Leica M10-R Rangefinder Camera launched in India for ₹6,95,000

By Ritik Banga - July 20, 2020
Leica has officially launched the latest variant of its M10 Rangefinder series, the M10-R. The M10-R features a 40.89-megapixel CMOS sensor, but, in typical Leica fashion, misses out on autofocus and ....

With the addition of the M10-R in its line-up, Leica's M10 line now consists of five high-resolution cameras, also including the M10, M10-P, M10-D, and M10 Monochrom. Leica's M10-R is visually identical to the M10 and M10-P models, however, it gets a newly developed 40.89-megapixel CMOS sensor, which, as per Leica, is a considerable increase in comparison to the M10.

Leica M10 R 1

Taking into consideration that it's still an M10 at its core, the M10-R features an identical all-metal diecast magnesium body - with synthetic leather covering and brass top and base panels - identical processor, identical battery life, identical display, and an identical user interface.

Leica M10 R 2

Moreover, the new sensor has an ISO range of 100 to 50,000, and the maker also says that it has one to two stops better dynamic range than the 24-megapixel sensor. In typical Leica fashion, the M10-R, too, misses out on modern conveniences such as autofocus and advanced auto-exposure options. Therefore, there's a bit of a learning curve for someone not accustomed to the rangefinder style of shooting and focusing.

Leica M10 R 3

Photos captured with the M10-R's CMOS sensor could be as big as 12MB for a JPEG image and about 40 megabytes for a DNG RAW file. There's still no video recording function, however. As far as the connectivity options are concerned, the M10-R does have built-in Wi-Fi, and it works with Leica’s FOTOS smartphone app.

As for the pricing, Leica has priced the M10-R at a whopping ₹6,95,000. It will be available in either black or silver starting next month.

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