Leica M10-D Body
Leica M10-D Body
The Leica M10-D brings the unique experience of analog photography back into the digital world. While modern photography encounters an overwhelming number of features and functions, the M10-D is a bold statement of a conscious focus on the essentials of both the philosophy and function of photography.
The mechanical exposure compensation dial
The Leica M10-D is the first digital M-Camera to feature a mechanical control element for exposure compensation. Instead of a monitor screen, the setting dial is located precisely where the earlier ISO setting wheel once lived and calls back memories of the days of analog photography.
The exposure compensation dial furthers the concept of having manual control of all essential exposure parameters, even when powered off, which began with the launch of the Leica M10.
The integrated, fold-out thumb rest
A visual likeness to a analog cameras is further emphasized by the integrated, fold-out thumb rest of the Leica M10-D. In appearance, it recalls the iconic film advance lever of the analog M models and thus further reinforces the tangible analog photography experience.
Today, this homage to winding the film and cocking the shutter for the next exposure simply serves to improve the camera’s ergonomics and offers additional grip and stability – particularly when shooting one-handed and for longer periods.
Your smartphone is your monitor
Despite its intense concentration on an analog photographic experience, the M10-D is by no means limited only to this. It is up to the photographer to decide how much of the digital and analog experience should be balanced, by pairing the M10-D with the new Leica FOTOS App.
The app and a smartphone essentially replace the camera’s LCD, and can be used for immediate assessment of exposures and to adjust camera settings. Along with the choice of image files in DNG or JPG format and white balance selection, the app also offers functions such as Remote Mode – enabling off-camera control of the shutter release of the M10-D, complete with Live View image assessment via your smartphone.
Pictures can also be wirelessly transferred to iOS and Android devices, shared in social media, and saved to a personal photostream. With the Leica FOTOS app, the Leica M10-D is the perfect hybrid of the analog and digital worlds.
Wi-Fi access at all times
Despite its concentration on the essentials of analog-style shooting, the M10-D simultaneously fulfills all the requirements of a modern digital camera.
This includes fast and easy integration in the mobile digital environment by means of a Wi-Fi function, which can be activated directly and immediately with the on/off ring on the back of the camera.
Flexible subject composition
The accessory shoe of the Leica M10-D is compatible with the high-resolution Visoflex electronic viewfinder, which also features an integrated GPS module that can geotag image files.
The Visoflex EVF is not only ideal for composing and shooting pictures from almost any angle, it can also be set for Auto-Review of the most recent exposure for up to five seconds. This expands the capabilities of the camera, especially when shooting with wide-angle or telephoto lenses.
|Camera type:||Leica M10-D, 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:||CMOS chip, active surface 24x36mm|
|Resolution:||DNG: 5976x3992 pixels (24MP), JPEG: 5952x3968 pixels (24MP)|
|Data Format:||DNG (raw data, lossless compression), JPEG|
|File Size:||DNG: 20-30 MB, JPEG depending on resolution and picture content|
|Buffer Memory:||2GB / 16 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 100, at aperture 1.0 EV-1 to EV20 at aperture 32. Flashing of the left triangular LED in the viewfinder indicates values below the metering range|
|Sensitivity Range:||ISO 100 to ISO 50000, adjustable in 1/3 ISO increments from ISO 200, choice of automatic control or manual setting|
|Exposure Modes:||Choice of automatic shutter speed control with manual aperture pre-selection - aperture priority A, or manual shutter speed and aperture setting|
|Flash Unit Attachment:||Via accessory shoe with central and control contacts|
|Synchronization:||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|
|Eyepiece:||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):||0.73x|
|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:||No LCD screen. Rear of camera has two dials, one for on/off and WiFi and another for exposure compensation|
|Shutter:||Metal blade focal plane shutter with vertical movement, near-silent operation|
|Shutter Speeds:||For aperture priority: (A) continuous from 125s to 1/4000s. For manual adjustment: 8s to 1/4000s in half steps, from 8s to 125s in whole steps, B: For long exposures up to maximum 125s (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. 5 pictures per second, 30-40 pictures in series|
|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 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 back 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): 0C - + 40C|
|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 conditions: 0C - + 35C|
|GPS:||Only with Leica Visoflex viewfinder attached, available as an accessory|
|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|
|Material:||All-metal die cast magnesium body, leather covering. Brass top panel and base.|
|Image Field Selector:||Allows the bright-line pairs to be manually activated at any time (e.g. to compare detail)|
|Tripod Thread:||A " DIN stainless steel in bottom|
|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. 680g (with battery)|
|Scope of Delivery:||Charger 100-240V with 2 mains cables (Euro, USA,) and 1 car charging cable, lithium ion battery, carrying strap, body bayonet cover, cover for accessory shoe|