Leica M9 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Winner
Leica M9

54

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Leica M9

Great image quality
Overall image quality
69.0
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Rangefinder
Great color depth
Color depth
22.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.6 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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
Size
Really small
Mid size (113×68×33 mm)

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

Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Boutique

$1,003 - $1,299

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm X-Pro2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,699 body only

$2,099 with 35mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$768 body only

$1,497 with 27mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$110 body only

$305 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Weight Slightly lighter
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$630 with 14-45mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$500 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth

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Leica M9
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