Leica will be unveiling the Leica M10 today to what already seems to be mixed reviews. You can read the specs and take a look at the leaked press photos here. The main take-away is that the camera should be about as thin as the film Leica M’s (think M7) while having one of the most advanced sensors Leica has developed to date. For the most serious street photographers, the subtle design change is of little concern but the increased ability to shoot in high ISO situations and come up with usable images should be very tempting.
For what it matters, my thoughts on the design are that Leica comes just short of knocking it out of the park with this one. Had they opted for an ISO dial design that emulated the M7’s I think they would have had one of the best looking camera designs to date. With that being said, I still think this is the best designed digital M they have come up with to date.
PhotolisticLife does not accept gear from manufacturers in return for positive reviews. Therefore, my reviews will show up about a month after the initial reviews where folks get to handle the camera for 5 minutes and then write a 10 page “comprehensive” review. I purchase each camera I review and use it extensively for an extended period of time before sharing my thoughts with my readers.
As always, stay tuned to PhotolisticLife for a detailed review and high ISO comparison to cameras like the M262 and D810. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
Top image is the M7, the M10 images can be found here. They have not been released to the public and out of respect for the folks that leaked this story first I’ll simply direct you there to check them out.