Leica M9 vs Leica M8

Winner
Leica M9

54

Leica M8

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Leica M9

Really small
Size
Mid size (139×80×37 mm)
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Thin
Thickness
1.5"
 

Reasons to buy the Leica M8

Size
Really small
Mid size (139×80×37 mm)
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

$6,595 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Leica M Typ 240

Leica M Typ 240

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$6,595 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much larger screen
Weight Heavier
Leica Q (Typ 116)

Leica Q (Typ 116)

Boutique

$4,250 - $4,495

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

Leica M8 Competitors

Leica M10

Leica M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$6,595 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Thickness Much thicker
Olympus PEN-F

Olympus PEN-F

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,000 - $1,199 body only

$1,349 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Leica M8.2

Leica M8.2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 body only

Continuous shooting No continuous shooting support

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