- 18MP - Full frame Sensor
- 2.5" Fixed Display
- ISO 80 - 2500
- No Anti-Alias Filter
- No Video
- Leica M Mount
- 600g - 139 x 80 x 37mm
- Released June 2011
- Older Model is Leica M9
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Leica M9-P overview
Leica M9-P is Leica's Pro Mirrorless camera first released on June of 2011. It houses a 18 MegaPixel, CCD Full frame size sensor with a peak resolution of 5212 x 3472.
Leica released this camera in an effort to upgrade the earlier Leica M9 (Read Full Comparison)
The M9-P is positioned #65 out of 69 in Pro Mirrorless cameras and all around #421 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. You can check out our Smart camera finder to get camera rankings based on your personal requirements.
Below is a diagram of different criteria used in the scoring system.
Leica M9-P family
The Leica M9-P is part of a family of cameras. You can see the complete list below.
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Leica M9-P Gallery
You can view the M9-P from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Leica M9-P Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of upsides and downsides of the Leica M9-P based on criterias that are oftentimes seen as essential in a camera.
Leica M9-P Sensor information
The sensor spec in the Leica M9-P is 36mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 864 mm² sensor is able to resolve 5212 x 3472 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CCD sensor boasts 18 megapixels and delivers a native ISO range of 80 - 2500. RAW photos are saved which means that you have more margin for error.
Leica chose to omit the anti-alias filter inside the Leica M9-P. This can result in more clear photos but can introduce moire under some situations.
The graphic below displays the M9-P's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The M9-P sensor comes with a crop factor of 1 and is presented in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Leica M9-P dimensions
Leica M9-P is 1.32 pounds (600 grams or 21.16 oz) and the overall size of the camera is 139mm x 80mm x 37mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5"). The weight of general Pro Mirrorless camera is 719 grams so the Leica M9-P is lighter than various rivals.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Below is a pic of the Leica M9-P besides a softdrink so you can have a feel for its size.
The top view directly below will show the button arrangement on the M9-P.
Leica M9-P Lens information
The M9-P uses the Leica M mount and has 62 lenses to select from. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our database that will fit the M9-P.
Leica M9-P Connectivity
The M9-P has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to copy pictures and in some cases change camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
Many apps also provide a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external display. A good number of cameras will allow you to charge the battery through the USB socket.
Leica M9-P Video information
Leica M9-P doesn't take video. In case you are looking for a camera to shoot just photos, it is not a problem.
Leica M9-P Weather Sealing
Leica M9-P doesn't have weather proofing so damp conditions may damage the camera.
Leica M9-P Display and Viewfinder
The Leica M9-P is equipped with a 2.5" fixed screen with a resolution of 230k dots.
Please note that the screen offers no touch support.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The View Finder details regarding Leica M9-P are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (rangefinder)
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.68x
Viewfinders are rather handy during bright outdoor situations which may make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.
Leica M9-P Shutter information
Leica M9-P continuous shooting speed is 2.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Leica M9-P Flash and Hot shoe information
Leica M9-P boasts external flash ability but does not have built-in flash.
Leica M9-P Autofocus information
Leica M9-P lacks Auto focusing. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier and accurate than Contrast Based autofocusing.
Leica M9-P includes manual focusing when required during low light occasions or you want to have more precise focusing control.
Leica M9-P Battery life
The battery power on the Leica M9-P is designed to last for 350 shutters based on the CIPA standards which is lower than its competition. The typical Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 462. Olympus E-M1X offers the highest (870) battery life within this class of cameras.
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Leica M9-P for different categories of photography
The following bar chart provides a overview of the Leica M9-P for different categories of photography. To see more, have a look at the specific section below.
Leica M9-P Portrait photography features
The Leica M9-P receives a points total of 71 which is nice, and means the camera is a very decent option to use for portrait photos. Shooting portraits leans greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support in addition to the capability to work with external flash.
Leica M9-P Street photography advice
Coming in at a nice rating of 65, the Leica M9-P is a very decent choice for street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Leica M9-P Sports photography info
A bad sports photography points tally of 45 means the Leica M9-P is not acceptable for shooting sports. A camera really should have fantastic tracking and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Leica M9-P
Portability is really important when selecting a camera for travel. In general, the Leica M9-P gets a moderate 54 as a travel camera which is relatively acceptable to purchase for your travels.
Leica M9-P Landscape photography details
For anyone planning to purchase a camera for landscape pictures, the most essential aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Leica M9-P at it's above average grade of 61 as a landscape camera is a good fit amongst it's rivals.
Leica M9-P Vlogging highlights
A vlogging camera ought to have a articulating display, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Leica M9-P is not acceptable for vlogging as it receives a bad score of 9.
Leica M9-P Alternatives
If you are trying to find alternatives to the M9-P, here is a collection of the top rated cameras which fall into the family of Pro Mirrorless.
The graph down below offers you a summary of the M9-P vs it's top ranked rivals shown above.
There are more cameras you might view as alternative options. To go through a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.