Leica Paints it Black

Leica Camera has created a new design variant of the brand’s iconic M10-R in a bold black finish that adds a vintage flair to your travel snaps.

With its glossy new finish, the new Leica M10-R perfectly embodies the classic Leica look: over the years, glimpses of brass will gradually start to show on the corners and edges – resulting in a unique patina that emphasises the camera’s individual character and a camera that not only captures moments in time but also tells a story of its own.

In addition to the high-gloss finish, there are some external details that distinguish the new design variant from its serially produced counterpart (though the technical specifications are identical in both models). These differences include the classic Leica lettering on the top plate, along with an ‘Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Germany’ engraving.

Also, the red Leica dot has been omitted, creating an understated appearance that facilitates an especially unobtrusive approach. As with all Leica M cameras, the new variant is equipped with an ultra-quiet shutter, allowing the photographer to capture scenes at close proximity without drawing undue attention.

Leica Camera has created a new design variant of the brand's iconic M10-R in a bold black finish that adds a vintage flair to your travel snaps.

Perfectionism down to the last detail is one of the hallmarks of this unusual system camera: the ISO and shutter speed dial both feature classic diamond-pattern knurling, while the shutter button is distinguished by a silver-chrome finish. The Leica M10-R delivers an exceedingly high image quality: with a resolution of over 40 megapixels, the sensor recognises even the smallest details. This allows the camera to utilise the full potential of Leica’s legendary M lenses

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