M9-P, Leica’s New Version of M9
Leica released the new version of their M9 camera -- the M9-P.
The new M9-P digital rangefinder from Leica costs almost $7,995 — the same price of the original M9 commanded when it was released in 2009. The new version of M9 has a virtually unbreakable sapphire covering on its LCD. It was developed by using diamond cutting tools and an anti-reflective coating. The body of the camera has a vulcanite leatherette body finish that offers a more secure grip. However, it doesn’t have the red Leica logo and M9 lettering on its front, in line with its elegant “minimalist styling”.
It also includes the full frame 18 megapixel sensor that is also featured on M9. The camera also has an “almost silent” shutter, and it is compatible with Leica’s full range of astronomically expensive M lenses.
The M9-P will be available in the market in a black and chrome version, and will be released next month.