered components into a product that is much more than the sum of its parts.


The rangefinder alone is comprised of over 100 individual parts, the majority of which move together in harmony with every turn of the lens.


The exclusive use of high-end materials, along with the time-honored ‘Made in Germany’ production quality, culminate in a resilient and reliable photographic companion to last a lifetime.


The perfect combination:
taking excellence to new heights


The Leica M10-R’s high resolution sensor is optimized when paired with some of the best lenses in the world – Leica M-Lenses. Each lens in the M family from Leica is an engineering marvel of sharpness, compactness and image signature that comes alive when mounted to a Leica M camera.


From the super compact Elmarit-M 28 f/2.8 ASPH. to the razor-thin depth of field of the Summilux-M 90 f/1.5 ASPH. and the flagship performance of the APO-Summicron-M 50 f/2 ASPH, the M10-R fully realizes the capabilities of the prime M-Lens it is paired with.


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The essentials:

  • New 40mp full frame color sensor
  • ISO range of 100 - 50,000
  • Improved image quality in low light compare to M10/M10-P
  • 3 Button layout, ISO dial, and aesthetics of standard M10 with red dot logo
  • Silent mechanical shutter, touchscreen, and level gauge of M10-P
  • 16 minutes maximum shutter time for longer exposures and greater creative freedom
  • Full compatibility with all Leica M10 accessories
  • Made in Germany

Camera type
Compact digital view and rangefinder system camera

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

Lens system
Leica M lenses, Leica R lenses with an optional adapter (available accessory)

Sensor
CMOS chip, active area approx. 24x36 mm, without low-pass filter

Resolution
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 formats
DNG™ (raw data, 14 bit, compressed loss-free), JPEG (8 bit)

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

Buffer memory
2GB / 10 pictures in series

Storage media
SD cards up to 2GB/SDHC cards up to 32GB/SDXC cards up to 2TB

Menu languages
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
Light reflected by the blades of the 1 shutter curtain onto measuring cell.

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 viewfinder indicates values below the metering range

Sensitivity range
ISO 100 to ISO 50.000, adjustable in 1/3 ISO increments, choice of automatic control or manual setting

Exposure modes
Choice of automatic shutter speed control with manual aperture preselection - aperture priority A, or manual shutter speed and aperture setting

Flash exposure control

Flash unit attachment
Via accessory shoe with central and control contacts

Synchronisation
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 centre-weighted TTL pre-flash metering with Leica flash units (SF40, SF64, SF26), or flash units compatible with the system with SCA3502 M5 adapter

Flash measurement cell
2 silicon photodiodes with collection lens on the camera base

Flash exposure compen-sation
±3EV in1⁄3EV increments

Displays in flash mode (in viewfinder only)
Using flash symbol LED

Viewfinder

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

Eye piece
Calibrated to -0.5 dpt.; corrective lenses from -3 to +3 diopter available

Image field limiter
By activating two bright lines each: For 35 and 135mm, or 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 and 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) 0.73

Long-Base rangefinder
Split or superimposed image range finder shown as a bright field in the center of the viewfinder image

Effective metering Base
5036mm (mechanical measurement basis 69.31 mm x viewfinder magnification 0.73x)

Displays

In the viewfinder
Four-digit digital display with exposure alerts and below

On back
3' colour TFT LCD monitor with 16 million colours and 1,036,800 pixels, approx 100% image field, glass cover of extremely hard, scratch-resistant Gorilla®glass, colour space: sRGB, for Live-View and review mode, displays

Shutter and shutter release

Shutter
Metal blade focal plane shutter with vertical movement.

Shutter Speeds
For aperture priority: (A) continuous from 16min to 1⁄4000s.,for manual adjustment: 8s to1⁄4000s 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

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.

Self-timer
Delay optionally 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 1100mAh.; 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

Charger
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 condi-tions: 0°C - + 35°C

GPS (only with Leica Visoflex viewfinder attached, available as an accessory)
Optional (not available everywhere due to country-specific legislation, i.e. enforced automatic shutdown in those coun-tries), data are written to EXIF header in picture files

Wi-Fi
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

Material
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 (¼") DIN stainless steel in bottom

Operating conditions
0–40°C

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

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

Weight
approx. 660g (with battery)

Scope of Delivery
Charger 100-240V with 2 mains cables (Euro, USA, varies in some export markets) and 1 car charging cable, lithium ion battery, carrying strap, body bayonet cover, cover for accessory shoe