Last year Leica launched the M10 digital rangefinder camera and now fast forward a little over a year later, the company is back with an update in the form of the Leica M10-P, which according to Leica was designed to be discreet. This is thanks to a new mechanical shutter system that is almost inaudible.
However they don’t just stop there because the overall design has also been designed purposefully to be discreet as well, eschewing the iconic Leica red dot logo in the process. “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.”
In terms of specs, the M10-P is essentially the same camera as its predecessor. This means that photographers can expect the same full-frame 24MP CMOS sensor, the Leica Maestro II image processor, 5fps shooting, and an ISO range of 100-50,000. There will be some minor differences, such as the camera sporting a touchscreen display, and also a level gauge that helps ensure that photos are taken on an even horizontal plane.
However for the most part it is still the same camera from last year. As expected of Leica cameras, the M10-P does not come cheap and is priced at $8,000 is available for pre-order via B&H.