- 24MP - Full frame Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 50000
- No Video
- Leica M Mount
- 660g - 139 x 80 x 39mm
- Released January 2017
- Replacement is Leica M11
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Leica M10 summary
Leica M10 is Leica's Pro Mirrorless digital camera first launched on January of 2017. The camera uses a 24MP, CMOS Full frame sized sensor and has a max resolution of 5952 x 3992.
Leica introduced the more recent Leica M11 (Read Full Comparison) in order to update this model.
The M10 is rated #61 out of 69 in Pro Mirrorless cameras and over-all #279 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. You should test our Advanced camera finder to see camera ratings based on your personalized factors.
The following is a graph of various factors used in the rating system.
Leica M10 history
The Leica M10 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can take a look at all previous and more recent models alongside key specs.
M10 vs M11 Monochrome60MPFull frame4.5 fps2023
M10 vs M1160MPFull frame4.5 fps2022
M10 vs M Typ 26224MPFull frame3.0 fps2015
M10 vs M Edition 6024MPFull frame3.0 fps2014
M10 vs M-E Typ 22018MPFull frame2.0 fps2012
M10 vs M Typ 24024MPFull frame3.0 fps2012
M10 vs M-Monochrom18MPFull frame2.0 fps2012
M10 vs M9-P18MPFull frame2.0 fps2011
Leica M10 Gallery
You can see the M10 from several angles in the gallery below.
Leica M10 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of upsides and downsides of the Leica M10 based on features that are normally considered essential in a digital camera.
Leica M10 Sensor specifications
The Leica M10 is run by the Maestro II processor. The specification of the sensor in the Leica M10 is 35.8mm x 23.9mm (Full frame). The 856 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 5952 x 3992 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The CMOS sensor boasts 24 megapixels and supports a standard ISO range of 100 - 50000. RAW photos are supported so the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The picture below displays the M10's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The M10 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1 and is presented in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Leica M10 dimensions
Leica M10 weighs 1.46 lbs (660g / 23.28 ounces) and features outer dimensions of 139mm x 80mm x 39mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5"). The weight of typical Pro Mirrorless camera is 719g so the Leica M10 is very much the same when compared to various rivals.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The following is a visual of the Leica M10 with a softdrink so you're able to have a sense of its scale.
The top view below will illustrate the button layout on the M10.
Leica M10 Lens specifications
The M10 uses the Leica M mount and has 62 lenses that are available. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the M10.
Leica M10 Connectivity
The M10 has the following connectivity:
- Wireless Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to send files and in some cases alter camera settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Certain applications even provide a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB port.
Leica M10 Video specifications
Leica M10 does not capture video. In case you are looking for a digital camera to take only images, this might not be a concern.
Leica M10 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing for the Leica M10 so you need to be careful in rainy or dusty conditions.
Leica M10 Screen and Viewfinder
The Leica M10 houses a 3 inch fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 1,037 thousand dots.
Please note that the display offers no touch support.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder specs regarding Leica M10 are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (rangefinder)
- ViewFinder Coverage 100%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.73x
Viewfinders can be pretty helpful in bright outdoor conditions which will make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.
Leica M10 Shutter specifications
Leica M10 continuous shooting speed is 5.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Leica M10 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Leica M10 boasts external flash support but with no in-built flash.
Leica M10 Autofocusing specifications
Leica M10 has not got Auto focusing. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier & precise compared with Contrast Based focusing.
Leica M10 includes manual focusing if needed in low light conditions or you want more accurate focusing control.
Leica M10 Battery life
The battery pack for the Leica M10 is built to last for 210 photos as per the CIPA standards making it lesser as compared with its competition. The usual Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 462. Olympus E-M1X offers the maximum (870) battery life in this type of cameras.
Following is a number of Pro Mirrorless cameras that have the highest battery life:
M10 vs E-M1X870 yesnoyes
M10 vs Fujifilm GFX 100800 yesnoyes
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Leica M10 for various styles of photography
The following graph provides a rundown of the Leica M10 for various styles of photography. To read more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Leica M10 Portrait photography advice
The Leica M10 has a score of 84 which is very high, meaning that it is a fantastic option for portrait photography. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor size, support for RAW photos and flexibility to use off-camera lighting.
Leica M10 Street photography factors
Getting a nice points tally of 69, the Leica M10 is a very decent choice for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Leica M10 as a Sports photography camera
A modest sports photography points total of 53 suggests the Leica M10 is somewhat appropriate for photographing sports. A camera must have great autofocus plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Leica M10
Portability is really crucial in getting a camera for travel. All round, the Leica M10 gets a decent 58 for a travel camera which makes it reasonably acceptable for your holidays.
Leica M10 Landscape photography info
When you are looking to purchase a camera for landscape photos, the most critical aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Leica M10 at it's very good grade of 75 as a landscape camera is a fine option within the current market.
Vlogging with Leica M10
A vlogging camera should posses a moving display screen, microphone input and preferably IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Leica M10 is not good for vlogging as it delivers a terrible rating of 9.
Leica M10 Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the M10, below is a list of the highest scored cameras which fall within the class of Pro Mirrorless.
The chart below gives you an overview of the M10 vs it's top scored competitors suggested previously.
Following are additional cameras you might take into account as alternative options. To read through a comprehensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.