Live blogging the Leica 09.09.09 event (Leica M9, Leica X1)

This post will be updated multiple times today. Just keep hitting the refresh button on this post/page to get the latest.

9:43 – Seal had an early sample of the Leica M9

9:41 – Seal (big Leica fan) is speaking…


9:37 – the third product is the S2… false alarm… no R10

9:35 – introducing the Leica X1 – available early December 2009



9:33 – M9 available in the “next days” worldwide

9:31 – Leica M9 sensor is from Kodak (designed specially for Leica)

9:28 – Stefan Daniel to introduce new products…


9:26 – 3 new Leica products…. yes he said 3….

9:21 – Leica’s CEO speaking about the “Leica experience”


9:17 dpreview has the brief hands on preview for the M9 and X1, no R10


9:09 – the presentation will start @ 9:15 – I guess I am not the only one with technical problems 🙂


8:56 – well Leica website is down too…

8:38 – go to dpreview and check their logo on the top left corner

8:37 – Database problems on the grid – nothing I can do

6:55 – Leica X1 on a dealer site

6:52 – Leica M9 price in Australia: AUD11,995 incl. Tax (10% GST)

6:47 – tomorrow a new Leica stores opens in London

6:40 – the X1 optional grip will cost US$110 6:33 – comment on LeicaRumors:

“A Leica rep ensured me yesterday that the X1 is a complete inhouse development and has nothing to do with the GF1 or any mFT or FT. It has a CMOS APS-C sensor (which is nearly twice as big as a FT sensor) delivered by an “unknown supplier” in it.”

6:29 – here is the US pricing of the X1 and the M9 and those are the full specs of the Leica X1 (fresh of the press).

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