The Leica M10-P is a slight upgrade to the M10, mainly adding touchscreen functionality to the LCD for quick focus check, images review and Menu navigation. It also features an integrated levelling aid. The shutter is claimed to be the “quietest shutter release of all M-Cameras ever built.” Lastly, the hot shoe cover is now metal (instead of plastic) and color-matched to body color. These upgrades will cost you US $700 over the price of the M10.
The M10-P also removes the famous Leica red dot from the front of the camera to accommodate the many photographers who have resorted to masking it with black tape to make the camera less conspicuous, not for “added stealth” as Leica claims but simply from being recognized as a very expensive piece of camera equipment thieves may want to steal. It’s still very difficult not to recognize at a glance a Leica rangefinder-styled camera even from afar and the addition of the classic Leica script logo on the top plate attests to its authenticity.
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Leica M10-P: A New Level of Understatement
Wetzlar, 21 August 2018. With the Leica M10-P, Leica Camera AG presents a further model in the Leica rangefinder camera segment. Based on the M10, the M10-P offers all the technical advantages of the Leica M rangefinder system and, in details, focuses on the characteristic core features that are particularly appreciated by M-Photographers. Exceptionally discreet and concentrating entirely on the most essential camera functions, the Leica M10-P embodies the essence of the M-Philosophy and raises the traditional understatement of the M-Series to a new and even higher level.
The outstanding features of the Leica M10-P are the extremely low noise level of its shutter and the quietest shutter release of all M-Cameras ever built. This makes it the first digital M- Camera that is even more discreet than its analogue predecessors. The discreet sound of its almost inaudible shutter release makes it the ideal tool for capturing authentic photographs from the heart of life itself – especially in situations where peace and quiet are essential. The design of the Leica M10-P is as discreetly unobtrusive and minimalist as the way of working it supports. The camera has no Leica red dot logo on the front and features only discreet Leica lettering on its top plate. Its hot shoe cover in metal merges seamlessly into the design of the top plate.
With its handling concept, the Leica M10-P fulfils everything that discerning photographers expect from a Leica M and, in this traditional concentration on essential functions, follows the lead of all past and present Leica M-Cameras. A new addition is a touch-function that enables faster checking of the plane of focus in Live-View and Review mode, more convenient browsing in Review mode and faster access to all the most important functions. The M10-P also has an integrated levelling aid that enables perfect orientation of the camera and avoids the need for laborious corrections in post-processing.
All other features, functions, construction materials and the finishing of the Leica M10-P correspond to the same high standards as those of its sister model, the Leica M10.
The Leica M10-P is available from today and is offered in a choice of black chrome and silver chrome finishes.
About Leica Camera
Leica Camera AG is an internationally operating, premium-segment manufacturer of cameras and sport optics products. The legendary status of the Leica brand is founded on a long tradition of excellence in the construction of lenses. And today, in combination with innovative technologies, Leica products continue to guarantee better pictures in all situations in the worlds of visualisation and perception. Leica Camera AG has its headquarters in Wetzlar, in the state of Hesse in Germany, and a second production site in Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal. The company operates branch offices in Australia, China, France, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Singapore, South Korea, UK and the USA. New and innovative products have been the driving force behind the company’s positive development in recent years.
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