Summary: The £1575 price tag will put the X2 out of the reach of most people, and while there are some nice touches to be found, it’s hard to see where all your cash goes when you consider the fairly conservative specification the camera offers.
Pros: Lens quality, excellent results, styling, free copy of Adobe Lightroom included
Cons: Lack of viewfinder, low resolution screen, out-dated menu system, price
Summary: In what is becoming a very competitive and overlapping market, the Leica X2 stands out as a high-quality, well-built camera, with a sharp lens and good image quality at low sensitivities. Sadly, however, the X2 has in many ways arrived a few years too late.
Summary: Don't have the need to zoom, swap lenses or shoot video clips, but do have enough cash for a holiday somewhere exotic - or that of a semi pro digital SLR - in your back pocket ready to spend instead on a deliberately compact camera with a build that should last the test of time for considered image...
Summary: The X2 is Leica’s update of 2010’s X1 , a retro-flavoured, large sensor camera that we adored but felt was a little too limiting to appeal to the masses. It’s not a fundamental change, to be quite honest.
Conclusion: We love the Leica X2, but it’s a far cry from a mainstream camera and, therefore, won’t be suited to many of our readers. However, it’s this distinctiveness that makes it a desirable camera.
Pros: Looks great, improved autofocus, much better battery life, manual dials (now firmer), sharp lens, good image quality, download copy of latest Adobe Lightroom included in the price
Cons: Pricey, no close-up focus, small and low-resolution screen, no ND filter (built-in or lens-mountable), won’t suit the average consumer, image quality (although good) isn’t any better than a high-end compact system camera
Excerpt: Man kan lugnt kalla Leica X2 för en renodlad stillbildskamera för finsmakarna. X2 kan nämligen inte spela in video, och samtidigt är kameran nästan dubbelt så dyr som testets näst dyraste deltagare från Fujifilm.
Summary: Her ligger X2’s eneste problem. Det er dyrere end X100, som leverer samme høje billedkvalitet og har integreret søger. Men sidstnævnte er også større og tungere end X2, som har bedre billedkvalitet og autofokus, og ikke mindst er lille nok til, at det kan være i jakkelommen.
Pros: Billedkvalitet i topklasse, Skarp optik, Høj kvalitet, Adobe Lightroom 4 licens
Cons: Kan ikke lagre kun råfiler, Lille, lavopløst skærm, Høj pris