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徠卡(Leica)最具代表性的相機系列再次樹立典範:徠卡M10完美融合了悠久傳統和革新技術,體現了其他相機從未有過的致臻重要的攝影本質。儘管它所有的功能已經完全可以滿足當代攝影的需求,但又從未偏離這傳奇性M系列的基本原則。每一個元件和技術方案都執著地專注於攝影本身。擁有著更小巧的體積、更卓越的性能,以至更具直觀性的操作方式,徠卡M10成為了徠卡M相機歷史上的新里程碑。

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外形:菲林相機尺寸進入數碼

許多攝影師欣賞M菲林相機的外形尺寸,因為它們符合理想的人體工程學,並擁有完美的手感,這正正也是他們對M數碼相機的期盼。徠卡現已實現了這夢寐以求的外形尺寸——頂板的深度僅為33.75毫米,與它最接近的徠卡M(240型)相比整整少了4毫米。徠卡M10是有史以來最纖薄的M數碼相機。

 

旁軸:精確的視窗看世界

旁軸取景在徠卡M系列的光輝歷史上起著無比重要的作用。徠卡專注於工藝的傳奇在M10相機上得到進一步優化:為改善拍攝範圍的視角,觀景窗較之前的相機擴大了30%,放大倍率增至0.73倍。除此之外,適視距(Eye-relief)——眼睛距觀景窗目鏡最佳的距離也顯著增大。由於這一距離增長了50%,特別是對於佩戴眼鏡的攝影師們,觀景窗變得更加方便觀景。

 

感測器:數碼畫布

徠卡M10的核心元件是專為該款相機開發的2400萬像素全畫幅CMOS感測器。這一全新工藝使得有關成像性能的所有參數得到顯著改善:矚目的動態範圍、出色的對比度再現、非凡的清晰度和最佳的細節處理。它獨一無二的像素和顯微鏡頭架構使特大光圈成為可能,也就是說,即使從斜角切入的光線也可被其二極體精準地捕捉到,與之前版本相比,得到了進一步改善。感測器的玻璃蓋板起到紅外濾光片的作用,從而避免了由額外玻璃層導致不利的入射光折射。此外,去低通濾鏡更確保了徠卡M10擁有最大銳度。這一切使得成像效果大幅度提高,特別是在使用廣角和極快鏡頭的情況下。

 

徠卡M10的新型感測器設計擴展了ISO敏感度範圍。現已允許在ISO 100至50,000範圍內曝光,並且在高ISO值拍攝的情況下,顯著改善噪點。徠卡M10打開了攝影的全新領域,即使在艱難的光照情況下,仍能實現非凡的成像性能。

 

影像處理電子技術:卓越品質的新起步

徠卡M10配備的最新一代徠卡Maestro-II影像處理器折射出處理器工藝的最高水準。結合了全新2400萬像素的感測器,確保徠卡履行它的諾言:讓相片擁有非凡品質。有賴於2GB的緩衝存放區和每秒5張的高解像度連拍,攝影師們將再也不會錯過那些決定性的瞬間。徠卡M10是空前高速的M相機。

 

除此之外,為了得到更佳的清晰度,處理器容許放大鏡功能自由定位。這一新功能不僅可以用於相機的顯示幕,也可用於240萬像素的Visoflex電子觀景窗。觀景窗以旋轉功能為特色,可以從與眾不同的角度進行拍攝,並能結合GPS功能對影像檔作地理標記。

 

操作理念:直觀且簡約

自一開始起,徠卡M相機就主張僅專注於相機的必要功能。這一原則也切實在徠卡M10上得以體現,其就直觀操作和快速設置方面樹立了新典範。例如,在相機背部僅有三個按鍵:重播、即時畫面和功能表。個性化設定功能表以滿足個人的喜好和攝影需求鑒於此,徠卡M10也提供可自由配置個人相關功能的我的最愛功能表。

 

徠卡M10最顯著的改變之一是位於頂板的ISO調節撥盤。M10是數碼M系列首次允許對所有的基本拍攝參數,如:距離、光圈、曝光時間和ISO值,在不使用功能表鍵的情況下進行手動選擇,甚至是在不打開相機電源的情況下。這使拍攝過程有了更直接的操控性和更強的靈活性。

 

WLAN模式: 分享與展示

徠卡M10是首款帶有WLAN連接功能的M系列相機。用戶可快速將相片通過無線傳輸至Apple手機設備進行編輯,並上傳至社交網路分享。同時,徠卡M 應用程式可使原始資料以DNG格式直接傳輸至手機設備,並通過ISO 10.2版本相應應用軟體作進一步處理。徠卡M10也可通過智能手機或平板電腦進行遠端操控。這使一些需要特殊角度的拍攝變得更加輕鬆,同時也可防止當用慢速快門拍攝時出現抖震的情況。

 

徠卡M10:進一步趨於完美

「徠卡M是徠卡相機的核心、支柱和靈魂。徠卡M10結合了最頂尖的工藝和卓越的光學性能,並專注於獨一無二的徠卡M旁軸取景系統這一傳統優勢。在此方面,該款創新型相機在必備功能上樹立了新典範,它的極簡操作理念將帶領我們進一步趨於完美。德國製造的徠卡M10象徵著徠卡公司最卓越的工程藝術、最頂尖的品質以及精湛的手工技藝。」徠卡相機公司全球首席執行官Oliver Kaltner先生說道。

 

「它是最新款M相機,M10!這款相機是未來的先鋒同時延續了過去,很大程度上是專為喜愛該系列的使用者所打造。旁軸取景式系統幫助我構架畫面,同時帶領我追隨全球最棒的攝影師們,更能使我創造出擁有自己風格的相片。全新M10與現在及以往的徠卡M鏡頭共同喚醒並實現了每一個攝影師的渴望。」徠卡相機公司全球監事會主席Andreas Kaufmann博士強調說道。

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The expansion of the digital Leica M family with the introduction of the Leica M10. Slimmer in size, faster in performance, and offering the best image quality with smarter connectivity for intuitive usage – the Leica M10 sets the new standards for rangefinder photography and state-of-the-art imaging.

The Leica M10 builds on more than 60 years of rangefinder expertise, 11 years of digital M-Camera development and the invaluable feedback from dedicated M-Photographers to not only bring the slimmest digital M of all time, but the most refined and state-of-the-art digital rangefinder Leica has ever created.

KEY BENEFITS & FEATURES:

  • Slimmest digital M ever made, for better handling
  • New ISO dial makes this the first digital M with direct access to the essential settings, even when the camera is OFF
  • Improved rangefinder/viewfinder provides better control of focus and composition with larger field of view, higher magnification and increased eye relief
  • First Leica M with integrated Wi-Fi and smart connectivity via iOS app (Android app launching later)
  • All new 24 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor ensures exceptional image quality and improved performance
  • ISO 100 – 50,000 for better photos in both bright and very low light
  • Faster performance with a new Maestro II processor and 2 GB buffer capacity, enabling high speed frame rate of up to 5 fps with longer continuous shooting
  • Outstanding build quality Made in Germany, available in black chrome or silver chrome
  • Body constructed from brass and magnesium-alloy with Corning Gorilla Glass LCD cover
  • Weather resistant to withstand light rain and dust

 

Details –

An iconic camera system sets standards yet again: The perfect balance of long-established traditions and technical innovation in the Leica M10 embodies the essence of everything that is truly important for photography like no other camera before. Although all its functions have been adapted to meet the precise needs of contemporary photography, there has been no deviation from the essential principles of the legendary M-System. Every single component and every technical solution concentrates uncompromisingly on photography. With its more compact dimensions, improved performance and even more intuitive handling, the Leica M10 sets a new milestone in the ongoing history of Leica M photography.

 

The form factor: analogue dimensions enter the digital age

Many photographers who appreciate the dimensions of analogue M-Models due to their ideal ergonomics and perfect fit in the hands expressed their wishes for precisely this for digital M-Cameras. Leica has now realised these dream dimensions – with a top plate depth of only 33.75 millimeters, a whole four millimeters less than that of its close relative, the Leica M (Typ 240). The Leica M10 is now the slimmest digital M of all time.

 

The rangefinder: a precise window on the world

The rangefinder has always played an extremely important role in the glorious heritage of the Leica M-System. A number of important aspects of this legendary focusing technology have now been further optimised in the Leica M10: To improve the view of the subject, the field of view has been enlarged by 30 percent and the magnification factor has been increased to 0.73. Eye-relief – the optimum distance of the eye from the viewfinder eyepiece – has also been considerably increased. Thanks to a 50 percent increase in this distance, the viewfinder is much more comfortable to use, particularly for photographers who wear glasses.

 

The sensor: the digital canvas

The key component of the Leica M10 is the 24 MP, full-frame CMOS sensor developed especially for this camera. Its new technology leads to significant improvements in all parameters relevant to imaging performance: impressive dynamic range, excellent contrast rendition, exceptional sharpness and finest resolution of details. Its unique pixel and microlens architecture enables a particularly large aperture, i.e. even rays of light arriving at the sensor from oblique angles are precisely captured by its photodiodes – this has been further improved in comparison with the previous generation. The glass cover plate of the sensor acts as an infrared cut-off filter and thus also avoids undesirable refraction of incoming light by additional layers of glass. The omission of a low-pass filter also ensures that the Leica M10 delivers maximum sharpness. This leads to significantly better imaging results, especially in the case of wide-angles and very fast lenses.

 

Thanks to the new design of the sensor of the Leica M10, the ISO sensitivity range has been expanded. It now allows exposures at values between ISO 100 and 50,000 with considerably improved noise characteristics at higher ISO settings. The Leica M10 opens up entirely new areas of photography and delivers exceptional imaging performance even in difficult lighting conditions.

 

Image processing electronics: the next quality level

The latest-generation Maestro II image processor of the M10 reflects the state-of-the-art of advanced processor technology. In combination with the equally new 24 MP sensor, this ensures that all exposures captured impress with exceptionally brilliant image quality. Thanks to a 2 GB buffer memory and sequential shooting at up to five frames per second at full resolution, photographers will never again miss the decisive moment. The Leica M10 is the fastest M-Camera ever made.

 

 

 

In addition to this, the processor allows the loupe function to be freely positioned for even better assessment of sharpness. This new function can be used not only on the camera’s monitor screen, but also in conjunction with the Visoflex electronic viewfinder (EVF) with 2.4 MP resolution. The viewfinder features a swivel function for shooting from unusual angles and an integrated GPS module that can be switched in for geotagging image files.

 

The handling concept: intuitive and reduced to essentials

Since the beginning, Leica M-Cameras have stood for concentration on only the essential functions. This principle has been conscientiously pursued in the Leica M10, which sets new standards in terms of intuitive handling and rapid access to the settings relevant to photography: For instance, the controls on the back are limited to the joystick control and just three buttons for Play, Live View and Menu. The importance of particular settings varies according to personal preferences and photographic needs. In view of this, Leica M10 also offers a freely-configurable Favourites Menu for the definition of a profile of personally relevant functions.

 

One of the most distinctive features of the Leica M10 is the ISO setting dial on the top plate. For the first time in a digital Leica M, all essential shooting parameters such as focusing, aperture, shutter speed and ISO value can be selected manually without using the menu – or even switching on the camera. This allows even more direct control and greater discretion when shooting.

 

The WLAN module: memories are there to be shared and shown

The Leica M10 is the first M-Camera with integrated WLAN connectivity. This enables fast, wireless transfer of pictures to Apple mobile devices, where they can be edited and, for instance, posted and shared in social networks. The Leica M-App also enables the direct transfer of RAW data in DNG format to mobile devices for further processing with suitable apps from iOS Version 10.2. The Leica M10 can also be remotely controlled by WLAN from a smartphone or tablet. This makes it easy to shoot perfect pictures from unusual angles or avoid camera shake when shooting with longer shutter speeds.

 

Leica M10: A further step towards perfection

‘The Leica M is the heart, the backbone and the soul of Leica Camera. The Leica M10 unites state-of-the-art technology and exceptional optical performance with a conscious focus on the traditional advantages of the unique Leica M rangefinder system. In this, the innovative camera and its concentration on the functions essential to photography set new standards, while its exceptionally lean handling concept takes us a further step towards absolute perfection. Made in Germany and made by Leica – the Leica M10 stands as an outstanding brand statement for the finest arts of engineering, highest quality and craftsmanship’, explains Oliver Kaltner, CEO Leica Camera AG.

 

“The new M, the M10! Not a camera for everyone – but increasingly a camera for people who love a system that is built for the future while maintaining consistent compatibility with its past. The rangefinder system lets me frame and compose my pictures. The rangefinder system lets me tread in the footsteps of the world’s greatest photographers. The rangefinder system lets me create photographs with my own visual style. The new M10 and the wealth of present and past Leica M-Lenses – products that awaken and fulfill the desires of every photographer”, emphasizes Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, majority shareholder and chairman of the supervisory board of Leica Camera AG.

 

Leica M10 camera:

Available from 19 January 2017

Color : Black / Silver

Info & Photos from Leica

 

 

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