Leica M9 test shots posted!

by Zig Weidelich

posted Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 1:30 PM EST

Leica M9 digital camera. Copyright © 2012, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved.
 We've just posted test shots from a Leica M9 (an M9-P, actually), taken with a Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 lens!

The Leica M9 is based around a Kodak 18-megapixel CCD image sensor with approximately the same dimensions as a frame of 35mm film, making it the smallest full-frame digital camera. The M9 accepts most Leica M lenses built to date, and thanks to the full-frame sensor, all of these lenses offer the same field of view as they would with a 35mm film camera body. The Leica M9 uses a metal blade shutter design capable of offering shutter speeds ranging from 1/4000 to 32 seconds, plus a bulb mode. ISO sensitivity ranges from 160 to 2,500 equivalents with a "pull" option down to ISO 80, exposure modes are Aperture-priority or Manual, and metering is center-weighted. As you'd expect of a true rangefinder camera, there's no autofocus capability. As well as its rangefinder, the Leica M9 includes a 2.5-inch, 230k-dot LCD, though it can't be used for framing.

To see if the M9's renowned image quality lives up to your expectations, visit our Leica M9 Samples page where you'll find our full suite of test images, including links to select RAW files!