Excerpt: Its a Leica!!!... some says, and is a good camera, I like the quality, it works properly, I dont like the colors as on many Leica cameras, can be fixed on post prcessing, but mmm, in black and white are azom, I love how simple and sober the design are, I hate the colapsible type of lenses, why not a simple fixed lens, when i saw first time this camera off I loved it, but whe turn on and the colapsible lens were there pfff, never like this kind of lenses, dont combines...
Great control layout, superb images, narrow group of photographers
16 June 2012
Summary: There are many web reviews of this camera. The best feature is the lens and sensor. While there is a new model, the X2, released in June 2012, the price has come down considerably on this model. The lens has passed sharpness tests and beat models in its class. The lens is not equivalent to the Leica M series lenses which cost 2 to 3 times the cost of this camers, but the lens beats its class.
Excerpt: Well balanced in my hands. Reasonable bulk for its purpose. Relatively lightweight. Terrific lens. Resolution and color utterly satisfying. Autofocus a dissapointment despite firmware version 2.0, improved only M/F. For fast shootting, especially in low light situations, stick to manual focusing. Aperture and speed dials tend to turn quite easily. One must check. I only wish this camera had a faster AF and a 35-70 equivalent zoom. In all a star performer. S/N 3813xxx.
Summary: The camera has a great photo quality especially during the low light. They have a big APS-C sensor so the Noise is low in high ISO. The len has f2.8 and great quality pictures. The only drawback is low MP compared to other camera and the price is expensive.
Summary: This is leica....!!! Leica is Leica!!! good!! good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!good!!
Excerpt: I have grown to like this camera having initially thought that I had made an expensive mistake in buying it. Image quality is superb. Great colour, detail and texture. The lens is sharp. Build quality is very good - the camera feels good to hold. You get a free copy of Adobe Lightroom included. An optical viewfinder is essential and is very good though this is another cost.
Summary: Good mid-size camera. However, the aperture and speed dials are unstable. They are easily moved to different position than the one set if inadvertently touuched. Also the single focus square is clumsy to set.
Summary: If absolute image quality is more important than money and versatility, this camera is worth a look. It is a camera for people who want classic Leica images, but this is offset by unnecessary and incomprehensible limitations so severe that the camera borders on a joke. The camera is designed to be small, light and take photos comparable to the best 35mm digital cameras. Mostly it succeeds. Useable images are better than all but the most expensive DSLRs.