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Leica Announces M10-P With Touchscreen Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

21 August 2018

Leica has extended the M line with its M10-P, which brings a newly-designed, near silent shutter and a 3.0-inch touchscreen to the M10 model, which remains in production. In keeping with the new model's emphasis on discretion, the familiar Leica red dot logo is no where to be seen.

While no branding can be seen on the front of the camera, the Leica script does appear prominently on the top plate.

The M10-P debuts a touch-function for the M-System for faster checking of focus in Live-View and Playback modes and convenient gestures such as swiping and pinch-to-zoom. The M10-P also includes a built-in Level Gauge.

All other features, functions, build quality and finish of the Leica M10-P are the same quality as the M10.


Highlights of the M10-P include:

  • Full frame, 24-Mp sensor
  • Leica Maestro II Image Processor
  • Brass body
  • Built-in optical viewfinder
  • Near silent shutter
  • ISO 100 to 50,000
  • Up to 5-fps shooting
  • 3.0-inch 1.04m-dot touchscreen
  • WiFi enabled


Specifications for the M10-P include:

Sensor Full frame, 24-megapixel CMOS
Lens Mount Leica M
Viewfinder Optical with 0.73x magnification
Monitor 3.0-inch rear touchscreen LCD
1,036,800 dots
100 percent coverage
Shutter 8 to 1/4,000 second, Bulb Mode
125 to 1/4,000 second in Aperture Priority
Frame Rate Up to 5 fps at 24-Mp for up to 40 frames
ISO Auto, 100 to 50,000
Autofocus No
Live View Yes
Flash No built-in flash
Hot shoe
1/180 second maximum sync speed
Movie No video recording
Connectivity WiFi
Power Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
7.4 VDC, 1300 mAh
Dimensions 5.5 x 3.1 x 1.5 inches
Weight 1.50 lbs.


The Leica M10-P is available today for $7,995 in Leica stores, boutiques and dealers in either black chrome or silver chrome finishes. Adorama is accepting orders for the black and silver versions now. B&H is also accepting orders for the black and silver versions.

The Leica M10-P, A New Level of Understated Excellence

Exceptionally discreet, the new Leica M10-P allows photographers to see and not be seen

Go unnoticed with the Leica M10-P, the newest, most inconspicuous addition to the Leica M series. Exceptionally discreet, the M10-P embodies the essence of the M philosophy and raises the traditional subtlety of the M series to an unprecedented level. The new Leica M10-P separates itself from other digital cameras with its almost inaudible mechanical shutter release and omission of the classic red-dot logo to covertly capture candid moments.

The most notable feature of the Leica M10-P speaks volumes to the core philosophy of the M series, yet it is virtually silent to the ear. At the heart of this camera is its newly designed shutter, making the M10-P the quietest of all digital and analog M cameras ever made. Moments requiring utmost discretion can be captured unobtrusively with the nearly silent, fast and slim M10-P. The design of the Leica M10-P is classically minimalist, featuring only subtle Leica lettering on its top plate and omitting the Leica red dot logo or any branding on the front.

With the M10-P, Leica debuts a touch-function for the M-System, enabling faster checking of focus in Live-View and Playback modes and convenient contemporary touchscreen controls such as swiping and pinch-to-zoom. The M10-P further assists photographers in capturing a perfectly framed and level shot, thanks to its built-in Level Gauge. This time-saving feature helps photographers get their perfect shot, right at the press of the shutter. All other features, functions, build quality and finishing of the Leica M10-P match the same high standards of its sibling model, the Leica M10. Rounding out that high-level design, the M10-P also comes with a color-matched metal hot shoe cover, giving the top plate a seamless look and sleek style.

Compact, pared down and discrete, the M10-P's design perfectly reflects the ethos of M cameras: provide photographers the right tools to unobtrusively capture important moments from the rich tapestry of life.

"Never before have I shot with a more discreet camera," says Grammy Award-nominated photographer Mathieu Bitton. "The M10-P feels like stealth version of my beloved M film cameras. It fully retains that signature M nature, while being so quiet and unobtrusive that my subjects barely realize I'm photographing them. That's such an important thing in the type of photography I do. The less I distract my subjects, the more genuine moments I'm able to capture."

The Leica M10-P is available today in Leica Stores, Boutiques and Dealers, offered in a choice of black chrome and silver chrome finishes. This new release from Leica will coexist with the current Leica M10.

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