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:
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?