The Leica M10-P camera is what every street photographer needs

The Leica M10-P camera is what every street photographer needs


Text: Janice Sim

Understated looks good on you, Leica

There are many words one would use to describe Leica: exquisite, luxurious, and collector, but low-key? Not quite. It is after all, one of the most sought-after camera labels in the world.

At least not before their newest M10-P camera came to light. The new variant of the M10, bags a profound level of understatement. First, it's lost its signature Leica red dot logo on the front, keeping the brand's lettering on its top plate instead.

Leica M10-P

Physicalities aside, the camera unveils Leica's quietest shutter — almost inaudible, for the better good of authentic, moving photographs without the risk of sticking out like a sore thumb. To accomplish this, the camera is fitted with a rubber-bearing suspension which reduces vibration and noise. Perfect for stealthy captures while out and about, be it in the streets of New York or the bustling souks in Morocco. 

As far as the rest of the specifications go, the svelte beaut remains the same as the M10 that was released last year. 24-megapixels, full-frame sensor and an ISO range of 100 to 50,000.

Leica M10-P

Users can also benefit from the all-new touchscreen function. Simply swipe through your day's worth of images, or pinch to zoom in on them. Using the camera's live view mode to shoot? Tap to focus and it can operate just like your nifty smartphone. Not a fan of the touch function? Fret not, M10-P's controls are available through physical buttons and dials. Just because Leica's a romantic at heart when it comes to photography.

Now available in black and silver, at all Leica stores.