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Meet the Newest Member of Leica Family—the Leica M10-R

Leica Camera just launched the 40-megapixel variant of its legendary rangefinder camera!

A round of applause for Leica’s M10-R, its highest resolution rangefinder camera to date. Practically made for landscape photography, the Leica M10-R is a true successor to the well-loved Leica M9 and takes its rightful place as the M10 flagship. With this unit, Leica aims high in specs as well as style—every bit of the M10-R boasts class as it excels in functionality.

The Leica M10-R is as much a status symbol as it is a fantastic camera, with it undeniably setting the bar high for rangefinder cameras on the market. | Leica

In its Leica M10-R, Leica Camera AG introduces a high-resolution variant of the company’s legendary rangefinder camera. The M10-R’s newly developed sensor offers a resolution of over 40 megapixels, which represents a considerable increase compared to the M10. As a result, the M10-R delivers a significantly enhanced rendition of details. The new sensor of the M10-R opens up a host of possibilities that are unprecedented within M photography. Along with the clear visibility of even the finest details, the sensor provides extensive performance reserves for cropping and larger formats. In addition, the contrast-rich rendition of subtle structures leads to an even lower risk of moiré patterns. The M10-R is thus well suited for landscape and architectural photography—capturing the finer details normally lost. 

Despite its high resolution, the M10-R offers significantly reduced image noise as well as a wider dynamic range. The M10-R completes the Leica M10 family, which also includes the M10, M10-P, M10-D and M10 Monochrom.

The M10-R’s base sensitivity of ISO 100 and goes up to ISO 50000. The maximum exposure time has been increased to 16 minutes, enabling extraordinary night-time shots with the use of a tripod. The Leica M10-R is equipped with the same shutter as the Leica M10-P. It is not only exceptionally quiet (allowing for an unobtrusive way of working), but also operates with minimal vibration. This reduces the risk of camera shake. 


As with all of Leica’s rangefinder cameras, the construction of the M10-R involves a large proportion of manual assembly by highly trained specialists, carried out at the company’s production plant in Wetzlar. This ensures that the large number of mechanical components—such as the complex rangefinder—not only perform with the utmost precision, but are also particularly robust. A Leica M is synonymous with the utmost reliability and durability, making it a viable long-term investment.

The Leica M10-R is best able to reach its full potential when paired with Leica M lenses. Leica says that the M10-R “delivers enhanced rendition of details to fully explore the optical excellence of the legendary Leica M lenses.” Equally, the camera has the capacity to fully utilize the outstanding imaging performance that distinguishes this legendary lens range. Particularly in combination with the newest generation, such as the APO-Summicron-M 50 f/2 ASPH., the M10-R delivers photographs of a truly exceptional quality. At the same time, the camera emphasizes the distinctive characteristics of older M lenses cherished by photography enthusiasts all over the world.

There's a whole world to discover with Leica’s M10-R, its highest resolution rangefinder camera to date. | Leica

Want to know more? Don't miss this special interview with M-System Product Manager Jesko von Oeynhausen which gives in depth information of the Leica M10-R in regards to design, technology and possibilities. Watch below!

The Leica M10-R is already available for pre-order at Leica Store Greenbelt 5. Follow Leica Philippines on Instagram @LeicaStorePH and Facebook @LeicaStorePhilippines.