They have done a review for the Leica M9, a camera I would one day also love to check out 😀
At first I was a bit hesitant knowing that I will be holding a total of S$27,400 camera system (body + lens) in my hands and I am totally responsible for it.Basic specifications:
Sensor: 18.5 Megapixels, CCD type
Image type: Raw (Adobe DNG) or Jpeg
Storage media: SDHC up to 32GB
Sensitivity: ISO160 to 2500 (in 1/3 increments)
Shutter speed: 32s to 1/4000s
Weight: M9 585 g, M9-P 600 g (with battery).
Dimensions: (length, depth, height): Approx. 139x37x 80 mm.
Body Price: SGD$11,400
Unedited resized to 600×400 – 300dpi by default.
Photos by: ChaoxAngel & S.K.
More sample photos can be seen at http://www.purpleglassstudio.com/blog/1/43
We made some few clips and a hands on review as well on the camera. It was fun.
We also managed to use it in a fashion shoot to get the feel of it.
Video Review by: http://www.purpleglassstudio.com/
Superb image quality and optics. Body is definitely build to last. Higlights are not blowing
up easily compared to a Canon 5D MKII. Photos are 300dpi by default. You need to wait 18 months before
you can order the 50mm .95 Lens. The best system for photojournalist and street photographers.
Expensive & heavy for its size. If you are used to AF cameras like CANON DSLRs or NIKON
DSLRs you will struggle with the focusing.
The Leica M9-P image quality is way beyond I imagine. My zones bumped from 5 to 6.5.
My highlights are not blowing up like the way they used to in some lighting conditions. The optics and the way
the body was built definitely can take extreme weather conditions.
enjoy the richness and the rendition of the images that this camera produce. It’s a little bit pricey for an average
photography hobbyist and enthusiast. Consider this as an investment but how would you compare a Jaguar to a
Toyota I guess it depends on a the users discretion.
will impress you.
If you have the cash and you like film then definitely you will love the New LEICA M9-P