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Leica M9 Rangefinder Digital Camera Body (Steel Grey)

Leica M9 Rangefinder Digital Camera Body (Steel Grey)

Leica M9 Rangefinder Digital Camera Body (Steel Grey)

B&H # LEM9G MFR # 10705
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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
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Overview
  • 1Description

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.
In the Box
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
  • Table of Contents
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    Specifications
    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 
    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 seconds
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Performance
    Continuous Shooting Up to 2 fps
    Self Timer 2 seconds, 12 seconds
    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
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.7 x 7.7 x 7.9"
    Leica Product Launch with Seal and CEO of Leica
    Leica M9 Demo
    Leica Demo

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