Leica M10-R 40MP Rangefinder

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The Leica M10-R inherits all the beloved features of the M10 family. From the thin body, the sophisticated interface design to the ultra-silent shutter and the fine craftsmanship made in Germany, the Leica M10-R stands out with its newly developed 40 Megapixel color sensor.

  • 40.89 MP color sensor
  • Base ISO 100
  • Max. ISO 50.000
  • Long exposure times up to 16 min.
  • M10 thin body design
  • M10 ISO dial
  • Ultra silent shutter
  • Touch display
  • Seamless Leica FOTOS connectivity

The best M sensor Leica has ever made.

A brand-new pixel design results in a completely new M-Sensor, that is developed to unleash the full optical performance of Leica M lenses. 40.89 Megapixel show even the finest details.

The high ISO performance and the dynamic range surpasses all predecessor cameras.

Sophisticated, from body haptics to the interface design.

Every single component and every technical solution in the Leica M10-R concentrates uncompromisingly on photography. The three-button layout on the back of the camera with its intuitive touchscreen and the ISO setting dial got familiar to photography enthusiasts who want to concentrate on the act of taking extraordinary pictures.

The silent shutter. A unique feature first presented in the M10-P.

Discretion counts among the most distinctive qualities of all M cameras.

In analogue times, many theatres only allowed M cameras for capturing performance stills, arguing that the mirror slap of a mirror reflex camera would disturb actors and audience alike

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)

CMOS chip, active area approx. 24x36 mm, without 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 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

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


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

(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)


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

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.

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

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

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 (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. 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

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