40 Megapixel Leica M10-R


July 16, 2020. Leica Camera introduced the latest in their long line of beloved M cameras. The new M10-R has a new, 40 Megapixel sensor. Image noise is reduced, dynamic range increased, time exposure now goes to 16 minutes for those night sky shots, and ISO ranges from 100 to 50,000. The shutter is quieter and causes less vibration. This is a still camera. It doesn’t do video. It’s the camera you want on set for unobtrusive, silent BTS, tests, pre-vis and scouting stills.

So now the Leica M Full Frame rangefinder family includes M10, M10-P, M10-D, M10 Monochrom and M10-R.

The Leica M10-R will ship around July 20 for around $8,295 in black or chrome.

Technical Summary

Lens mount: Leica M bayonet with contacts for 6-bit communication

Flange focal depth: 27.80 mm

Lens adapters: Leica L, Leica R, and more.

Sensor: 40 Megapixel CMOS. Full Frame 36 x 24 mm

Stills Resolution: DNG: 7864 x 5200 (40.89 MP),

JPEG: 7840 x 5184 Pixel (40.64 MP), etc.

Stills formats: DNG RAW 14-bit, JPEG 8 bit

Media: SD cards up to 2GB/SDHC cards up to 32GB/SDXC cards up to 2TB

Sensitivity:  ISO  100  to  ISO  50000,  adjustable  in  1/3 stop  increments,  choice  of automatic control or manual setting


Rangefinder: Bright line frame viewfinder with automatic parallax compensation

Eyepiece: Calibrated to -0.5 diopter, fixed. Additional -3 to +3 diopters available.

Frame lines: Two bright lines shown with each lens used: For 35 and 135 mm; 28 and 90 mm, or 50 and75 mm; automatic switching when lens is attached.


In the viewfinder: Four-digit digital display

Rear: 3” color -TFT LCD monitor with 16 million colors and 1,036,800 dots, approx. 100% image field, glass cover of extremely hard, scratch-resistant Gorilla glass.


Shutter: Metal blade focal plane shutter with vertical movement

Shutter speeds: For aperture priority: (A) continuous from 125s to 1⁄4000s.

Manual: 8s to 1⁄4000s in half steps, from 8s to 125s in whole steps,

B: For long exposures up to maximum 125s (in conjunction with self-timer T function, i.e. 1st release = shutter opens, 2nd release = shutter closes)

Power: 1 lithium ion rechargeable battery, nominal voltage 7.4V, capacity 1300mAh.

Wifi:   802.11b/g/n  standard  (standard  Wifi  protocol),  channel  1-11

Camera body:

Material: Die cast magnesium body, synthetic leather covering. Brass top panel and base, black orsilver chrome plated finish

Dimensions (width x depth x height): approx. 139 x 38.5 x 80 mm

Weight: approx. 660 g (with battery)


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