Leica’s New M10-R Comes With a 40-Megapixel Sensor
Leica has again pushed boundaries with the introduction of its new M10-R, a high-resolution variant of the company’s legendary rangefinder camera. Quality, refinement and exquisite craftsmanship are now embodied in the new Leica M10-R.
The M10-R’s newly developed sensor offers a resolution of over 40 megapixels, which represents a considerable increase compared to the M10. As a result, the M10-R delivers a significantly enhanced rendition of details, that further complements the lifestyle that one appreciates with the finer things in life. The new sensor of the M10-R opens up a host of possibilities that are unprecedented within M photography. Along with the clear visibility of even the finest details, the sensor provides extensive performance reserves for cropping and larger formats. In addition, the contrast-rich rendition of subtle structures leads to an even lower risk of moiré patterns. The M10-R is therefore well suited for landscape and architectural photography, perfect for the next extraordinary adventure.
Despite its high resolution, the M10-R offers significantly reduced image noise as well as a wider dynamic range. The M10-R completes the Leica M10 family, which also includes the M10, M10-P, M10-D and M10 Monochrom.
Besides the expanded range of M10-R’s base sensitivity of ISO 100 and goes up to ISO 50000, the maximum exposure time has also been increased to 16 minutes, enabling extraordinary night-time shots with the use of a tripod. The Leica M10-R is equipped with the same shutter as the Leica M10- P, the quietest shutter of any M camera ever. It is not only exceptionally quiet (allowing for an unobtrusive way of working), but also operates with minimal vibration which reduces the risk of camera shake.
The Leica M10-R is best able to reach its full potential when paired with Leica M lenses. Equally, the camera has the capacity to fully utilise the outstanding imaging performance that distinguishes this renowned lens range. Particularly in combination with the newest generation, such as the APO- Summicron-M 50 f/2 ASPH., the M10-R delivers photographs of truly exceptional quality. At the same time, the camera emphasises the distinctive characteristics of older M lenses cherished by photography enthusiasts all over the world.
The Leica M10-R will be available in Singapore in late July 2020 and the recommended retail price is S$12,470 (lens not included).