Leica M9 Review

 
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Model Name: Leica M9 / M9-P 
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Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
General
Model Number: M9
Camera Format: Rangefinder
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $7999.99
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2009-09-14
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 21.3 oz (605 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 5.5 x 3.1 x 1.5 in.
(139 x 80 x 37 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer: Kodak KAF-18500
Total Megapixels: 18.5
Effective Megapixels: 18.0
Sensor Format: 35mm
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.69"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5212 x 3472 (18.1 MP, 3:2),
3840 x 2592 (10.0 MP, Other),
2592 x 1728 (4.5 MP, 3:2),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2),
1280 x 846 (1.1 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG, .DNG RAW (14-bit, compressed or uncompressed), RAW+JPEG
Video Capture
Movie Mode: No
Movie Resolution:
Movie Frame Rate:
Movie File Format:  
Optics
Lens Mount: Leica M bayonet
Kit Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range: Varies with lens used
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: No
Auto Focus Type: n/a
Face Detection: No
Auto Focus Assist Light? n/a
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: Non-TTL bright-line frame rangefinder w/ automatic parallax compensation, 0.68x magnification
Display
LCD Viewfinder: No
LCD Size (inches): 2.5
LCD Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating LCD: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 160 to 2,500 in 1/3EV steps, extendable to ISO 80
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Flash, Kelvin Setting, Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 32 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Center-weighted with working aperture
Program AE: No
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: No
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: n/a
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No
Flash Modes: n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/180
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Memory Included (MB):  
File System:  
DCF Compliant:
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: No
HD Video Connection:
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: No
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Threaded cable release
Other Connection:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: 1 x proprietary 3.7v 1900mAh
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes
CIPA Rating: 350
Software
Included Software: Free download of Adobe Lightroom for registered owners
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
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