Leica M cameras are often praised for their compact size and discrete operations, but the new M10-P takes these things even longer. A new version of the M10, available today for $ 7,995 (about $ 700 more than the current M10's current price), the M10-P is the quietest shutter used on an M-camera, movie or digital. In addition, it has a touchscreen and new, more discrete design elements, such as removing the iconic red Leica brand and the old script letters that are engraved on top. In addition, Leica is also included in a color-compatible metal hot shoe cover.
Under the hood, the M1
But that's how it's about capturing the images that have changed. Leica claims that the new mechanical shutter is 50 percent quieter than the M10, and even the film versions of M that used cloth shots. Leica achieved this by mounting the shutter on the camera with a new rubber storage that reduces vibration and noise. At the same time, the M10-P shutter has the same maximum 1/4000 second speed, 1/180 second flash sync speed and total reliability like M10.
] For the M10-Ps new touchscreen, Leica made it possible to sweep through and snap the pictures as they were reviewed. It also lets you press for focus when using the camera's live view mode. But if you never want to touch the screen, you do not need: all the M10-P controls are available through physical buttons or call.
Leica says that the M10 has been hugely popular since its release, although the company refused to provide precise sales figures. The M10-P does not replace the M10 – both will remain available for purchase – but it gives the camera a little refresh without completely reworking the platform. The company says that the M10-P will appeal to those photographers who do not want the flash connected to the M10's red relative or the noise from the shutter.
M10-P is available in black or silver at Leica stores and retailers worldwide starting today.