With the introduction of the 40 megapixel M10-R into the lineup, today Leica has dropped the price of its previous top-tier M10-P by a whopping $1,000. The price of a new M10-P is now $7,795, in either black chrome or silver chrome finish. This puts it $500 less than the M10-R. While not a huge difference, keep in mind that apart from the new 40 megapixel sensor, both cameras share the same specifications, features and internal components, like the ultra-quiet mechanical shutter, virtual horizon and touchscreen. Really, the choice between the two cameras comes down to use case and photographic needs.
Along with the price adjustment on the M10-P, Leica has officially discontinued the original M10, as well as the analog-inspired M10-D. This isn't too surprising as Leica works to streamline the M lineup and prioritize production of the M10-R and M10 Monochrom, both of which share components with the M10-P.
Here's how the current M10 line-up looks now:
|Leica M10-R, Black Chrome||$8,295|
|Leica M10-R, Silver Chrome||$8,295|
|Leica M10 Monochrom||$8,295|
|Leica M10-P, Black Chrome||$7,795|
|Leica M10-P, Silver Chrome||$7,795|
Will Leica service such M10 models or not?