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. High-quality compact-sized cameras were few and far between when the X1 was released, and that made it a tempting (if pricey) proposition. Today, however, the market the X2 enters has changed considerably.
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. Cameras such as the Fujifilm FinePix X100 will provide strong competition, and many photographers will instead opt for a compact system camera.
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. The most obvious upgrades are the APS-C sensor (upped to 16.2 megapixels from 12.2), a faster autofocus, a longer-lasting battery and a pop-up flash that extends a little higher than the old one.
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. Not only does the X2 look delectable - that understated "for those in the know" kind of good - but its images are equally great too.
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
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. I forhold til mine indledende ord om X2 er det rasende billigt.
Pros: Billedkvalitet i topklasse, Skarp optik, Høj kvalitet, Adobe Lightroom 4 licens
Cons: Kan ikke lagre kun råfiler, Lille, lavopløst skærm, Høj pris