Leica’s M-series of digital rangefinders are known for their stealthiness (fun fact: they’re the only cameras allowed in several courtrooms in the U.S. precisely for their near-silent operation). For the latest iteration of the M, the M10-P, Leica has doubled down on discreteness.
Thanks to a redesigned shutter, the M10-P is the quietest M camera on the market (analog or digital). The classic red dot logo has also been removed. Instead, there’s more covert Leica branding on the camera’s top plate.
The M10-P is also the first M-series camera to offer a 3-inch touch screen display, with support for focus confirmation in live view mode plus pinch-to-zoom and swiping capabilities during image playback. There’s also a new level gauge, visible through the EVF or rear display, when shooting in live view mode.
Like its predecessor the M10, the M10-P features a 24-megapixel sensor with a native ISO range of 100-50,000. It has 2GB of buffer memory with continuous shooting speeds up to 5fps. There’s built-in Wi-Fi and it’s compatible with the accessory Visoflex EVF, which also adds GPS capability to the camera. The Visoflex is sold separately for $575.
The M10-P is available now for $7,995. The M10 will remain on the market.
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