Sample image comparison Leica M9 and FujiFilm X100

Leica M9 (click on image below for full size)

FujiFilm X100 (click on image below for full size)

Both images are JPEG files (Adobe RGB) straight from the camera taken with an aperture of F6.4

Leica M9 EXIF:
Color Space: Uncalibrated
Custom Rendered: Normal process
Date Time Digitized: 2011:04:05 16:06:47
Date Time Original: 2011:04:05 16:06:47
Exif Version: 2.2
Exposure Bias Value: 0
Exposure Mode: Manual exposure
Exposure Program: Manual
Exposure Time: 1 / 360
Flash: Flash did not fire
FlashPix Version: 1.0
Focal Length: 35
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Light Source: unknown
Max Aperture Value: 1
Metering Mode: CenterWeightedAverage
Pixel X Dimension: 5216
Pixel Y Dimension: 3472
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Sharpness: Normal
Shutter Speed Value: 8.5
White Balance: Auto white balance

FujiFilm X100 EXIF:
Color Space: Uncalibrated
Custom Rendered: Normal process
Date Time Digitized: 2011:04:05 16:09:28
Date Time Original: 2011:04:05 16:09:28
Exif Version: 2.3
Exposure Bias Value: 0
Exposure Mode: Auto exposure
Exposure Program: Normal program
Exposure Time: 1 / 350
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
FlashPix Version: 1.0
Focal Length: 23
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Light Source: unknown
Max Aperture Value: 2
Metering Mode: Pattern
Pixel X Dimension: 4288
Pixel Y Dimension: 2848
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Sharpness: Normal
Shutter Speed Value: 8.51
White Balance: Auto white balance

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2 thoughts on “Sample image comparison Leica M9 and FujiFilm X100

  1. I found this post very interesting. I’ve had a Fujifilm X100 on order for some time, but I’m beginning to despair ever getting delivery. So I’ve begun thinking about a Leica M9. What lens was used on the M9 to take the above images?

    The full size images for both shots look very much the same to when it comes to sharpness with the M9 being slightly clearer and with better colour cast,. But not A$11,000 dearer based on price in Australia for the M9 and a 35mm f2 Summicron-M ASP lens.

    When I look at M9 photos such as this one at

    and click on it to see the larger image, I’m very impressed. But I now wonder if they have been sharpened with saturation and contast increased, and are not straight from the camera.

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