Leica Camera is proud to announce new special editions of the Leica M10-P camera body and the Leica Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 lens, sold separately in 'Safari' Editions. The eye-catching special finish of olive green 'Safari' cameras from Leica have a long and storied tradition, dating back to the early years of the M-System.
The Leica M10-P Edition 'Safari' camera body is limited to 1,500 units worldwide and includes a carrying strap and SD/credit card holder in brandy-colored leather. The Leica Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 Edition 'Safari' lens marks the very first time in Leica's history that a Leica M-Lens will be offered in the legendary olive green finish and is limited to 500 units worldwide, available in mid-February.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.
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 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 the 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.
ISO setting range extended from 100 to 50,000
The sensor design of the Leica M10-P has made it possible to extend the ISO sensitivity range to values between 100 and 50,000 and also brings significantly improved noise characteristics in exposures captured at higher ISO values. The Leica M10 opens up entirely new areas of photography and delivers exceptional imaging performance even in difficult lighting conditions.
ISO setting dial for better control
One of the most striking changes in the case of the Leica M10-P is the ISO setting dial on the top plate. It allows all essential shooting parameters such as distance, aperture, exposure time and ISO values to be preselected without using the menu – or even switching on the camera. For even better control and even more discreet photography.
Leaner handling concept
With a handling concept reduced to the currently achievable minimum, the Leica M10-P takes a further step in the direction of absolute perfection. Every single component and every technical solution in the Leica M10 concentrates uncompromisingly on photography. For instance, there are only three buttons on the back of the camera: Review, Live-View and Menu.
The improved viewfinder lets you see more
From the very beginning, the ‘Messsucher’ (combined rangefinder/viewfinder) of the Leica M played an essential role. So essential that it gave the system its name; the ‘M‘ stands for ‘Messsucher’. For the Leica M10-P, several important aspects of this legendary combined viewfinder and rangefinder system have now been further improved. To improve the view of the subject, the field of view has been enlarged by 30% and the magnification factor has been increased 0.73. In addition to this, the eye-relief distance has also been significantly increased. Thanks to a 50% increase in this distance, the viewfinder is much more convenient to use, particularly for photographers who wear glasses.
Fast continuous shooting Up to 5 frames per second
Thanks to a 2 GB buffer memory and sequential shooting at up to five frames per second at full resolution, photographers will never again miss the decisive moment.
The Maestro-II processor takes the M10-P to the next quality level
The latest-generation Leica Maestro-II image processor of the Leica M10-P reflects the state-of-the-art of advanced processor technology. In combination with the new 24 MP sensor, this ensures that all exposures fulfill the promise made by Leica: pictures that captivate with exceptional quality and brilliance. As a result, the Leica M10-P delivers images with low digital noise levels and true-to-life detail, even at ISO values as high as 50,000.
Superior imaging performance thanks to a new 24 MP sensor
The key component of the Leica M10-P is the 24 MP, full-frame CMOS sensor developed especially for the camera. It features new technologies that lead to significant improvements in all parameters relevant to imaging performance: impressive dynamic range, excellent contrast rendition, exceptional sharpness and finest resolution of details.
Perfectly equipped to withstand light showers, dust & Co.
Thanks to components machined from solid brass, the high strength of the M10-P’s full-metal, magnesium alloy chassis and scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass, is built to effortlessly resist the adversities of everyday life guaranteeing enduring pleasure to the photographers. Further protection against light showers, dust and bad weather is provided by special rubber seals.
As you like it: the ‘Favorites’ menu
The importance of particular settings varies according to personal preferences and photographic needs. To cater for these, the Leica M10-P offers a programmable ‘Favorites’ menu. In this menu, the photographer defines personal preferences for the relevant parameters and can later access them at the press of a button. The settings can be easily changed.
Wireless communication with the M-App and WLAN connectivity
The Leica M10-P has an integrated WLAN module. This allows pictures to be sent conveniently to iOS devices wireless and shared online. It also enables remote control of the Leica M10-P by WLAN with a smartphone and the Leica M-App. If required, important parameters like the shutter speed or functions like releasing the shutter can also be controlled from the smartphone. This makes it easy to shoot from unusual angles and avoid camera shake when shooting with longer shutter speeds.
Focusing with Focus Peaking
Focusing made easy: The Live View function of the Leica M10-P offers two convenient focusing method. Focus Peaking automatically marks sharply focused edges as colored lines and Live View offers the ability to magnify the subject on the monitor screen. In the Leica M10-P, the visibility of these contrasting lines has been improved against the previous generation and now enables even more convenient focusing assessment to ensure images with outstanding sharpness.
Sustainability always in focus
Leica has been making history for decades – with cameras that have always been ahead of their times. Throughout all these years, Leica has always kept a tight focus on sustainability. In the 1950s, Leica created a timeless and enduring standard – the Leica M-Bayonet: almost all M-Lenses produced ever since can be mounted and used on today’s Leica M10-P. Our optical instruments are timeless and faithful companions with enduring reliability and an exceptionally long life.
Compatibility with the Leica Visoflex and R-Lenses
The combination of the Leica R-Adapter and the Leica Visoflex 2.4 MP electronic accessory viewfinder makes it possible to use almost all Leica R-Lenses on the M10-P. In addition to this, the advanced loupe function enabled by the processor can now be freely positioned on any part of the viewfinder image for even better assessment of sharpness when shooting with Leica R-Lenses.
The owner of this camera will receive the 90-day license version of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (which includes the latest versions of Adobe Lightroom CC, Adobe Photoshop CC, Photoshop Fix App, Lightroom Mobile App, and other Adobe Apps and Services). The Creative Cloud Photography Plan can be activated upon product registration in the Leica Owners' Area.
Leica Camera AG (‘LEICA’) provides a two-year product warranty for your LEICA product, including the accessories contained in the original packaging, valid from the date of purchase from an authorized LEICA dealer.
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