Leica has announced the M9-P rangefinder camera, an ultra-discreet version of their popular M9. Featuring the same compact size, full-frame, 18 megapixel sensor, sophisticated image processing and robust construction of the Leica M9, the M9-P adds a touch of minimalist styling.

The red dot logo and M9 lettering on the front have been omitted and replaced with the Leica name in classic script form engraved on the top plate. The body is finished with vulcanite leatherette, while the LCD screen includes a scratch-resistant, sapphire crystal covering.

The M9-P is compatible with nearly every Leica M lens produced since the line’s introduction in 1954 and will be available from Leica dealers in two different finishes, black paint or traditional silver chrome, beginning July 2011.

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