Leica M9 officially unveiled

We already knew it was coming, but now Leica has outed the official deets for its full frame Leica M9.The 24 x 36mm full-frame sensor on the M9 will a

The 24 x 36mm full-frame sensor on the M9 will allow for full compatibility with all of Leica's M lenses at true focal length, and as expected it'll pack 18 megapixels, up from its predecessor's offering of 10.3.

It does, however, keep the same dimensions as the M8, but picks up an improved ISO performance and a choice between the standard black finish and a steel-grey version with a leatherette finish.

The Leica M9 goes on sale from today with a whopping price tag of £4,850 – check back later for hands-on snaps and first impressions of the pricey snapper, and be sure to check out what we thought to its M8 predecessor.