Leica M9-P

Last Updated (24 February’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ PCMAG

Leica M9-P is a 18MP Full-Frame Digital Rangefinder Camera which offers a display glass made of Sapphire Glass. It features Leica M Bayonet Mount, Minimalist Design – No Red Leica Dot, Vulcanite Leathering, SD/SDHC Memory Card Slot, Bright-Line Frame Viewfinder, shooting images in DNG (RAW) + JPEG Formats, High sensitivity ISO of 2500, and has a 2.5-inch LCD with Sapphire Crystal Cover, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Free Download. The camera measures (W x H x D) 5.5 x 3.1 x 1.5″ / 13.97 x 7.87 x 3.81 cm and weight 20.64 oz / 585 g.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Expert Reviews

Leica M9-P Reviews

PCMAG reviews the Leica M9-P and writes;
“Images from the camera are absolutely superb thanks to the combination of a CCD sensor without an antialias filter and superb lens quality. It also fixed a lot of what was wrong with the M8, including the smaller than full frame sensor, the need to use a UV/IR filter when shooting color images, and the rather loud shutter.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Imaging-resource reviews the Leica M9-P and writes;
“I ended up with some beautiful shots that are out of focus. The characteristics of the lens leave some beautiful bokeh, and the black and white mode is tuned for nice contrast.”
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Shutterbug reviews the Leica M9-P and writes;
“In terms of image quality the M9-P more than delivers the goods. It’s hard to beat Leica glass, and how the rock solid construction, lack of mirror slap and soft shutter release diminish camera shake.”
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Ephotozine reviews the Leica M9-P and writes;
“The image quality and performance of the Leica M9-P is the same as the Leica M9, and the camera has great image quality with low noise, and detailed images. The files are very clean and smooth, with very little processing happening in camera, which makes a refreshing change compared to some other cameras.”
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Leica M9-P Sample Photos

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Leica M9-P User Manual (PDF)

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Leica M9-P Features

The Leica M9-P offers superb performance that makes it is able to capture the best images result in whatever situations, as a result of combining of an extremely high-resolution image sensor, the superior performance of M lenses, and sophisticated processing of the captured digital information. While the 18-megapixel CCD image sensor has been designed particularly for this camera which makes the camera allows you to capture the full 35-mm film format without any compromises.

This camera also lets you use all M lenses mounted on the camera which means the lens will be ensure the results in images particularly rich in details, natural, authentic, without compromise.


In addition, Leica M9-P also offer an intuitive handling which makes it is easy for use daily. The main control element is an intuitive four-way switch and can be use together with the 2.5-inch monitor. While to set the sensitivity, you just need to press the ISO button while simultaneously turning the dial to select the required setting. This camera also offer a “Set” button for quick and easy access the most important functions in whatever situations such as white balance, image-data compression, resolution, exposure correction, exposure bracketing, and programmable user profiles.


The Leica M9-P Highlight Features:

+ Display Readings
– Flash readiness: flash symbol LED in viewfinder constant
– Correct flash exposure: LED constant or flashes rapidly after exposure
– Underexposure: LED extinguished after exposure

+ Measurement Principle: Measured by light reflected by bright shutter blades on the first shutter curtain

+ Measurement Cell for Available Light: Silicon photodiode with condensing lens, positioned in the bottom center of the camera base

+ Flash Measurement Cell: Two silicon photodiodes with condensing lens in camera base

+ Parallax Compensation: The horizontal and vertical difference between the viewfinder and the lens is automatically compensated according to the relevant distance setting

+ Shutter Cocking: Using low-noise integral motor, optionally after releasing the shutter release button

+ Shutter Release: Three levels: Exposure metering on, metering memory lock (in aperture priority mode only), shutter release.

One Response to “Leica M9-P”

  1. Nancy Young says:

    I’m in love with Leica! Leica is the smallest full frame rangefinder digital camera in the world, I do believe 🙂 It’s an honor to be an owner of such a great camera.

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