The Leica M9-P in technological terms is absolutely identical to the M9 and features precisely the same high performance qualities. The only differences between the two can be found in a few key characteristic details.The M9-P now makes photography even more unobtrusive allowing Leica M photographers to virtually melt into the background. Along with the standard unobtrusive looks, minimalist design, and the almost inaudible sound of their shutter, the red dot on the front of the camera has been removed and it now bears a restrained Leica logogram on the top deck.The cover for the LCD has also been changed in comparison to the original Leica M9. Instead the Leica M9-P now features an extremely scratch-resistant, almost unbreakable, sapphire crystal cover for its LCD monitor display. Sapphire crystal is one of the world's hardest materials. The anti-reflective coating on both sides of the monitor cover glass further improves image reviewing, particularly in unfavorable lighting conditions.This Leica M9-P is finished with elegant black paint and features vulcanite leathering with particularly good grip characteristics. Please note this is the body only. Lenses are sold separately.