Benchmarks Real world tests of Leica M9 vs M Typ 240

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Leica M9
854 ISO
M Typ 240
1,860 ISO

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Leica M9
800 ms
M Typ 240
750 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Leica M9
2 fps
M Typ 240
3 fps

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

Leica M9
22.5 bits
M Typ 240
24.0 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

Leica M9
11.6 ev
M Typ 240
13.3 ev

Features Key features of the Leica M9  vs M Typ 240 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Leica M9
18.1 MP
M Typ 240
23.7 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Leica M9
2,500 ISO
M Typ 240
6,400 ISO

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Leica M9
47.7 microns
M Typ 240
36.5 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Leica M9  vs
M Typ 240 
Type CCD CMOS
Megapixels 18.1 MP 23.7 MP
Resolution 5212 x 3472 5952 x 3976
Size Full frame Full frame
Area 36 x 24 mm 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.0x 1.0x
Pixel size 47.7 microns 36.5 microns
Light sensitivity 160 ISO to 2,500 ISO 200 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Self cleaning sensor No No

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Rangefinder Rangefinder

shutter

Min 8 s 60 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

performance

Max continuous shooting 2 fps 3 fps
Continuous shooting
2 fps, JPEG
3 fps
Startup delay 800 ms 750 ms

video

Leica M9  vs
M Typ 240 
Video None 1920 x 1080 @ 25 fps (Quicktime)
Shoots video in 24p N/A Yes
Shoots high speed video N/A No
Autofocus while shooting video N/A Manual
Autofocus type N/A N/A
Autofocus supports continuous N/A N/A

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 2.5" 3"
Resolution 230 k dots 920 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view No Yes

form factor

Size 139 x 80 x 37 mm 139 x 80 x 42 mm
Thickness 37 mm 42 mm
Weight 585 g 680 g
Is weather sealed No Yes

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No No
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
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