German camera company Leica announced the Leica M10-P limited edition rangefinder camera “Reporter”, which is part of the 40th anniversary of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award. This camera is said to be tougher than other Leica camera series, because it is coated with Kevlar material.
The design base of this camera is the M10-P, with a slight change from the popular M10 rangefinder with the quietest shutter feature.
In order to make this new camera even darker, the M10-P also eliminates the Leica’s distinctive red dot, found on the M10. The Leica M10-P “Reporter” is designed for journalists rather than those with a photography hobby like the M10.
The camera’s top and bottom metal caps have a dark green color contrasting with black Kevlar. Still, Leica says that the synthetic fibers will gradually turn green when exposed to natural UV rays from the sun.
All camera engravings are decorated in light green. Leica also says the diamond woven from Kevlar provides a comfortable grip.
The limited-edition variant of the M10-P is intended to be a “no-compromise” camera designed to withstand the harshest conditions.
As mentioned, the Leica M10-P Reporter shares the base with the other M10-P’s. Inside, there is a full-frame sensor of 24 MP resolution and the ability to reach a sensitivity of 50,000 ISO. All this combined with the processing power of the Maestro II processor while the shutter is particularly quiet.
Price and Availability
Because it is included in a limited edition, Leica M10-P “Reporter” will only be produced as many as 450 units worldwide. The price for this camera is $8795.