Leica launches digital rangefinder without screen for 7630 euros




Leica comes with the M10-D, a digital rangefinder camera that has no screen at the back. Photos can not be seen on the camera. However, it is possible to connect the camera with a smartphone via an app, in order to view photos.

Leica deliberately omits the screen on the M10-D , to give photography the ‘analogue feeling’. At the back of the camera is a large turning wheel to set the exposure compensation. Apart from the absence of the screen, the camera is almost identical to the M10-P . That device announced Leica in August and is sold for the same price. In both devices there is a 24-megapixel sensor of the full frame format.

The Leica M10-D can be connected to Wi-Fi with the Leica Photos app on a smartphone. This works by scanning a qr code on the bottom of the camera. Many advanced settings of the camera can only be adjusted via the app, because there is no screen available on the M10-D itself. The app can also be used to display the image on the phone screen with live view, or to view the photos directly. It is also possible to connect an optional electronic viewfinder to the M10-D: the Leica Visoflex.

In 2016, Leica also released a digital rangefinder without a screen, the Leica MD. The new M10-D is the successor of that device. According to Transcontinenta, importer of Leica in the Benelux, the new model comes out ‘very soon’.


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