Nikon D3S vs Leica M9

Winner
Nikon D3S

58

Leica M9

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3S

Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
171 lenses
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
Great battery life
Battery life
4200 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Leica M9

Size
Really small
Mid size (139×80×37 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
585 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Leica M9.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3S.

competitors

Nikon D3S Competitors

Nikon D4

Nikon D4

Pro DSLR

$5,121 body only

Screen size Larger screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Battery life Much shorter battery life
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Nikon Z6

Boutique

$1,764 - $1,997

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D5

Nikon D5

Pro DSLR

$4,860 - $6,497 body only

$6,714 with 50mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Leica M9 Competitors

Leica M Typ 240

Leica M Typ 240

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$5,595 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weight Heavier
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$900

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Autofocus Autofocus
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$532 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Size Significantly larger

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Nikon D3S
D3S
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M9
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