Pentax K-01 vs Leica M9... and the winner is?

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jon404 Senior Member • Posts: 2,219
Pentax K-01 vs Leica M9... and the winner is?

Shocked to find that my bargain-sale K-01 has MUCH better image quality than a Leica M9... according to Dpreview's RAW/JPG image comparison section (see screen cap below, there's an equal surprise when you compare RAW).

Given the $10,000 price difference, what's wrong here? Is the K-01 just plain better, or are the Dpreview test images just plain wrong?

Would appreciate comments from folks a lot more technical than I am... who understand Dpreview's test process better. Can I count on what I see in the RAW/JPG comparison area?

P.S. -- please don't go on about how much better the Leica is built, how much better it feels, etc. If possible, let's just talk about image quality.

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