Leica will launch its M10-R via YouTube on July 22, 2020
The long-anticipated new Leica digital camera has a confirmed launch date. According to recent reports, the legendary optics brand has issued press invites for a virtual event to be streamed from its German headquarters in Wetzlar.
The unit to be debuted is currently rumored to be called the M10-R. According to its latest leak, it will be capable of outputting 40.89MP images in RAW format, or JPEGs at 40.64, 20 or 6MP. However, this does not necessarily negate an earlier rumor pointing to a resolution of 47MP in its CMOS sensor.
On this note, the silicon is currently projected to measure 24x36 millimeters (mm). It is slated to be compatible with M-series lenses (obviously), or R-series ones in the presence of an adapter. Its ISO may stretch from 100 to 50000, whereas its shutter may manage speeds of 1/4000 seconds (s) to 8s in manual mode, or 1/4000s to 16 minutes in "aperture priority" mode.
The putative M10-R is also now almost certain to come in a variant with a silver body and black synthetic leather casing, as depicted in its FCC certification; the silver may also be plated in black chrome for a second SKU. This metal part may be made of die cast magnesium, although the top and bottom plates may be made of brass.
This camera, as (again) indicated in its FCC testing, may also support Wi-Fi, as well as GPS - but only with its optional Leica Visoflex viewfinder accessory. This combination of supposedly high-end materials and specs is currently thought to cost over US$8000 at launch. This would put it in line with the rest of its series, however.