“The Leica M9 is a beautifully-crafted camera, capable of excellent image quality.”
TechRadar has published their review of the Leica M9, a full-frame (36 x 24mm) digital rangefinder camera with 18MP resolution, no anti-alias filter, a new thicker UV/IR filter in front of the sensor, ISO 160-2500, continuous shooting 2fps, 2.5-in. (230K dots) LCD, RAW.
You can read the Leica M9 Review @ TechRadar.
Editor’s note: I have no problem with Leica owners gushing over their Leicas. But, why can’t they just leave ordinary citizens with no cash to spare alone? Oh, must they continually and cruelly tempt us thus!? Also, the shortcomings of the Leica M9 are now well documented. Be sure to get a second opinion from other reviewers for a balanced view and to determine if a digital rangefinder Leica M9 is really in your future. Many of the advantages of the M9 can also be said of the new Digital Interchangeable Lens (DIL) cameras like the Olympus E-P1/P2 and Panasonic GF1 [at a fraction of the cost]. A rangefinder is an [arcane] method of focusing that is suited only to a limited range of [short] focal lengths; the newer high resolution EVF is really the way to go. “But to each person his/her poison.”