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Canon M10 vs Leica M-Monochrom

Portability
88
Imaging
62
Features
70
Overall
65
Canon EOS M10 front
 
Leica M-Monochrom front
Portability
78
Imaging
65
Features
23
Overall
48

Canon M10 vs Leica M-Monochrom Key Specs

Canon M10
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Expand to 25600)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF-M Mount
  • 301g - 108 x 67 x 35mm
  • Released October 2015
  • Replacement is Canon M100
Leica M-Monochrom
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 160 - 10000
  • No Video
  • Leica M Mount
  • 600g - 139 x 80 x 37mm
  • Revealed May 2012
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Canon M10 vs Leica M-Monochrom Overview

Its time to look more in depth at the Canon M10 and Leica M-Monochrom, former being a Entry-Level Mirrorless while the other is a Pro Mirrorless by brands Canon and Leica. The resolution of the M10 (18MP) and the M-Monochrom (18MP) is very comparable but the M10 (APS-C) and M-Monochrom (Full frame) boast different sensor sizing.

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The M10 was announced 3 years later than the M-Monochrom and that is a fairly large difference as far as camera technology is concerned. The two cameras feature the same body design (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before getting straight to a in depth comparison, here is a short summation of how the M10 grades versus the M-Monochrom with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon M10 over the Leica M-Monochrom

 M10 M-Monochrom 
RevealedOctober 2015May 2012More recent by 42 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display size3"2.5"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution1040k230kSharper display (+810k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Leica M-Monochrom over the Canon M10

 M-Monochrom M10 

Common features in the Canon M10 and Leica M-Monochrom

 M10 M-Monochrom 
Focus manually Very accurate focus

Canon M10 vs Leica M-Monochrom Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to lug around your camera often, you're going to have to take into account its weight and proportions. The Canon M10 features exterior dimensions of 108mm x 67mm x 35mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.4") and a weight of 301 grams (0.66 lbs) while the Leica M-Monochrom has measurements of 139mm x 80mm x 37mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5") with a weight of 600 grams (1.32 lbs).

Take a look at the Canon M10 and Leica M-Monochrom in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are utilizing during that time. Below is a front view over all size comparison of the M10 against the M-Monochrom.

Canon M10 vs Leica M-Monochrom size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the M10 and M-Monochrom is 88 and 78 respectively.

Canon M10 vs Leica M-Monochrom top view buttons comparison

Canon M10 vs Leica M-Monochrom Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is very difficult to imagine the contrast in sensor measurements merely by seeing specs. The graphic below might provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the M10 and M-Monochrom.

As you can plainly see, each of the cameras come with the identical megapixel count but different sensor measurements. The M10 features the smaller sensor which will make obtaining shallower DOF trickier. The newer M10 should have an advantage when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon M10 vs Leica M-Monochrom sensor size comparison

Canon M10 vs Leica M-Monochrom Screen and ViewFinder

Canon M10 vs Leica M-Monochrom Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon M10 Portrait photography advice
Leica M-Monochrom Portrait photography advice
70
you can focus manually
MP count good (18 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
includes face detect focus
supports RAW files
cannot use external flash
71
manual focus
megapixel count good (18 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
doesn't have liveview
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Street Comparison

Canon M10 Street photography features
Leica M-Monochrom Street photography features
79
tilting screen
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW files
boasts focus by touch
does not have image stabilization
65
sensor size is great (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon M10 Sports photography factors
Leica M-Monochrom Sports photography factors
59
MP count good (18MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
includes tracking focus
sensor has phase detect auto focus
slow frames per second (4.6 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery pack (255 shots)
45
megapixel count good (18 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
doesn't have liveview
painfully slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery (350 per charge)
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon M10 Travel photography highlights
Leica M-Monochrom Travel photography highlights
74
boasts focus by touch
MP count good (18 megapixels)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
not so great battery pack (255 CIPA)
54
megapixel count good (18MP)
missing Timelapse recording
not so great battery (350 CIPA)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Canon M10 Landscape photography info
Leica M-Monochrom Landscape photography info
66
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF-M mount)
pretty good screen size (3")
MP count good (18MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW files
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery pack (255 CIPA)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
58
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Leica M mount)
megapixel count good (18 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
small screen (2.5 inches)
doesn't have liveview
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery (350 shots)
missing Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon M10
Vlogging with Leica M-Monochrom
74
screen is selfie friendly
built-in touchscreen
includes face detect focus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does not have image stabilization
doesn't have mic jack
9
can't shoot video
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Canon M10 vs Leica M-Monochrom Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon M10 and Leica M-Monochrom
 Canon EOS M10Leica M-Monochrom
General Information
Brand Name Canon Leica
Model type Canon EOS M10 Leica M-Monochrom
Class Entry-Level Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Released 2015-10-12 2012-05-10
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Powered by DIGIC 6 -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size APS-C Full frame
Sensor measurements 22.3 x 14.9mm 36 x 24mm
Sensor surface area 332.3mm² 864.0mm²
Sensor resolution 18MP 18MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Full resolution 5184 x 3456 5212 x 3472
Max native ISO 12800 10000
Max boosted ISO 25600 -
Minimum native ISO 100 160
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 49 -
Lens
Lens support Canon EF-M Leica M
Number of lenses 23 59
Focal length multiplier 1.6 1
Screen
Display type Tilting Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inch 2.5 inch
Resolution of display 1,040k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech - TFT color LCD with a sapphire glass LCD cover
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Optical (rangefinder)
Viewfinder magnification - 0.68x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 secs 32 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 4.6 frames per second 2.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 5.00 m (at ISO 100) no built-in flash
Flash options Auto, on, off, slow synchro Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash sync - 1/180 secs
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p) -
Max video resolution 1920x1080 None
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 301g (0.66 lbs) 600g (1.32 lbs)
Physical dimensions 108 x 67 x 35mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.4") 139 x 80 x 37mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 65 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 22.0 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.0 not tested
DXO Low light rating 753 not tested
Other
Battery life 255 pictures 350 pictures
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LP-E12 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC card
Storage slots One One
Pricing at launch $599 $7,950