Leica M9-P Digital Rangefinder Camera, Body Only (Black)

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Key Features

  • 18MP full frame CCD sensor
  • Leica M-mount (manual focus with support for 6-bit coded lenses)
  • ISO 160-2500
  • 2.5 inch LCD with 230,000 dots
  • Raw and Raw + JPEG shooting
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo card slot

Product Description

The Leica M9-P is a variant of the 18MP full-frame M9 rangefinder camera. The P version gains the sapphire crystal LCD glass previously seen on the Leica M8.2 but features an improved anti-reflective coatings for improved visibility in difficult lighting conditions. In order to give an understated appearance, the M9-P omits the traditional Leica red dot and M9 designation from the front of the camera, instead the Leica name is engaved in the metal top-plate in the company's traditional script. The M9-P has been superseded by the more simply-named 'Leica M Typ 240', which offers a host of improvements including a 24MP CMOS sensor, live view and (gasp!) a movie mode. The M9-P remains very attractive for more traditional photography.


Body type
Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution 5212 x 3472
Other resolutions 3840 x 2592, 2592 x 1728, 1728 x 1152, 1280 x 846
Image ratio w:h 3:2
Effective pixels 18 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 19 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor type CCD
ISO Auto, Pull 80, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Standard
Optics & Focus
Digital zoom No
Manual focus Yes
Lens mount Leica M
Focal length multiplier 1×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 2.5
Screen dots 230,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT color LCD
Live view No
Viewfinder type Optical (rangefinder)
Viewfinder magnification 0.68×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 4 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority No
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes No
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe)
Flash modes Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync
Continuous drive 2 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Metering modes
  • Center-weighted
Exposure compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB Bracketing No
Videography features
Microphone None
Storage types SD/SDHC card
Storage included None
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Remote control No
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
Weight (inc. batteries) 600 g (1.32 lb / 21.16 oz)
Dimensions 139 x 80 x 37 mm (5.47 x 3.15 x 1.46)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording No
GPS None

Questions & Answers


Leica M9 and Fujifilm EF-X20 auto TTL?

Anybody tried the Fuji EF-X20 flash (gn20) unit on a Leica M?

vpetkov asked
9 months ago


Would be interesting to know if it works Continue Reading

Gunston Gun answered
9 months ago

m9+EX-20 It sure would look great though wouldn't it?! Continue Reading

plainwhite answered
9 months ago
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