• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 2500
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Leica M9 advantages over Fujifilm X-Pro2

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.87 vs 3.93 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 1.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 280 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.68x vs 0.59x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder

Fujifilm X-Pro2 advantages over Leica M9

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    3 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 18.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.2 fps vs 1.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    62 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 2500 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality, with unique film-like "Leica look"; No-nonsense controls; Solid build; Good print quality.

  • Difficult to focus in low light; High default contrast and saturation; Manual focus only; Lack of low-pass filter can leave moire and other artifacts.

  • Weather-sealed, ergonomic camera body; Fast hybrid AF system; Excellent high ISO performance; Improved continuous shooting performance; Better video quality than previous Fuji cameras.

  • Some controls don't impress; Continuous autofocus still lags behind competing DSLR cameras; No 4K video; Fixed LCD without touchpanel.

The Competition

Compared to Leica M Monochrom

Leica M9
Leica M Monochrom
  • $8000
  • 35mm
  • $7950
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Fujifilm X-Pro2
Leica M Monochrom
  • $1482
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $7950
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica M (Typ 240)

Leica M9
Leica M (Typ 240)
  • $8000
  • 35mm
  • $5980
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Higher effective ISO
Fujifilm X-Pro2
Leica M (Typ 240)
  • $1482
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $5980
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica M-E (Typ 220)

Leica M9
Leica M-E (Typ 220)
  • $8000
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $5610
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Newer
Fujifilm X-Pro2
Leica M-E (Typ 220)
  • $1482
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $5610
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A6500

Leica M9
Sony A6500
  • $8000
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1098
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Fujifilm X-Pro2
Sony A6500
  • $1482
  • APS-C
  • Higher max flash sync
  • More dots on screen
  • $1098
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Leica CL

Leica M9
Leica CL
  • $8000
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Fujifilm X-Pro2
Leica CL
  • $1482
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
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