Limited to only 450 units worldwide, the Leica M10-P "Reporter" special edition marks the 40th anniversary of the Leica Oscar Barnack Award. Deeply rooted in the history of reportage photography and its most legendary cameras, the state-of-the-art “Reporter” features a top and base plate with an especially scratch-resistant, dark green finish.
Designed to be a reliable companion in even the toughest shooting conditions the camera’s ‘body armour’ trim is made of Kevlar fibre, offering both exceptional resilience and a high-grip diamond-weave texture. The kevlar finish will develop a truly unique patina under the influence of UV light, gradually developing the same colour as the camera’s top and base plate. All of the camera’s engravings have been inlaid with a discreet, yet easily legible, light green paint - producing an unobtrusive appearance particularly important when navigating crisis zones. The traditional Leica script engraving on the regular M10-P’s top plate has also been removed for a cleaner look.
In terms of its technical specifications, the M10-P “Reporter” is identical to the serially produced Leica M10-P. It utilizes the same redeveloped 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor and Maestro II image processor, yielding high-resolution imagery with extended dynamic range, high sensitivity to ISO 50000, and a continuous shooting rate of 5 fps. The slim body profile is reminiscent of M film cameras, and the larger 0.73x-magnification optical viewfinder allows for greater composition and focusing accuracy. The body design also incorporates a dedicated ISO dial for quick adjustment, even when the camera is turned off, and the rear 3.0" 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD features a Gorilla Glass cover to guard against scratching and light impacts. Additionally, the M10-P also sports an integrated Wi-Fi module for wireless sharing and remote camera control from a linked mobile device.
Key Features of the Leica M10-P "Reporter"
24MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
Leica Maestro II Image Processor
Optical 0.73x-Magnification Viewfinder
3.0" 1.04m-Dot Touchscreen LCD
ISO 100-50000, up to 5-fps Shooting
Redesigned Shutter, Built-In Level Gauge
Dark Green Finish with Kevlar Trim
Limited Edition of 450 Units
40th anniversary of the Leica Oscar Barnack Award | Limited Edition Leica M10-P “Reporter” with unique Kevlar armour
With its dark green, particularly scratch-resistant finish and Kevlar camera trim, the Leica M10-P “Reporter” brings to mind the extremely challenging conditions under which many of the most remarkable reportages of our time were created.
Kevlar Fibre Body Armour Trim | Commonly used in ballistic protective clothing, synthetic Kevlar fibre trim provides a solid grip from its diamond-weave texture. Through exposure to natural UV rays, the camera’s body armour will develop a unique patina by gradually turning the same colour as its top and base plate.
Discreet engravings | With Leica's long history of service in crisis zones all of the Leica M10-P “Reporter” Edition's engravings have been inlaid with a discreet light green paint for an unobtrusive appearance. The traditional Leica script engraving on the regular M10-P’s top plate has also been removed for a cleaner look.
Limited Edition | A total of 450 units of the Leica M10-P “Reporter” will be available worldwide.
24MP CMOS Sensor and Maestro II Processor
A redeveloped full-frame 24MP CMOS sensor pairs with the Maestro II image processor to deliver a wide dynamic range with notable color rendering, as well as enhanced sensitivity from ISO 100-50000 to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions. The image processor also incorporates a 2GB buffer to afford fast continuous shooting at 5 fps for up to 40 consecutive frames in a burst.
Optical Viewfinder and Rangefinder
The optical viewfinder is a large, bright-line 0.73x-magnification rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation and bright-line frame lines, which are set to match the image sensor size at a focusing distance of 6.6'. On the front of the camera, a viewfinder frame selector can also be used to manually change the apparent image field to help visualize the scene with varying focal lengths; options are available in 35mm/135mm, 28mm/90mm, and 50mm/75mm focal length pairs.
The rangefinder mechanism displays split or superimposed bright field images within the centre of the viewfinder to benefit accurate manual focusing control. The effective rangefinder metering basis is 50.6mm (mechanical metering basis 69.31 mm x viewfinder magnification of 0.73x).
Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
The slim body profile is reminiscent of Leica's film cameras for easier handling and manipulation.
Integrated ISO dial is featured on the top plate to permit simple and direct adjustment of sensitivity values, even when the camera is turned off.
The rear of the camera features just three buttons—live view, playback, and menu—for more simplified and intuitive navigation of the camera's control-set.
A programmable Favorites menu can be used, which allows you to define your most oft-used settings and select them for easy, one-touch access.
3.0" 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD provides an intuitive means for image playback as well as live view shooting.
Rear LCD monitor has a Corning Gorilla Glass cover to protect it against scratching and impacts.
Built-in level gauge aids in achieving perfectly level horizons.
Top and bottom plates are machined from solid blocks of brass and the chassis is built from magnesium alloy for a truly durable, hard-wearing physical construction.
Rubber seals are used to prevent the entrance of light rain and dust to enable working in inclement conditions.
Built-in Wi-Fi permits sharing imagery directly to a linked smartphone and also enables remote control over the M10-P to adjust select shooting parameters or to release the shutter via the Leica M app.
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