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Leica M9 Rangefinder Digital Camera Body (Steel Grey) USA

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Product Highlights
  • 18 Megapixels
  • Full-Frame 35mm CCD Sensor
  • 2.5" LCD
  • Classic Rangefinder Design
  • Intuitive Controls
  • Quiet, Metal Blade Shutter
  • High Sensitivity (ISO 2500)
  • M Mount Compatible
  • Advanced Micro Lens Placement
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Free Download

Compact and discrete, Leica rangefinders are world renown for their build, reliability, and handling. The Leica M9 represents the world's first full-frame, 35mm digital rangefinder camera. Built around a proprietary 18.0 megapixel CCD image sensor, the M9 delivers superb, high resolution imaging with exceptional color and contrast. Advanced microlens placement ensures precise light transmission with no discernable corner fall-off - even when using ultra wide optics.

"Messsucher", the "M" in the Leica M System, is a term describing the combination of rangefinder and viewfinder. True to the M legacy, the M9 maintains the classic form, control placement, and durability of its predecessors. Through a bright, oversized viewfinder the photographer can approach subjects with greater context and manual focusing flexibility. Without the finder blackout of traditional SLR cameras, shooting with the M9 allows users not only to capture the precise moment, but to truly experience it as well. Powerful yet highly portable, the Leica M9 is a precise photographic tool designed for discerning photographers and imaging professionals everywhere.

Full-Frame 35mm Sensor
The proprietary CCD sensor in the LEICA M9 boasts 18 megapixel resolution and allows for full utilization of the 35mm format. Utilizing a newly developed cover glass to eliminate infrared light contamination, the sensor provides stellar performance with Leica M lenses. The use of external UV/IR filters is not required.
Bright and Clear Viewfinder
Unlike SLR cameras, where light transmission to the eye is limited by the lens, Leica rangefinders provide fast and precise focusing through a constantly bright, oversized viewfinder - regardless of which lens is attached.
Quiet Shutter
The shutter of the M9 is exceptionally quiet. In Discreet Mode, the shutter is recocked only after the photographer's finger is removed from the shutter release. When longer exposure times are required, Soft Release Mode limits vibration for all-around sharper photos.
Intuitive Controls
Concentrate on taking pictures, not the controls. Time exposure is easily selected from an analogue dial atop the body. Aperture is set on the lens. The M9's intuitive four-way controller and dial provide easy navigation of menus and custom functions. ISO, playback, and exposure information are all available at the touch of a button.
Classic Rangefinder Design
Born from the great lineage of Leica M System cameras, the M9 maintains the classic form, control placement, and durability of its predecessors. Crafted from a high-strength magnesium alloy, with a brass top deck and bottom plate, the body provides excellent protection for its internal components.
Advanced Software
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom professional digital workflow solution is available as a free online download for both Mac and Windows based systems.
Imaging
Lens Mount Leica M
Camera Format Full-Frame
Pixels 18.0 Megapixel
Sensor Type / Size CCD, 24 x 36 mm
Bit Depth 14-bit
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
Focus Control
Focus Type Manual
Focus Mode Manual Focus (M)
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Optical
Display Screen 2.5" Rear Screen   LCD (230,000)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity 80-2500
Shutter 8 - 1/4000 sec
Metering Method Center-weighted average metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter Priority
White Balance Modes Auto, Manual, Preset Manual
Flash
Max Sync Speed 1 / 180 sec
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Performance
Continuous Shooting Up to 2 fps
Self Timer 2 sec, 12 sec
Interval Recording No
Connectivity USB 2.0
Software System Requirements Windows: XP, Vista
Mac: OS X 10.4 or later
Power
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.5 x 1.5 x 3.2" / 139.0 x 37.0 x 80.0 mm
Weight 20.64 oz / 585 g Body with battery
Leica M9 Rangefinder Digital Camera Body (Steel Grey)
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras
  • Battery Charger
  • USA Power Cable
  • Euro Power Cable
  • Car Charger Adapter
  • Body Cap
  • Camera Strap
  • USB Cable
  • Instruction Manual
  • 2-Year Leica Warranty
  • Required item: A lens is not included, Get the type of lens for the shot you need.

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    Delkin Devices -  16GB SDHC Memory Card Pro Class 10
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    Batteries & Power

    Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

    Leica -  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras
    • You Pay: $129.00
     
    Leica -  Battery Charger for Leica M Models
    • You Pay: $144.00
     

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    Ruggard -  STREAK 25 Shoulder Bag (Black with Yellow Accenting)
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    Leica -  M8 Eveready Case
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    Flash & Accessories

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    Get a flash to add light to your picture.

    Leica -  SF 58 Flash Unit For Leica-R, Leica-M, and Leica-S Systems
    • You Pay: $659.00
     

    Battery Grips

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    Get a better grip for vertical shots and add battery life.

    Leica -  Hand Grip M9 (Steel Grey)
    • You Pay: $229.95
     

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    Adapt your camera for viewing through different angles.

    Leica -  Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras
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