Leica M9 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Winner
Leica M9

83

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

68

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Leica M9

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

Fujifilm X100F

Fujifilm X100F

Boutique

$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

$1,468 - $1,699 body only

$2,299 - $2,600 with 23mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Leica M10

Leica M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$6,750 - $6,895 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$200 body only

$354 with 14-42mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Lighter
External flash No external flash support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$591 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Size Significantly larger
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$400 with 16mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Touch screen No touch screen

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