Leica M9

Marco Arment:

But the M9 also has slow shutter response, a slow image processor, slow shot-to-shot time, poor battery life, and a small, low-resolution screen, even by 2009’s standards.


  • “There’s also no autofocus […]”
  • “The sensor is mediocre at high ISOs […]”
  • “The rangefinder design also hurts short-distance framing […]”

The viewfinder doesn’t look through the lens, and then there’s the herculean price. Arment, who is clearly spoiled by the Canon 5D Mark II, concludes: “The Leica M9 is disappointing […].” I guess that’s one less thing to lust after.