Leica has introduced its new flagship rangefinder, the M10, which the German camera company has made thinner and faster than any it has ever produced for its M series cameras.
The M10 gets a new sensor that helps improve the sharpness of an image using the similar hardware as what is found on the M Type 240. The new sensor is combined with the newest iteration of Leica’s Maestro II image processor, which leads to a broader ISO range of 100 to 50,000.
The sensor and processor duo linked with a two-gigabyte image buffer in the M10 also offers a continuous burst rate of five frames per second, giving shooters a longer burst to ensure they don’t have to miss out on the action.
Leica made the M10 more connected than any of its cameras to come before by giving it built-in Wi-Fi. For now, it will only work with iOS devices, but Android connectivity is coming soon. Users will be able to transport and edit RAW files taken on the M10 on the Lightroom Mobile app as well, seeing as Leica shoots in the Adobe DNG RAW format.
GPS is also available with the Wi-Fi by using the optional Visoflex electronic viewfinder that also gives the M10 a 2.4 million dot display.
Despite all of the advancements Leica put into the M10, it did take the camera back to purer roots in one aspect. The German brand took away the ability to shoot video content with it.
Leica began selling the M10 in mid-January; it comes with a $6,495 asking price.