Nikon Z7 with Leica M9 Comparison

Nikon Z7 and Leica M9 Main Features

  • August, 2018
  • September, 2009
  • 46 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 18 MP Full frame CCD Sensor
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 80 - 2500 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • -
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Optical (rangefinder) Viewfinder
  • 3690k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • -
  • 9.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 2.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • -
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 134 x 101 x 68 mm, 675g.
  • 139 x 80 x 37 mm, 585g.
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Nikon Z7 Scores


Imaging score
86
Features score
97
Value for money score
99
Portability score
76
Overall score
98

Leica M9 Scores


Imaging score
61
Features score
31
Value for money score
58
Portability score
84
Overall score
50

Leica M9 with Nikon Z7 Overview


Let's compare Nikon Z7 with Leica M9. These models are included in the Pro Mirrorless cameras. Nikon Z7 was released in 2018, and Leica M9 in 2009. Z7 is newer, which is a plus. M9 9 years older. 9 years, this is a pretty big age difference.
The sensor resolution of Z7 is greater than that of M9. The difference of 28 MP is quite a lot. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the second camera (M9), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. At Nikon Z7, the maximum ISO is greater by 23100. Z7 has image stabilization(5-axis Sensor-shift), M9 doesn’t, it is a big minus. Nikon Z7 has a larger 3-inch Tilting screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
Z7 has electronic viewfinder, and the M9 doesn’t have. Viewfinder Z7 has a higher resolution of 3690k dots, M9 has a resolution of no electronic viewfinderk dots. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Nikon Z7 has 2.0 fps continuous shooting. Nikon Z7 has 2.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Z7 M9
Brand Nikon Leica
Model Z7 M9
Announced August, 2018 September, 2009
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon Z Leica M
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 1
Number of Lenses 15 59
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 2"
Screen Type Tilting Fixed
Screen Resolution 2100k pixels 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic Optical (rangefinder)
Viewfinder Resolution 3690
Viewfinder Coverage 100% n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8 0.68
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 493 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 9.0 fps 2.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash Modes Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame Full frame
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor Dimensions 35.9 x 23.9 mm 35.8 x 23.9 mm
Sensor Area 858.0 mm² 855.6 mm²
Sensor Resolution 46 MP 18 MP
Max Image Resolution 8256 x 5504 5212 x 3472
Max Native ISO 25600 2500
Min Native ISO 64 80
Max Boosted ISO 102400 0
Min Boosted ISO 32 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 None
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB Yes USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 330 shots 350 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 675 g 585 g
Physical Dimensions 134 x 101 x 68 mm 139 x 80 x 37 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type XQD card SD/SDHC card
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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