Leica M9 vs Leica M8

Winner
Leica M9

84

Leica M8

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Leica M9

Great image quality
Overall image quality
69.0
Great color depth
Color depth
22.5 bits
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

Reasons to buy the Leica M8

Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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 - $7,495 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Leica M-E Typ 220

Leica M-E Typ 220

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$6,467 body only

Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Viewfinder Doesn't have a rangefinder viewfinder
Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm X-Pro2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,468 - $1,699 body only

$2,299 - $2,598 with 23mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lens availability Fewer lenses available

Leica M8 Competitors

Leica M Typ 240

Leica M Typ 240

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$6,595 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Weight Heavier
Leica M8.2

Leica M8.2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$249 body only

Continuous shooting No continuous shooting support
Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$750 body only

$1,642 with 27mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lens availability Fewer lenses available

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