Leica M9

Announced Sep 9, 2009 •
18 megapixels | 2.5 screen | Full frame sensor
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Leica M9 Digital Rangefinder Camera, Body Only (Steel Gray)
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Announced Sep 9, 2009
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The M9 was Leica's first 'full-frame' digital rangefinder, enabling the use of most Leica 'M' series lenses at the originally intended field-of-view. The 18MP CCD sensor is fitted with a filter that avoid the M8 and 8.2's need for lens-mounted UV and IR filters. It retains the classic M series look and build quality while promising a no-compromise approach consummate with its not-inconsiderable price-tag. While beautifully engineered and undeniably capable as a photographic tool, the M9 understandably lacks some of the digital sophistication offered by more mass-market products and its sensor isn't a match for the latest CMOS designs in low light. Its lack of anti-aliasing filter enables it to capture astonishing levels of detail at lower ISO settings though.

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Preview, Sep 9, 2009
News story, Sep 9, 2009
Quick specs
Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution 5212 x 3472
Effective pixels 18 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor type CCD
ISO Auto, Pull 80, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500
Lens mount Leica M
Focal length mult. 1×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 2.5
Screen dots 230,000
Min shutter speed 4 sec
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Storage types SD/SDHC card
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 585 g (1.29 lb / 20.64 oz)
Dimensions 139 x 80 x 37 mm (5.47 x 3.15 x 1.46)
GPS None

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