This review is devoted to M10 that Leica has first introduced to the public in Jan 18, 2017. This model is a Pro Mirrorless camera with a resolution of 24.0 MP and a Full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm) sized CMOS sensor.
In Pro Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #11 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 55/100 and it takes a rank of #23 out of 1174 in all Cameras.
Now let's delve into more details of our Leica M10 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.
In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Leica M10. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Pro Mirrorless cameras.
Leica M10 has the following external dimensions 139 x 139 x 80 mm (54.72 x 15.35 x 31.5″) with the weight of 660 g.
The typical weight for average Pro Mirrorless type cameras is 672g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Leica M10, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.
Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Leica M10 is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 80mm.
Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Leica M10 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:
If you want to have a better idea of how big the Leica M10 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.
Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Leica M10 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:
Unfortunately, Leica M10 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.
Unfortunately, Leica M10 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.
Leica M10 comes with Maestro II processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 24.0 MP and is equipped with a Full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm) sized CMOS sensor.
The base of Leica M10 has the following ISO range 100 - 50000 .
Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.
In a huge database of models that we have collected, Leica M10 features a 24.0 MP sensor. In the Pro Mirrorless class, there is a high-resolution camera.
DxOMark gives us a possibility to make a clear and scientific assessment of the quality of camera sensors’ image. Leica M10, in its turn, features a sensor that was already studied and assessed by DxO Mark. After a complete evaluation, this type of sensor has received a score of 86 for the image quality. If you are looking to see how DxO Mark has tested and evaluated the Leica M10’s sensor.
Leica M10 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.
Now let’s check how we can compare the size of Full frame sensor featured in Leica M10 with other standard sensor sizes.
Leica M10 is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 1,037k dots.
In addition, this model comes with a built-in Optical (rangefinder) ViewFinder.
Some of the other highlights of Leica M10 are its 5.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
Unlike some other cameras from this category, M10 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash. Luckily, it has a special slot for external flashes instead.
Leica M10 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.
One more advantage of Leica M10 is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.
In addition, M10 is equipped with USB none port. that make it possible to connect M10 with suitable external devices.
In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Leica M10 provides a shooting life of 210, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 432 shots.
With the commonly accepted standards in mind, we can conclude that Leica M10 is above the average indicator of battery life. However, we believe it is still a great idea to grab a few extra batteries if you are planning long photo trips.
In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Leica M10’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Leica M10’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the M10 to the average MirrorLess camera.
Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.
After carefully reviewing how well Leica M10 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 86. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Leica M10 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Leica M10 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 85. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Leica M10 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Leica M10 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 90. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Leica M10 can be called a 90 model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Leica M10 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 94. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Leica M10 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Leica M10 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 96. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Leica M10 can be called a 96 model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.
|Announced||Jan 18, 2017|
|Body Type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Lens Mount||Leica M|
|Number of Lenses||59|
|Focal Length Multiplier||1x|
|Macro Focus Range|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||1,037k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||8 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||5.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||no built-in flash|
|DxO Sensor Scores|
|DxO Sensor Scores||86|
|DxO Color Depth||24.4|
|DxO Dynamic Range||13.3|
|DxO Low Light ISO||2133|
|Sensor Size||Full frame|
|Sensor Dimensions||35.8 x 23.9 mm|
|Sensor Area||855.62 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||24.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||5952 x 3992|
|Max Native ISO||50,000|
|Max Boosted ISO||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||100|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a|
|Max Video Resolution|
|Physical Dimensions||139 x 39 x 80 mm|
|Battery Life||210 shots|
|Battery Type||210 shots|