Although the auto white balance system is prone to the odd error, usually it behaves itself and reproduces tones and colours faithfully.
The metering system isn't faultless, though, as this slightly underexposed image shows
Although darker subjects are good candidates for overexposure, the M9's metering system has done well to meter this scene accurately.
Taken with the 24mm f/1.4 Summilux-M Asph, sharpness is well maintained right up to the corners of the frame but chromatic aberrations are noticeable.
This image required the camera's sensitivity to be set to ISO 1600, which has introduced a fair helping of chroma noise, particularly in shadowy areas.
Our Best Shot: Peppers and herbs
Colour: When the camera's auto white balance system gets things right, JPEGs shot on their standard settings show excellent colour
Exposure: The centre-weighted metering system has exposed perfectly for these peppers, as well as for the image as a whole
Lens: Taken with the Apo-Summicron-M 75mm f/2 ASPH lens, this image shows no distortion or chromatic aberration