Take, view and share photos.
The Leica M app connects your camera to your iPhone or iPad. It allows you to remote control your camera and gives access to your images.
- Camera live view
- Control capture settings
- Trigger the shutter release
Manage your images on the camera's card
- View, download and share images directly from the camera
- Store images on your smart device in full resolution and DNG
- Rate your images on your camera and use your rating for Adobe Lightroom
How to connect your camera
- Use the camera to join an existing Wi-Fi network
- Use the camera to create a new Wi-Fi network
The Leica M app supports the Leica M10
The DNG functionality requires iOS 10.2
- Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Nice Feature to the M10
After spending some more time with the app and camera I’m beginning to understand how this all works. Still don’t know why not use Bluetooth to connect.
Nevertheless, this app is a nice companion to the camera, I use both m and R lenses and the app allows me to see the focus nice and big on my iPad Pro, something I will use going forward. A good point for anyone to consider when using this app, is to disable the camera sleep function when the camera is idle, such as when reviewing photos on the app. Also it would be good if there was a guide/tutorial to explain all of the functions of the app and how they relate to the functionality of the camera. You can set the white balance using the app but there are features that turn the mobile devices screen black when tethered to the camera, there are icons in the app that are very hard to read as far as what their purpose is. Overall, a nice companion that needs some minor tweaks.
While the app does what it claims, it does it in such a way that it feels slow and awkward to use. For example, it takes three taps to connect to the camera. A well-designed app would remember the last camera used and once it found it on the Wi-Fi network would connect instantly.
Also, the app only shows images when the Wi-Fi connection is up. If you lose Wi-Fi connection for any reason, you have to go through the process of re-connecting, which sometimes requires the app to be killed, and then reload all the photos over again. Again, a better design would cache all of those photos for some period of time, and keep searching for the last camera used in order to reconnect when the connection was lost.
So while I would say you can transfer photos in a pinch, I would not consider it a serious part of any tethering workflow.
Needs Some Work
I also downloaded the app. It also recognizes the camera by showing its serial number, but it won’t connect. Thank goodness it was free, and worth every penny of it. I am surprised at Leica for their less than usual thoroughness on this. Without an app, photo transfer is impossible without moving the sd card.
Review update. Tried all this again on a more robust wifi network. Camera was recognized, I was able to do all operations including printing (not so good), emailing, and sending a file to Facebook.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.