Leica M9 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Winner
Leica M9

79

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

65

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

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

Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,147 - $2,797 body only

$2,715 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Leica M Typ 240

Leica M Typ 240

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$5,995 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Weight Heavier
Nikon D800

Nikon D800

Pro DSLR

$2,349 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 with 14-42mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen

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

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