nathanleebush: Leica lovers like to think of their cameras as fine wines, steeped in tradition. Why change the formula, we had this figured out 500 years ago, right? Except that cameras are technology, which is subject to different rules (Moore's Law, anyone?). Would we be buying a printer in the mold of a 17th century printing press for that "legacy feel?"
Leica does the absolute minimum to keep up with tech developments, and aside from the LCD screen and sensor, both of which suck, the camera is mostly unchanged from a model half a century ago. Compare a Nikon D800 to its counterpart at a similar (adjusted) price point 50 years ago, and I think you'll see a lot of refinement and radical rethinking. Companies that are afraid of change and pushing themselves to develop their technology & instead live off their brand are lame. I'm not saying Leica won't have a place in a world where people have too much money and need to buy their self-esteem, I just think the concept of value here is delusional.
Would love to have a 17th century printing press..but what that has to do with the leica M9 i don't understand..
Wow, so many haters. Sorry for you.
andywhoa: Because of this review I am convinced there is no X-Pro1 review coming from dpr. Your high-ISO comparisons involve cameras like the NEX-7, but omit the X-Pro1. Why? So you can give the OM-D E-M5 a good high-ISO score? Everyone on the planet knows the NEX-7 and OM-D E-M5 high-ISO capabilities are abysmal compared to the X-Pro1. What are you going to do for the X-Pro1 if you're giving the OM-D E-5 such a good high-ISO score? Nothing because you're not going to review the X-Pro1!
oh wow, sometimes you just can't belive the comments from some fanboys. Cool down! Be happy that there are good cameras coming out and I'm sure X-Pro1 is one of them too. And yes without Adobe Raw support how do you gonna do a fair comparision?
Hauer: I don't understand the commercial strategy of these folks. Surely, they must realize that there are way better priced cameras in a similar catagory on the market. Leica sentiment is not woth that sort of pricing and in particular not at the present economic times... At these rediculous prices it can only be doomed to fail!
good bye fujifilm.. hello sony!
looks great even thought i had hoped for faster autofocus..thanks
Beautiful, a must have! ;)