Recently, an online Leica brochure made an appearance before being put in the custody of a a required password. (At the time of this post the PDF was accessible HERE.) Not only in there mention of a full-frame 18 megapixel M9 but deeper down there’s mention of an X1 digital rangefinder with fixed 24mm autofocus wide angle lens. However, it references that the X1 has a 12-megapixel CMOS sensor aka APS-C. Photographers will recognize this as a sensor used in many a DSLR camera. It’s an interesting twist that if this is legitimate then 2009 may well be recognized as the year that Leica fired up its engines and actually brought to market the M9, S2, and X1. This is quite a feat in itself from one of the most respected names in photography. This all is slated to happen on September 9, 2009 at 9 a..m. and it’s going to happen live and online for all interested parties to view.