The Leica M10 refocuses on what really matters to stills photographers. Michael Topham tests the latest model in Leica’s famous M-system to find out if it performs as well as its price suggests
One of the many pressures put on camera manufacturers today is the need to overload new models with all the latest technology to make them appeal to a mass-market audience. One camera that did just that was the Leica M (Typ 240). Successor to the iconic Leica M9, it aimed to update Leica’s traditional and much-loved recipe with modern-day features such as live view, clip-on electronic viewfinder, USB interface and full HD video. Some of these features were genuinely useful, but if you asked any purist of what they thought to the direction Leica was taking with their latest digital M-system rangefinders, they’d tell you adding video didn’t feel like the right way to go.
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