Summary: If you're buying an M9-P you know what you're getting into. It's a steep price for a camera that doesn't have any of the bells and whistles of even the cheapest entry-level DSLR. But using a Leica is unlike any digital camera experience you've ever had.
Summary: The M9/M9P was introduced in 2009. Even by today it still produces beautiful images. Albeit the price, high ISO, and low resolution are things which can be better. Overall I'm still very happy with my M9P.
Summary: Okay, I admit it, I was driven to check out the Leica digital rangefinder cameras because of the great time I've been having and the excellent photos I've been taking with their little X2 point-and-shoot!
Summary: I never thought I'd give a Leica two stars, but that's all this camera is worth. First issue is size. Looking at the picture, it seems like you're getting something akin to an M film camera body. It's not. It's quite a bit thicker, although similar in length and width.
Summary: I have both the M9 and the M9-P. I guess I was fooled by the Leica marketing people to buy the M9 with the lousy scratchable screen, only to be offered a year later with the M9-P, with the sapphire screen.
Summary: I've been using the M9-P now for several weeks. What empresses me the most is how easy it is to use. I have been taking pictures for over 35 years. My first camera was a Leica lllF which I traded for a Nikon and that started me down the SLR road.
Summary: This is my second Leica digital rangefinder camera. I saved up to buy an M8 not too long after they were introduced only to find the camera superseded just a few months later by the M8.2 and then made entirely obsolete by the M9.
Excerpt: Самая лучшая цифровая камера в мире на сегодняшний день. По качеству изображения, получаемого при правильной экспозиции, эта камера стоит на порядок выше остальных (Canon, Nikon и др.). M9 даже более практична, чем Leica S2P! Ставлю 4.5.
Pros: Возможность использовать всю линейку высококачественных объективов Leica серии М, простота в использовании, полнокадровая матрица, компактность., Получаемое качество изображения.
Cons: Вес, шумное срабатывание затвора, низкое ISO, медлительность процессора при серийной съемке, быстро разряжаемая аккумуляторная батарея, плохо различает цвета в автоматическом и других режимах (в ручном - идеально), при незначительном контрсвете плохо прорабатывается задний план