First I would like to remind you that Leica and PhaseOne are no longer partners (Capture One software is still distributed with Leica cameras). This makes the following rumor even more interesting: in the latest version Capture One Pro 4.8.2 there is a file called Leica M9-Generic.icm (for Windows under Program Files(x86)\Phase One\Capture One 4\Color Profiles\DSLR) which corresponds toÂ a ICC profile for "Leica M9 Generic". You can see a screenshot here and here. The result from a RAW conversion to JPG is very close to that of Canon 5D MK II. Which reminds me of another rumor: Leica M9 will use the Canon 5D Mark II sensor. I do not have the Pro version of Capture One, but if someone can make a comparison between the Leica M9 and Canon 5D MK II RAW conversion and send it to me, I would appreciate it.
I think we are getting closer to Leica M9 on 09.09.09 @ 09:09.