The Leica M10-D transports the analogue experience into the world of digital photography. All settings on the Leica M10-D are made with mechanical control elements. Instead of a monitor screen, the back of the camera has a mechanical dial for exposure compensation that is reminiscent of the film sensitivity setting dial familiar from analogue Leica M cameras.
The analogue look of the camera is further highlighted by a swing-out thumb rest that is reminiscent of the combined film winding and shutter cocking lever of the analogue M-models and makes a significant contribution to the handling of the camera – especially when shooting one-handed. In combination with the Leica FOTOS app, the Leica M10-D provides many of the features and functions offered by a modern, high-performance digital camera, and it’s up to the photographer to decide on the proportion of digital technology to be used in the workflow when shooting. For instance, the WLAN function can be activated directly with the setting wheel on the back of the camera to quickly and easily connect the camera with iOS and Android devices.
In essence, the monitor screen is detached from the camera body and no longer distracts the photographer from the process of composing and making the picture. For greater flexibility and control, the optional Visoflex electronic viewfinder can also be used with the Leica M10-D when shooting with wide-angle or telephoto lenses, or when capturing complex subjects or scenes in which precise positioning of the plane of focus is essential.