Leica Announces M10-P "ASC 100 Edition" Camera

To mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the American Society of Cinematographers,
Leica has announced a special M10-P "ASC 100 Edition" camera model.

The "ASC 100 Edition" will include a Leica M10-P camera and a Leica Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH lens, along with access to two exclusive cine-look modes geared toward filmmakers. Available via the camera's menu, the "ASC Cine Classic" mode is designed to simulate the look of classic analogue 35 mm film, while the "ASC Contemporary" mode is designed to present a look more in line with contemporary digital movies. In addition, users can select different aspect ratios from the menu, which will then be signified by a bright-line frame in Live View mode.

And when it comes to aesthetics, the M10-P "ASC 100 Edition" will feature the ASC logotype on the top plate, while the Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH lens will feature a gold-colored anodised finish. Finally, the package will also include a Leica VISOFLEX electronic accessory viewfinder and a Leica M-PL-Mount Adapter, offering support for almost all PL mount cine lenses.

Outside of the new visual touches and cine-look modes, the camera and lens are both expected to feature the same performance specs as their standard editions. Pricing and an exact release date have not been announced yet, but the Leica M10-P "ASC 100 Edition" is set to launch in autumn 2019.

Here's a full rundown of key specs and features for the standard M10-P via B&H Photo-Video:
  •  24MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Leica Maestro II Image Processor
  • Optical 0.73x-Magnification Viewfinder
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Touchscreen LCD
  • ISO 100-50000, up to 5-fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi
  • Redesigned Shutter, Built-In Level Gauge
  • Stills-Only Operation
  • Built-In ISO Dial & Frame Line Selector
  • Weather-Resistant Brass Construction
Source: Leica via PetaPixel