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Reasons to buy the Leica M9

Sensor size
Large sensor
Full frame 36.0x24.0mm
Size
Really small
Mid size 139x80x37 mm
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-Pro1

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,230k dots
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X-Pro1

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Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,230k dots vs 230k dots
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Around 5.5x higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 24fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Autofocus Autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses
Lowest price Much cheaper $899.00 vs $6,888.01
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The best price we've seen is $5,989 cheaper (7.7x less)
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 2 fps
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3x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 2,500 ISO
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The X-Pro1's maximum light sensitivity is 1.4 f-stops better
Weight Lighter 450 g vs 585 g
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More than 20% lighter
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
Longest exposure 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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Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 36.0x24.0mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 38 lenses vs 8 lenses
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Around 5x more lenses available
Startup delay Less startup delay 800 ms vs 1300 ms
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Around 40% less delay when turning on
Battery life Longer battery life 350 shots vs 300 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
True resolution Higher true resolution 18.1 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder Has a rangefinder viewfinder Rangefinder vs Tunnel
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Rangefinder viewfinders are typically big and bright
Size Smaller 139x80x37 mm vs 140x82x43 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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similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
X-Pro1:Tunnel
M9:Rangefinder
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Professional
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Weight Heavy Help
X-Pro1:450 g
M9:585 g
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
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
X-Pro1:6,400 ISO
M9:2,500 ISO
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

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Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$1,298 - $1,299

Built-in flash Has a built-in flash
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Leica M Typ 240

Leica M Typ 240

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Weight Is significantly heavier
Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$799 - $800 body only

$1,149 - $1,199 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
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$3,399 body only

$3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Leica M8

Leica M8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
Weight Is slightly heavier
True resolution Takes significantly lower resolution photos
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,698 - $2,298 body only

$1,798 - $1,998 with 28-70mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$598 body only

$748 with 16-50mm lens

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

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,289 - $1,299 body only

$1,698 - $1,699 with 18-55mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-E1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $499 body only

$1,140 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay

Leica M9 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Leica M-E Typ 220

Leica M-E Typ 220

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Viewfinder Doesn't have a rangefinder viewfinder
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO

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