Leica M9 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Winner
Leica M9

54

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Leica M9

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Rangefinder
Great color depth
Color depth
22.5 bits
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Thin
Thickness
1.5"
 

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

$6,595 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm X-Pro2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,699 body only

$2,150 - $2,299 with 23mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Leica M Typ 240

Leica M Typ 240

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$6,595 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Weight Heavier

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$70 body only

$900 with 14-45mm lens

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$527 body only

$488 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$200 body only

$312 with 14-42mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Color depth Worse color depth

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Leica M9
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