Excerpt: I use this as a travel camera and for casual use when I don't want to bother with my "serious" cameras. My image quality standards are extremely high as I shoot with a Leica M Monochrom and Nikon Df with premium prime lenses on those system cameras, and the X Vario matches them for image quality,...
Pros: Brilliant Manual Focus, Full Manual Controls, Outstanding Lens Quality
Excerpt: Whilst I am by no means anywhere near ant level of photographic proficiency, I am more then happy with my new purchase. The build quality is exceptional. The studiness in my hands is very impressive. I really enjoy the outstanding image quality. Low light images are also fantastic.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD
but if you value a beautifully made, dependable camera with tremendous image quality
Teddy W. Raper, Amazon
16 October 2014
Summary: The X Vario is for people who want a simple camera with no excess bells and whistles. Yeah, it costs a lot, but if you value a beautifully made, dependable camera with tremendous image quality, then buy it.
Excerpt: Unpacked and used the X Vario at a Santa Fe Worshop w/National Geographic photographer. Used in all situations -- low light (perfect!), bright light (perfect!) and everything in between. Crisp, high quality images every time. Used it in the 24 - 40mm range, but liked the option to zoom closer.
Pros: Easy to Use, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Excerpt: Amazing quality. The camera truly is built like a tank. Superb image quality at lower ISO settings. I am using this primarily for high resolution black and white art photography. The flash is adequate for close up fills. I use the Vario X with the grip, the loop and the Leica viewfinder.
Pros: Easy to Use, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: I have owned Leica's for years now, and they have operated without any problems. My new x vario is a real treat, the optics alone are stunning. The camera functions are laid out that is very user friendly. Color & B/W photos really stand out.Yes I would recommend this camera.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Great Resolution, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Excerpt: The black and white images produced by this camera are simply gorgeous. The clarity, sharpness, contrast...it's pure beauty. It's at the very same level of a Leica Monochrom. I now use it strictly in B&W mode and continue to be amazed by the images rendered.