Leica M10 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Leica M10 (Typ 3656)? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Leica makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the M10 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Leica M10 (Typ 3656) below.
In any case, the M10 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This rangefinder-focusing mirrorless camera was announced on January 18th, 2017, which means that, as of today, the camera is 2446 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Leica M11 as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Leica's instruction manual for the M10
The camera's instruction manual is 112 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the M10 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Click on the button below to download the pdf version of the Leica M10 (Typ 3656) manual to your computer. The file will open in a new browser window.
If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Leica's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
Printed, hardcopy versions of the Leica M10 manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.
Video tutorial for the Leica M10 (Typ 3656)
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your M10 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Leica M10 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Leica M10 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the M10.
What type of imaging sensor is used in the Leica M10?
The camera features a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
Which image processing chip is used in the Leica M10 to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Leica equipped the M10 with the Maestro II image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the Leica M10?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 50000.
What is the life expectancy of the shutter in the Leica M10 (Typ 3656)?
Leica does not publish a shutter rating for the M10. Yet, shutters in comparable cameras from other manufacturers are said to be good for at least 100 000 actuations. It should be noted, though, that this number represents a Mean Time before Failure. The shutter might fail earlier, or it might last longer. Anyway, in order to exhaust an expected shutter life of 100 000 shots over, say, three years, one would have to take about 100 pictures each and every day.
Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences with the Leica M10?
No, the Leica M10 (Typ 3656) has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.
Is it difficult to use manual focus lenses with the Leica M10?
The M10 offers focus peaking as a manual focus aid. This feature works by placing a colored highlight on in-focus zones within the image.
What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with the Leica M10 for flash photography?
The M10's flash sync speed is 1/180 sec.
Does the Leica M10 support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?
Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-I cards (data transfer speed of up to 104 MB/s).
Which battery does the Leica M10 use?
The camera gets its power from the BP-SCL5, which is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion power pack.
How does the M10 stack up against available alternatives? If you would like to see a side-by-side review with another camera, just use the search menu below. Alternatively, you can follow any of the listed hyperlinks for comparisons that others found interesting.
Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Leica M10 (Typ 3656).
|Camera Model||Leica M10|
|Camera Type||Rangefinder camera|
|Camera Lens||Leica M mount lenses|
|Launch Date||January 2017|
|Launch Price||USD 6 595|
|Sensor Format||Full Frame Sensor|
|Sensor Size||35.8 x 23.9 mm|
|Sensor Area||856 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||43 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||23.8 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||5 952 x 3 992 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||6.00 μm|
|Pixel Density||2.78 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||no AA filter|
|Movie Capability||no Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 50 000 ISO|
|Image Processor||Maestro II|
|DXO Sensor Quality (score)||86|
|DXO Color Depth (bits)||24.4|
|DXO Dynamic Range (EV)||13.2|
|DXO Low Light (ISO)||2133|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||1037k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fixed screen|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Manual Focus|
|Manual Focusing Aid||Focus Peaking|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000s|
|Continuous Shooting||5 shutter flaps/s|
|Shutter Life Expectancy||100 000 actuations|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||Intervalometer Built-in|
|Fill Flash||no On-Board Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||UHS-I|
|USB Connector||no USB|
|HDMI Port||no HDMI|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Environmental Sealing||Weathersealed body|
|Battery Type||BP-SCL5 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||210 shots per charge|
139 x 80 x 39 mm
(5.5 x 3.1 x 1.5 in)
|Camera Weight||660 g (23.3 oz)|
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