The Leica M10-P Edition ‘Safari’ Camera ($8450) certainly isn’t cheap but it is at this price point for a reason and the quality that it boasts really is second to none. It uses the the M10-P camera body and the Leica Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 lens, and is being sold separately in these spectacular ‘Safari’ Editions. The eye-catching special finish of olive green ‘Safari’ cameras from Leica have a long and storied tradition, and they date back to the early years of the M-System so they will have a lot of meaning to Leica aficionados.
First Class Performance
Limited to just 1500 units, the Leica M10-P Edition ‘Safari’ Camera is going to be in high demand and each one comes with a carrying strap and SD/credit card holder in brandy-coloured leather. The Leica Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 Edition ‘Safari’ lens represents the very first time in Leica’s history that a Leica M-Lens will be offered in the legendary olive green finish and is limited to 500 units worldwide, and is being made available from mid-February onwards.
The Leica M10-P Edition ‘Safari’ Camera separates itself from other digital cameras on the market with its almost inaudible mechanical shutter release and omission of the classic red-dot logo to covertly capture candid moments. One of the most discreet cameras on the market (ideal for not disturbing wildlife on safaris), this fantastic piece of equipment from Leica embodies the essence of the M philosophy and raises the traditional subtlety of the M series to an unprecedented level.
A stand out feature of this stunning camera is the newly designed shutter, which serves the purpose of making the M10-P the quietest of all digital and analog M cameras ever made. Moments requiring utmost discretion can be captured unobtrusively with the nearly silent, fast and slim M10-P. The innovative design of the Leica M10-P is elegantly understated, and boasts only subtle Leica lettering on its top plate, and does away with the Leica red dot logo or any branding on the front of the camera.
As you would expect from a Leica camera, the quality is unparalleled from top to bottom with the M10-P Edition ‘Safari’ Camera and some of the stand out features it has to offer include an ISO setting range extended from 100 to 50,000, an improved viewfinder that lets you see more of what you’re photographing and the latest-generation Leica Maestro-II image processor of the Leica M10-P which reflects the state-of-the-art of advanced processor technology.
In addition to the above, you’ll also find this camera offers Focus Peaking which makes getting great shots easier by automatically marking sharply focused edges as coloured lines and the Live View offers the capacity to magnify the subject on the monitor screen. In the Leica M10-P, the visibility of these contrasting lines has been enhanced against the previous generation and now lets even more convenient focusing assessment to make sure images have outstanding sharpness and clarity.