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.
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.
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.
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.