Leica M9 vs Fujifilm X-Pro1

Leica M9
Fujifilm X-Pro1

Reasons to buy the Leica M9

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
800 ms startup delay
Thin
Thickness
1.5"
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-Pro1

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,230k dots
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos

Items often bought with the Leica M9 or Fujifilm X-Pro1

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Leica M9.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X-Pro1

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,230k dots vs 230k dots
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Around 5.5x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Autofocus
Autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 24fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$693.92 vs $5,192.93
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The best price we've seen is $4,499 cheaper (7.5x less)
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
6 fps vs 2 fps
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3x faster continuous shooting
Weight
Lighter
450 g vs 585 g
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More than 20% lighter
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Leica M9

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Startup delay
Less startup delay
800 ms vs 1300 ms
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Around 40% less delay when turning on
Viewfinder
Has a rangefinder viewfinder
Rangefinder vs Tunnel
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Rangefinder viewfinders are typically big and bright
Lens availability
More lenses available
77 lenses vs 58 lenses
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More than 30% more lenses available
True resolution
Higher true resolution
18.1 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
350 shots vs 300 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Size
Slightly smaller
139×80×37 mm vs 140×82×43 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.5" vs 1.7"
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More than 10% thinner
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
X-Pro1Tunnel
M9Rangefinder
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Common Weaknesses
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Professional
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
X-Pro130s
M98s
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Autofocus Lacks autofocus Help
X-Pro1Contrast detection
M9None
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Boutique

$1,009 - $1,300

Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
Focus points Has slightly more focus points
Thickness Is thicker
Interchangeable lenses Has a built-in lens
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$648 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Thickness Is thicker
Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$799 - $800 body only

$940 - $1,100 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$848 - $1,055

Focus points Has slightly more focus points
Built-in flash Has a built-in flash
Thickness Is thicker
Interchangeable lenses Has a built-in lens
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$479 - $1,099 body only

$499 - $999 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,240 - $2,499 body only

$2,800 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,198 - $1,698 body only

$1,498 with 28-70mm lens

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,199 - $1,200 body only

$1,599 - $1,600 with 18-55mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T10

Boutique

$799 - $800

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-E1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$644 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

Leica M9 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica M Typ 240

Leica M Typ 240

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$7,250 - $16,280 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lowest price Significantly more expensive
Weight Heavier
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,585 - $1,997 body only

$2,125 - $2,697 with 24-120mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Leica Q (Typ 116)

Leica Q (Typ 116)

Boutique

$4,250 - $6,000

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Size Significantly larger

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