Leica has announced the new Leica M10-P, a camera designed to sit alongside the M10, but with more discreet styling, no red Leica dot on the front, and a new quiet shutter, which is said to be the quietest shutter in any Leica M camera, including film cameras. There’s also a 3inch touch-screen, designed to help live-view and playback ease of use. There’s also an electronic spirit level, which can be used in live-view. The camera is priced at £6500 body only, and is available now in black or chrome.
From Leica: 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 range. 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 retains the celebrated understatement of previous incarnations.
The new and outstanding features of the Leica M10-P include the extremely low noise level of its shutter, the quietest shutter release of all M-cameras. This makes it the first digital M-camera that is even more discreet than its analogue predecessors. The almost inaudible sound of its shutter release makes it the ideal tool for capturing authentic photographs from the heart of life itself – especially in situations where quiet is essential. In addition, the design of the Leica M10-P is as minimalist as the camera’s functionality itself. 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.
The Leica M10-P fulfils everything that discerning photographers expect from a Leica M and, through the concentration on essential functions, follows the lead of all past and present Leica M-cameras. A new addition is the 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 spirit level 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 from authorised Leica UK stores and authorised Leica dealers and is offered in a choice of black chrome and silver chrome finishes for £6,500 including VAT.