Of course without any of us having any idea of the quality of output from the new M 240, especially for B&W....I was wondering what your opinion would be for the following question:
Assuming (big assumption), that the output in general from the new M240 is essentially the same as the current M9 except for its high ISO performance. Lets take this one step further and assume it's high ISO performance is precisely 1 f-stop below that of the MM, so that at ISO 6400, it's noise characteristics closely matches that of the MM shot at ISO 10,000 . So in this example we have essentially a M9 in terms of image quality and characteristics except it's ISO 6400 resembles that of the MM shot at ISO 10,000, especially when the M240"s color files are converted to B&W.
With this in mind and if the MM was released at the same time as the M240, would those who already purchased a MM or contemplate doing so, opt instead for the M240? Keep in mind the other B&W image characteristics we see say at base ISO for both cameras would be what we currently see between the M9 B&W output at it's base ISO vs. the MM at its base ISO, so that the high ISO performance of the MM is thus taken out of the equation.
Maybe it would come down to the M240's ability to also shoot color vs. the MM"s B&W image characteristics of superior tonality and other perceived attributes....and thus poosibly the MM superiority over a M240 color file converted to B&W. Thoughts?