Leica has introduced its new M9 variant that’s geared toward the pro shooter. The M9-P adds a scratch-resistant sapphire covering and an anti-reflective coating to the LCD. Additionally, Leica has made the camera a bit more inconspicuous by removing the red dot and M9 logo from the front of the camera. Now, the only branding is the Leica name inscribed in traditional font on the top of the M9-P.
Along with the M9-P, is the new Leica Super-Elmar -M 21mm f/3.4 ASPH lens, which sports a flare-resistant elements group and a lightweight construction.
The Leica M9-P was announced at a price of £5395, which is a bit over £500 than the introductory price of the original M9. No word on US prices yet. However, considering that the Leica M9 sells for around $7000 USD right now, expect the M9-P to be somewhere in the neighborhood of $7500 to $8000 USD once it hits the street.