Well, as much as a Leica camera can be inconspicuous. The iconic camera manufacturer pulled the curtains back on the Leica M10-D, and damn is it a looker. If you think it looks familiar, the name should give it away. The M10-D is based off the Leica M10 without the touchscreen.
Also missing is the iconic red dot. Personally, I like having the option to go without the red dot. It gives it an almost mysterious look. The lack of a touchscreen is a bit of departure from what nearly everyone expects out of a camera. Looking through the dozens of frames to find the perfect picture of your coffee. It’s a not-so-subtle nod to Leica shooters who want the experience over the LCD madness.
There is a caveat. While the screen is lost, Leica has been steadily improving its FOTOS app with more functionality. It’s not 100 percent there, but have you ever had an app that worked seamlessly? We will see how much functionality Leica offers through the app for the M10-D.
Leica M10-D Specs
Camera type: Digital rangefinder system camera
Lens Mount: Leica M bayonet
Processor: Leica Maestro II
Sensor: CMOS-chip, active area approx. 24 x 36 mm, 24 MP
ISO: 100 – 50,000
Storage: SD cards from 2 GB, SDHC cards up to 32GB, SDXC cards up to 2TB
Body: Full-metal body: die-cast magnesium alloy, leather trim; top plate and baseplate: brass, black.
Leica M10-D Price
It’s Leica, so bargain hunters avert your eyes. The M10-D retails for $7,995 and ships October 26, 2018. It’s another unique offering from the storied company. Here’s wishing it was price a bit lower, but that’s why most of the country bought lottery tickets the other day.