Tech products can prolong its longevity with suitable upgrades. One technique is to fuse existing properties with features on the device. Premium German camera manufacturer Leica has produced a sibling for the Leica M10 and attached a ‘P’ to it. Named Leica M10-P, this rangefinder camera corresponds to the same high-standard akin to its sister model, but attains a handful of functionalities that best its predecessor.
To Leica, ‘M’ represents Messsucher—a combined viewfinder and rangefinder. The Leica M-system camera family features intuitive controls, no superfluous functions or overcomplicated menus. The characteristic features of the M-System give photographers the opportunity to concentrate on what’s essential—their pictures.
Using core essential camera functions, the Leica M10-P operates with the quietest shutter release of all M-cameras ever-built, resulting in an extremely low noise level for its shutter. In situations where noise is unwelcome, the discreet sound of its almost inaudible shutter release makes it an ideal tool to capture that defining snapshot.
We’re all for efficient browsing and quick access to important functions. Hence, we’re fans of the imbued touch-function ability on the back screen for fast checking of focus in Live-View and Review mode. The Leica M10-P also has an integrated levelling aid that enables perfect orientation of the camera and avoids the need for laborious corrections in post-processing.
Design-wise, the Leica M10-P sports a minimalist black chrome or silver chrome physical body without the iconic Leica red dot logo. Instead, identification of the brand appears on the camera’s top plate via discreet Leica lettering. Excess is kept to a minimum, with a seamless integration of its metal hot shoe cover into the top plate.
In short, with an emphasis on features to address photographic excellence, the new Leica M10-P is the perfect companion for smooth (stealth) operators.