The camera is released as part of the 40th anniversary celebration of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award. Leica declared that the “Reporter” is “an uncompromising reportage camera” that is suited for “even the toughest environments.”
How tough it is? We are just as clueless, but it reportedly has a Kevlar body, thus making it effectively bulletproof. Kind of? Also, it appears that it may come with a paracord-style camera strap.
Information with regards to the Leica M10-P Reporter Limited Edition Camera is scant. However, we managed to sneak some details from Leica Rumors.
Apparently, it will be sold without lens and it will command around €7,800 (roughly US$9,216). The 35 mm f2.0 Summicron lens shown in the official product image is not included, but a Leica Summicron-M 28mm f2 ASPH “Reporter” limited-edition lens will be made available separately.
Finally, only 450 pieces will be available when it becomes available in January 2021. At €7,800, less the lens price, you won’t want to be putting this shooter in harm’s way even if it indeed is as tough as nails.
Images: Leica [US].