The Leica R9 is a manual focus 35 mm single-lens reflex camera produced by the German firm of Leica as part of their R series of cameras. It was released in 2002, replacing the very similar Leica R8, upon which it improved in several aspects.[1] Unlike other manufacturers, Leica has never offered autofocus on its top-of-the-line models such as the R9, or the M series rangefinder cameras.

The R9 can be fitted with the “Digital Modul R” (DMR) 10-megapixel digital back and used as a digital camera; during the DMR’s production run from 2005 to 2007, the R9 and the R8 were the only 35 mm film SLRs capable of taking a user-installable digital back. However, as of March 2007 Leica discontinued the Modul R back, ostensibly because of change in relationship with the digital manufacturer Imacon[1].

SKU: LEICA R9 Categories: , ,


Type Interchangeable digital module, fully compatible with LEICA R8 and R9, can be exchanged by the photographer
Lenses All Leica R-lenses as well as those earlier LEICAFLEX/SL/SL2-lenses that have been modified by adding the R-cam can be used
Physical • One digital back part
• One battery power supply part
• Focusing screen with crop area marked
Price (street) 4500 EUR
Sensor • 10 million pixels
• 26.4 x 17.6 mm
• 6.8 µm pixel pitch (has microlenses)
• FOV crop 1.37x
• Kodak Sensor
• No anti-alias (blur) filter
Sensitivity • ISO 100 – 800
Storage SD card
Image formats • RAW (Imacon 3F format)
• TIFF (8 or 16 bit)
Image processing Developed by Imacon
B&W Display • Frame counter
• Exposure compensation
• Battery status
• Flash ready
• Self-timer
• Compression rate
• Resolution
• Moire reduction on/off
Menu • Sharpness
• Color saturation
• Contrast
• Frame number
• Contrast of display
• Brightness of display
• Duration of auto review
• Histogram on/off
• Power save
• Card format
• Warning signals
• Audio histogram on/off
• Date & Time
• User profiles
• Firmware update
• Reset
Continuous shooting • 1.5 – 2.0 fps (unconfirmed)
• Buffer up to 10 images
Connectivity IEEE 1394 (Firewire)
Power supply • Proprietary Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
• Battery charges in-camera
Dimensions 158 x 140 x 89 mm

Additional information

Weight 800 kg