Leica M10-R With 40 Megapixel Sensor Announced

Leica M10-R With 40 Megapixel Sensor Announced:

For those interested, The Leica M10-R has been announced.  The biggest difference from this camera and the regular M10 is probably the 40 MP sensor.  According to Leica, sales start July 20th.  You an pre-order it here:

Leica M10-R at B&H Photo

In addition to the new sensor, here are some of the other specs that you might be interested in:

  • 40MP full-frame CMOS sensor.
  • Optical 0.73x-magnification viewfinder.
  • Leica Maestro II image processor.
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot touchscreen LCD display.
  • ISO 100-50000 range.
  • Long exposures up to 16 minutes-long.
  • LCD monitor has Corning Gorilla Glass.
  • Rubber seals to help protect it from light rain and dust.
  • Near-silent mechanical shutter.
  • Integrated 2GB buffer to for recording 4.5 fps bursts of up to 10 consecutive frames.

So, overall this sounds pretty cool to me, and while it’s $8,295, it’s still cheaper than the M10-P.  What is also interesting is that Leica says that even though the Leica M10-R has a higher megapixel sensor than the original M10, it does have lower noise.  So, what do all of you think?

2 comments… add one
  • Hi Patrick.
    I have mine on order with Eli at the Leica SoHo store in NYC. I’m trading in one of my M10s to reduce my out of pocket costs.
    After shooting with the SL2 since November, I’m hooked on the higher resolution sensor and the additional flexibility for post-processing cropping.
    Bud James

    Please check out my fine art and travel photography at http://www.budjames.photography or on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/budjamesphoto.

    • Patrick

      Hi Bud!

      It’s great to hear from you! I hope you’re doing well. Yes, I definitely know what you mean about the greater flexibility from a higher resolution sensor although I will admit, I may need a new computer soon haha. Good to hear you ordered M10-R. Let me know how it is, once you get it. Have a great day!



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