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Leica M9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of Leica M9. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and performance. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. There are some negative opinions about the contrast and low light performance, and the viewfinder and optics get mixed reviews.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, durability

price, screen, color, low-light, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Leica M9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Leica M9


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Leica M9 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People are impressed by the lens and focus. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the low light performance and color. There are some mixed views about the portability.

performance, usability, design, focus, lens

price, size, reliability, color, low-light

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Matt Golowczynski (

Leica M9 review


The 18MP digital camera with a full-frame sensor proves doubters wrong

Superb overall image quality ; Built to last ; Compatible with a range of high-quality optics

Very expensive ; Auto white balance issues ; Diopter correction only possible with additional optics

The Leica M9 is the camera that M-series photographers have been waiting a long time for.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Expert Reviews Staff (

Leica M9 review


A compelling choice for professionals who need a full-frame CCD in a compact body.

Jun, 2010

TIPA Award!

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Leica M9


Attesa da tempo dagli appassionati di fotocamere a telemetro, la Leica M9 ha subito conquistato un pubblico esigente. Con un sensore da 18 Megapixel a pieno formato, pụ essere utilizzata con tutti i famosi obiettivi Leica M con il vantaggio della...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (

Leica M9 review


The Leica M9 is a curious \Lthing. In some ways the \Lentire camera represents a collection of photographic anachronisms. The rangefinder method of focusing was developed to solve a problem that instant-return mirrors in SLRs arguably solved more...

Apr, 2014

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Leica M9


The Leica M9 is a digital Rangefinder camera with an 18MP full frame sensor, through-the-lens metering and manual focus. It's expensive but it's also one of the most stylish cameras on the market.

The M9’s 1950s-esque feature set won’t put off the truly serious photographer. Got the cash and the skill? Then this is one of the best cameras you can buy.

Dec, 2010

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New LEICA M9 'Titanium'


Leica releases M9 'Titanium' designed by Walter de'Silva

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Josie Reavely (

Leica M9


We review the Leica M9 - the latest digital rangefinder to join the prestigious Leica line-up

If you're a Leica enthusiast then the new features sported by the Leica M9 will delight. The build and image quality this camera produces makes it earn its price tag

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Kevin Carter (

Leica M9


The pressures on photographers in public spaces these days means that the need for smaller, lighter and more discreet cameras is higher now than at any time previously. Perhaps that's one of the reasons why 'mirrorless' cameras, such as the Micro Four...

While we were impressed with that model, the M9 is clearly a step forward. At this price though, it's a considered choice. For existing M-series film users with a handful of lenses, the M9 is the camera they will have been waiting for. As the smallest,...

Jun, 2010

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Leica M9 Review by Magnum photographer Ian Berry


The Latest model from Leica, the M9.Leica M9

The range of compact cameras available in the sub £250 price bracket frequently changes. Therefore Which Digital Camera has invited manufacturers to maintain their own listings in this section only. This includes their own recommendations

Feb, 2010

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Leica M9 Digital Rangefinder Review


Leica once again come up smelling of roses with the M9. A full-frame rangefinder that even they thought couldn't be built.

Excellent build quality; Quiet shutter system; Lovely colour rendition; Good noise control at low and mid-range settings


Jan, 2010

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