Leica M9 vs Leica M8

Winner
Leica M9

85

Leica M8

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Leica M9

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

Reasons to buy the Leica M8

Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Thickness
Thin
1.5"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Leica M8.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Leica M9.

competitors

Leica M9 Competitors

Leica M10

Leica M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$6,895 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Leica M (Typ 262)

Leica M (Typ 262)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$5,595 body only

$5,995 with 50mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Weight Heavier
Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$898 body only

$1,662 with 27mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Shorter battery life

Leica M8 Competitors

Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$798 - $2,398 body only

$998 with 28-70mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$366 - $679 body only

$499 with 15-45mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$7,550 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Thickness Much thicker

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