Summary: Since I have owned Leica M cameras for the last 40 years (M4 & M6), it was a no brainer for me to get the M9P, since all my Leica M lenses work with this body. I really like the digital pictures the Kodak CCD sensor can produce, and along with the Lightroom software, I can play with the RAW output to suit my pleasure.
Summary: This camera is simply stunning. I have shot with it before and it's one of the finest camera's you can use. It's quite expensive, but worth every penny, especially when you get the perfect shot.
Summary: Finally got this camera and corresponding lens. Because it is a M series camera body, no auto-focus lens exist. That knocks off one star from my review. I have to admit the photo has quite different in color saturation and sharpness compares to much cheaper DSLR such as a Canon L lens. However it totally depends on how people like to use this camera: Not everyone has the patience to do manual focus.
Summary: I bought the M8 several years ago, and it met my expectations as far as image quality. I just could not work with the crop factor. The M9 with its full-frame sensor was worth the wait. It's very critical that I know my 50mm lens will cover just what a fifty will, and so on with other focal lengths. Rangefinder photographers rely on memory as to the coverage of a particular lens, and the sensor must be 24x36mm, just like 35mm film.
Excerpt: No es una cámara para cualquiera, solo para quienes entiendan el funcionamiento de un rangefinder. No es comparable desde ningún punto de vista con una réflex. Da gusto tomar fotos con la M9 y los resultados son excelentes. Problems: LCD de baja resolución y baja calidad de la imagen utilizada para preview.
Summary: Review for people who are unfamiliar with the leicas, and wonder why its so expensive. Pros: - Small Full Frame camera that you can carry out almost every where, great for travel - Batteries last for long due to the mostly manual functionality of the camera - very limited menu that covers only the necessary features which makes you concentrate more on photography - un-noticable in your hands by subjects, undesirable by thieves - Quite shutter - timeless design - count...