Leica M9 Rangefinder Digital Camera Body (Black)

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Leica M9 Rangefinder Digital Camera Body (Black)

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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

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.
Camera Type Rangefinder Digital Camera
Imaging
Resolution Recorded: 18.0MP
Sensor 24 x 36mm CCD
Bit Depth 14-bit
File Formats RAW, JPEG
File Size DNG: 18 MB (compressed)/36 MB (uncompressed)
JPEG: ~2-10 MB
Color Spaces sRGB, Adobe RGB
Image Stabilization No
Crop Factor 1x
Optics
Lens N/A
Zoom N/A
Lens Mount M Mount
Focus Type Manual
Focus Range N/A
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount N/A
Shooting Controls
Sensitivity ISO 80-2500
Shutter Speeds 1/4000 - 8 sec, bulb
Metering TTL, Center Weighted
Exposure Modes Auto, Aperture Priority, Manual
White Balance Auto, Manual, 7 presets
Mirror Lock-Up N/A
Burst Capability Up to 2fps
Self Timer 12 seconds or 2 seconds
Interval Recording No
Remote Control None
Flash
Built-in Flash No
Effective Flash Range N/A
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Dedicated Flash System Leica SF Series
Max Sync Speed 1/180 sec
Memory
Built-in Memory No
Memory Card Type SD/SDHC
Still Images per GB RAW: 56
JPEG: 102
A/V Recording
Video Recording No
Video Resolution N/A
Video Clip Length N/A
Audio Recording N/A
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Rangefinder
Viewfinder Coverage Greater than 100%
Display 2.5" LCD with 230,000 pixel resolution
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity USB 2.0
System & Software Requirements Windows XP, Vista
Mac OS X (10.4 or later)
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating Temperature: 32-104°F/0-40°C
Weatherproofing Not Rated
Durability Not Rated
Power
Battery Type Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
Power Adapter No
Physical
Dimensions 5.50 x 1.50 x 3.17" (139 x 37 x 80mm)
Weight 19.8 oz (585g) with battery
Leica M9 Rangefinder Digital Camera Body (Black)
  • LI-Ion Battery for M8/M9
  • Battery Charger for Leica M Models with 120 Volt AC Cord
  • Neck Strap
  • Body Cap
  • 90-Day B&H Used Warranty
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