The Leica M10-P Is the Iconic Brand’s Quietest Camera Ever

Leica M10P Camera

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Since the 1930s, Leica has been a go-to brand for street photographers. From Henri Cartier-Bresson to Rodney Smith, legendary photographers have sworn by their Leicas for their compact design and quality lenses. Leica's M range cameras have been particularly popular since the mid-1950s, switching over to digital in 2006. And now, the new Leica M10-P takes things to a new level.

The full-frame mirrorless camera not only has the slim, compact design of the original analog M cameras but is being touted as “the quietest shutter of any M camera ever.” Everything about the M10-P is designed to allow photographers to remain inconspicuous, including the omission of the classic red dot on the front of the camera body. Many photographers taped over this symbol, so Leica removed it altogether, placing the company name discreetly on the top plate.

The M10-P also introduces touch functionality for the first time. The touchscreen allows for a faster, fluid control of focus position in Live View and Playback modes. An internal level also makes it easier to keep compositions in line with the horizon without having to make corrections in post-production. Otherwise, it keeps the same 24-megapixel, ISO 100 to ISO 50000 specs as its predecessor, the M10.

In upgrading the M10, Leica has made minor improvements that will have a big impact on photojournalists and street photographers, giving them the nostalgia of the old analog Leica M with the benefits of new technology.

The Leica M10-P is now available in black and chrome for $7,995.00.


Leica M10P Camera

Leica M10P Camera

Watch professional photographer Mathieu Bitton discuss his passion for Leicas and this place in the history of photography.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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