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Leica M9-P

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The portability and performance also get good feedback. There are some negative opinions about the shutter and screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Leica M9-P is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Leica M9-P and f/0.95 Noctilux Hands On


Leica M9-P 18 megapixel full frame Digital Rangefinder and Leica f/0.95 Noctilux-M 50mm ASPH Hands On Preview.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Leica M9-P


The Leica M9-P is a camera from another time, wrapped up in a digital package. This absurdly priced rangefinder won't appeal to most buyers, but the small percentage of takers can expect top-notch design, superb images, and good low-light performance.

Superb image quality. Good high ISO performance. Full frame image sensor. Bright optical viewfinder. Compact form factor. Includes Adobe Lightroom software.

Sky-high price. Low-res rear LCD. Slow to write files to card. No video support.

If you discover that shooting with a rangefinder is for you, your choice of camera bodies is limited—they're niche products at this point. Leica currently produces two other models. The M9 ($6,995 list) is essentially the same camera with slightly...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Camera Labs (

Leica M9-P


Foreword: this is a story of passion, obsession even: one man's journey to acquire one of the world's most respected and coveted luxury items, a Leica M9-P. Owning a high-end Leica camera is the dream of many photographers but the financial reality...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Dan Havlik (

PDN Product Review: Leica M9-P


Leica subtly (perhaps too subtly) updates a modern-day classic.

Beautiful, understated camera body with a rock solid look and feel; excellent image quality in daylight and mixed lighting conditions with superior dynamic range; when paired with an a high-quality Leica lens, there's nothing sweeter

High ISO images noisier than even those from entry-level DSLRs; 2.5-inch LCD screen too low resolution to judge image quality in playback; not enough upgrades to justify the higher price tag from the previous mode

I'm on the fence. In terms of usability for street photography, it takes much practice with a camera like an M9-P and its manual focus lenses to make the process subtle, seamless and fast. On the first day of testing, I accidentally bumped the shutter...

Sep, 2011

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