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The Leica M9 was introduced back in 2009 and we guess it was inevitable that it would be succeeded and sure enough, Leica has officially announced the Leica M10, the company’s latest digital rangefinder camera, a camera that maintains the design of older Leica cameras, while stuffing hi-tech camera tech under its hood.

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For starters there will be some noticeable differences to the physical form of the camera. While the design itself still looks like a Leica, it seems that the company has opted to shed the weight of its older cameras. “Leica has now brought these dream dimensions to reality – with a top plate depth of only 33.75 millimeters, a whole four millimeters (1/8”) thinner than that of its predecessor, the Leica M (Typ 240). The Leica M10 is now the slimmest digital M of all time.”

Not only is it thinner, but Leica has also made it lighter by about 20 grams compared to the M Typ 262. As for its specs, the camera will come packing a 24MP sensor, a new Maestro II image processor, 5fps max shooting, a 1.04M-dot rear LCD, a larger viewfinder, weather sealing, and built-in WiFi.

However there are some trade-offs and that is it seems to pack a smaller and less powerful battery and there appears to be no I/O ports of any kind. It also does not come cheap with a price tag of $6595.

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