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 viewfinder
Viewfinder
Rangefinder
Great color depth
Color depth
22.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.6 EV
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
800 ms startup delay
 

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
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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

$969 - $1,299

Screen size Much larger screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm X-Pro2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,699 body only

$2,400 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Leica M Typ 240

Leica M Typ 240

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$6,995 - $18,500 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-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$178 body only

$283 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Weight Slightly lighter
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$530 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
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

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Leica M9
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