Leica M9 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Winner
Leica M9

85

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

70

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Leica M9

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Rangefinder
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
800 ms startup delay
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Leica M9.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.

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 M8

Leica M8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Fastest shutter speed Slightly faster max shutter speed
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm X-Pro2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,499 - $1,699 body only

$2,148 - $2,598 with 23mm lens

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$950 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9

Pro digicam

$1,076

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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Leica M9
M9
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
Lumix DMC-GF2
Panasonic

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