Leica M9 and Leica X1 specs and pictures

by Enche Tjin on September 8, 2009

Leica M9 and Leica X1 will be announce soon (9/9/2009) – Nice timing!

Leica cameras has been known to sell cameras in a very hefty price tag but the same features as modern DSLR cameras, therefore, Leica is considered luxury brands. It is famous for its classic look and fast and responsive performance.

Description of the camera from the leaked pictures in Leica brochure:


Leica M9

The latest landmark in the professional Leica rangefinder system. The Leica M9 offers the unmatched combination of a high-performance full format 24-36 mm sensor with rangefinder technologies refined and optimized over more than a half century. It is a digital system camera placed at absolute zenith of modern technology that delivers uncompromising image quality to satisfy the demand of the most sophisticated creative photographers.

Leica M9 Specs

  • Full frame CCD 24×36mm 18.2 mp sensor
  • Improved image noise performance at high ISO settings
  • Improved operation reactivity
  • SD card slot
  • Bundled with Adobe Lightroom
  • Price: More than $6999

Potential competitors: Canon 5D mark II, Sony A900, Nikon D700

Leica X1

The design of this new elegant new compact of the Leica camera family is clearly reminiscent of the classic M cameras, but its beauty is more than skin deep. It is equipped with a CMOS sensor equal in size of many DSLR cameras and it is fitted with one of very best Leica lenses enabling it to stand by its own even with the big boys in term of image quality. As an optional alternative to its impressive array of manual functions, it provides automatic features such as auto focus, make it convenient companion for any discerning camera user.

Leica X1 Specs

  • 12 mp APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Leica Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 ASPH  lens (equivalent to 35mm)
  • Image stabilized lens
  • Manual exposure operations (shutter dial/aperture dial)
  • Auto focus
  • Built-in flash (this is the circle cover on top right)
  • Bundled with Adobe Lightroom
  • External viewfinder
  • Made in Germany
  • Price: 1999

Potential competitors: Sigma DP1 and DP2, Panasonic GF1, Olympus E-P1

Via Leica Rumors

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