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Leica M9 Review

Review Summary
Reader Score: 6.00 (out of 10)
Hands-on Preview (Summary): "... now comes the M9, 'the world's smallest full frame camera', which on paper at least looks to be the ultimate digital M; an 18 megapixel full-frame (36 x 24 mm) sensor, still with no low-pass filter but now with a new UV/IR cover-glass filter which means no need for lens filters.

The M9 brings only one subtle physical design change over the M8, that is the small cut-out portion of the top-panel which helps to reinforce the sculpted box of the rangefinder and gives the illusion of a slightly smaller top panel. ..."

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Hands-on Preview (Summary): "Yes, Virginia, finally with the M9 Leica has produced a true full frame M series rangefinder. What everyone had said was impossible, including Leica,- primarily because of the extremely short back focus distance of the M series design – is now a reality. ...

At 18.5MP the M9 certainly isn't the highest resolution full-frame 35mm camera available. Nikon, Canon and Sony all have cameras in the 21 - 25MP range. But all of these use anti-aliasing filters, while the M9 doesn't. ..."

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