$640 respectively $1,151 off, those are huge savings for cameras of this caliber.
We all know the M10 is coming, to be announced for Photokina 2012. But especially if you’re a CCD aficionado, the successor to the M9s will most likely go CMOS according to our interview with Leica’s Stefan Daniel.
The M9 and M9-P are rock-solid offerings, and especially now when prices of used M9s will depreciate even further you can call yourself fortunate to buy a new M9 at this price. Conservation of value will outpace gear bought at list price. So if you’re thinking long-term and don’t mind slightly better ISO and processing speeds, get that M9 now.