The Leica M10 will most likely use the same battery (BP-SCL2) as the M Typ 240



The third party Nitecore ULM240 battery charger is listed to support also the upcoming Leica M10 camera in addition to the M Typ 262, 246, 240, etc. This means that the new M10 will use the same battery as the M Typ 240 (BP-SCL2).

Nitecore ULM240 charger is not yet available for purchase (Nitecore products are sold at Amazon and eBay).

Update: there is a possibility for the Leica M10 battery to be thinner but still have the same length and width in order to fit in the charger. This is how the Leica M 240 battery looks - the body can be made thinner if the memory card slot is removed, which is unlikely:

 

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  • eric

    phew…i was worried id have to get another backup battery with m10.

  • Ric Ricard

    Glad I kept my extra battery when I sold my M240 a while back. Note, the extra battery (official Leica battery) was sort of falling apart anyway. The plastic that covers the battery is totally separating. Since the battery costs just under $200, it will be good to have an extra battery when I eventually get the M10.

  • Ric Ricard

    Glad I kept my extra battery when I sold my M240 a while back. Note, the extra battery (official Leica battery) was sort of falling apart anyway. The plastic that covers the battery is totally separating. Since the battery costs just under $200, it will be good to have an extra battery when I eventually get the M10. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7f4290ea76f636188ba0c0ec4ee32c24234ac39dc505bb23b8894e1fec76e65c.jpg

    • I wish they used the battery from the Q… because I own the Q and the Panasonic version of the same battery is cheaper 🙂

      • Imagine my smile when I saw that the Q uses the same batteries of my Dp0, Dp2 and Dp3 Quattro Sigma cameras: each camera comes with a spare battery, therefore I suddenly had 6 spare batteries for my Q : )

    • DouglasGottlieb

      That should not happen (under ordinary use) to a $200 battery assuming one even can accept the premise of a $200 battery.

      • Nathan Wright

        Nah, this sort of thing happens. I’m impressed in general by the M240’s battery.

        • DouglasGottlieb

          My Leicas are both mechanical so no battery issues. 😉 And cost not much more than the battery.

          Now if only they could make an M that’s digital and mechanical…

          • Ric Ricard

            Sure as hell hasn’t happened to my Nikon D3 batteries, which are years old and have suffered way more abuse!

          • Les

            Hasn’t happened to my Leica batteries either. That sort of crack looks like impact damage, you should stop using the battery.

            BTW, there’s no point being a brand snob with batteries. All the brands get them from the same suppliers. They don’t make their own (other than Panasonic who are one of the main battery suppliers worldwide, and Sanyo who belong to Panasonic).

          • Ric Ricard

            At the moment, i don’t own a camera that uses the battery, but when I get an M10, I will sure as hell be using it! Leica should expect impact damage on something like a battery. The M240 battery should have been as well constructed as the battery for my Nikon D3 or even as well constructed as the battery for my M9.

          • Like Les insinuated, anecdotal evidence is poor form. The D3 is a tank though.

          • Perhaps you mean a bit like the Epson RD1. That would be cool.

          • DouglasGottlieb

            I’d love an RD1. I’m also eager to see what the M10 launch does for M9 and M240 prices. Maybe on reach this year for me 🙂

          • abortabort

            M9 prices have settled again, not that long ago you could pick them up pretty cheaply. They will likely drop again once M 240’s drop.

          • abortabort

            Well that had a mechanical shutter.

  • CHD

    Just because the battery charger is compatible does not mean the battery will be the same….although it’s probably a safe assumption. Leica could use a larger capacity battery that would still fit in the same charger but it would then be a thicker battery and it’s already been reported that the M10 will be a slimmer design.

  • eric

    does anyone know if the m10 going to be a bigger size than the m9?

    • I think it will be smaller (thinner).

      • Mountainous Man

        I hope it’s as thin as the M7, as rumored, although maybe using the same battery will make that a little more difficult??

        • Yes, I updated my post – refresh the page for the latest version, if they move the memory card, they can make it work, otherwise the battery must be thinner.

      • eric

        so more like the size of the Q?

        • not that small – it should be very close to the M6/M7 size.

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