Summary: THE LEICA LENS PRODUCES IMAGES THAT I ADMIRE OVER THE YEARS AS A LECIA USER. THE BODY AND LENS ARE QUITE COMPACT . THE LENS HOUSING AND THE BATTERY COVER SEEMS TO BE PLASTIC, I WOULD HAVE PREFERRED METAL FOR DURABILITY. LEICA SHOULD HAVE INCLUDED A VEIW FINDER AT A BETTER PACKAGE PRICE, BECAUSE YOU REALLY WILL NEED ONE.
Amazing full sensor resolution in a 11 ounce compact camera
5 January 2012
Summary: Amazing full sensor resolution in a 11 ounce compact camera The full sensor yields great results at ISO 1600 and 3200. The Elmarit lens in the X1 is normally $ 4000 in the M9 family. Focus is sharp and accurate. In good light focus is OK. In low light it is slow, bt accurate. Colors, skin tones, the Leica "3D effect" are great. You can tell a Leica picture when you see it. The Fuji X100 is 16 ounces and twice the volume as the Leica X1.
Summary: The best pocket camera I have used to date. Outstanding image quality and Leica construction. Not for everyone. Great for someone that likes a basic camera with high quality images in DNG & JPEG format......Hot shoe view finder optional. Not a cheap camera, but comes with Lightroom software.
Summary: One camera when digital photography is needed. Good for landscape and close-up. High quality and "fits like a glove". Very sharp lens with excellent detail. The best for travel. Get two in case one gets damaged when on a long trip if you never want to be without camera!
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color, Short Lag Time, Small / Compact