Sony A9 with Leica M8 Comparison

Sony A9 and Leica M8 Main Features

  • April, 2017
  • July, 2007
  • 24 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 10 MP APS-H CCD Sensor
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 160 - 2500 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • -
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Optical (rangefinder) Viewfinder
  • 3686k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • -
  • 20.0 fps continuous shooting
  • -
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • -
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 127 x 96 x 63 mm, 673g.
  • 139 x 80 x 37 mm, 591g.
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Sony A9 Scores


Imaging score
78
Features score
92
Value for money score
92
Portability score
78
Overall score
90

Leica M8 Scores


Imaging score
50
Features score
33
Value for money score
51
Portability score
84
Overall score
45

Leica M8 with Sony Alpha A9 Overview


Let's compare Sony Alpha A9 with Leica M8. These models are included in the Pro Mirrorless cameras. Sony A9 was released in 2017, and Leica M8 in 2007. Alpha A9 is newer, which is a plus. M8 10 years older. 10 years, this is a pretty big age difference.
The sensor resolution of Alpha A9 is greater than that of M8. The difference of 14 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 (M8), 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 Sony A9, the maximum ISO is greater by 48700. Alpha A9 has image stabilization(5-axis Sensor-shift), M8 doesn’t, it is a big minus. Sony A9 has a larger 3-inch Tilting screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
Alpha A9 has electronic viewfinder, and the M8 doesn’t have. Viewfinder Alpha A9 has a higher resolution of 3686k dots, M8 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. Sony Alpha A9 has n/a fps continuous shooting.

General Alpha A9 M8
Brand Sony Leica
Model Alpha A9 M8
Announced April, 2017 July, 2007
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Sony E Leica M
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 1.3
Number of Lenses 116 59
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 2"
Screen Type Tilting Fixed
Screen Resolution 1440k pixels 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic Optical (rangefinder)
Viewfinder Resolution 3686
Viewfinder Coverage 100% n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.78 0.0
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 693 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/8 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 20.0 fps n/a 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 Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction, Wireless, Hi-speed sync Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame APS-H
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor Dimensions 35.6 x 23.8 mm 27 x 18 mm
Sensor Area 847.3 mm² 486.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 24 MP 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 3936 x 2630
Max Native ISO 51200 2500
Min Native ISO 100 160
Max Boosted ISO 204800 0
Min Boosted ISO 50 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 None
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, 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 USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 650 shots 550 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FZ100
Physical
Weight 673 g 591 g
Physical Dimensions 127 x 96 x 63 mm 139 x 80 x 37 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II compatible) SD/SDHC card
Storage Slots 2 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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