With the new Leica M10-R, Germany-based Leica Camera AG has now introduces a high-resolution variant of the company’s legendary rangefinder camera. Mind you! Leica M10-R’s newly developed sensor offers a resolution of over 40 megapixels at a retail price of Rs 6,95,000. However, the company further notified that the Leica M10-R will be delivered in India as of August 2020.
According to the company, Leica 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. Furthermore, the sensor provides extensive performance reserves for cropping and larger formats along with the clear visibility of even the finest details. The camera maker further claimed that Leica M10-R is well suited for landscape and architectural photography.
Despite its high resolution, the M10-R offers significantly reduced image noise as well as a wider dynamic range. It completes the Leica M10 family, which also includes the M10, M10-P, M10-D and M10 Monochrom.
Moreover, Leica M10-R’s base sensitivity of ISO 100 and goes up to ISO 50000. Moreover, the maximum exposure time has been increased to 16 minutes to enable extraordinary night-time shots with the use of a tripod. The M10-R is claimed to be fitted with the same shutter as the Leica M10-P. In addition, it is said to operate with minimal vibration in order to reduce the risk of camera shake.
Beside Leica M10-R’s base sensitivity of ISO 100, this newly-launched camera is best able to reach its full potential when paired with Leica M lenses. The company also claimed that the camera has the capacity to fully utilize the outstanding imaging performance that distinguishes this legendary lens range. The M10-R delivers photographs of a truly exceptional quality particularly in combination with the newest generation like the APO-Summicron-M 50 f/2 ASPH. On the other hand, Leica M10-R camera emphasizes the distinctive characteristics of older M lenses that is liked by photography enthusiasts all across the globe.
Just like all of Leica’s rangefinder cameras, the construction of the M10-R device comprises of a large proportion of manual assembly by highly-trained specialists that was carried out at the company’s production plant in Wetzlar. As per Leica, “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.”
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