Summary: The Leica X2 is my daily drive. It’s small, stylish, rugged, simple to use and the quality of the images it captures are quite simply stunning. So what’s not to love? Need you ask? It’s a Leica and as such many will balk at the price. True you can buy a camera nearly as good for half the price but in my opinion it’s just not the same. I carry the X2 day in and day out and it has never let me down.
The only let down about this camera is the lack ...
Alejandro DPH "Electonics Fan", Amazon
9 October 2014
Summary: The only let down about this camera is the lack of an EVF, (which i wasn`t missing till i started using a couple o DSLR`s), the lack of a Handgrip or a decent LCD, yes of course, you can get all of it for merely $600 more or plus, despite that, the quality of the images are superb and at the end of the day that is what really matters to me. It is silent..
Excerpt: I didn't purchase this camera through BH though I would like to give a review. Some background: I have used a Leica MP with 35 mm ASPH Summicron and a 50 Elmarit from the 1960's for 9 years so I was fully aware of the Leica quality. I also still own various Leitz Focomat enlargers and had my own darkroom for a few years. The MP was an amazing camera, probably the best 35 mm camera ever made but I ended up selling it because it was not practical for me anymore.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color, Short Lag Time, Small / Compact
Excerpt: I use this as a more compact alternative to lugging around my Canon DSLR. I shoot RAW mostly in black and white, street photography, and family/pet daily life pictures. I did considerable research before I bought it at several sites, comparing it to other mirrorless compacts with APS-C sensors.
Excerpt: I purchased this camera at B&H in July and after 5-6 weeks of use, I absolutely love it. I bought it wanting a high-quality compact camera to serve as a backup to my SLRs. But, the opposite has become the case as I grab the X2 first in more and more situations. And while it is a compact, it is not a small, toy-like camera; the X2 feels like a real camera while being very discreet and easy to take anywhere.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good in Low Light, Great color, Nice Body Color, Small / Compact
Summary: This isn't a technical review; they exist aplenty on the internet already. If you are a Leica fanboy you'll dig this camera; if you're a Leica hater you won't. Things are that simple. I wanted a high quality Leica that shot digital, and the X2 fits the bill. The photographs this camera outputs are remarkable. And the styling? People stop me all the time to ask what kind of camera I'm using, and to then admire the classic industrial design and compact form.
Excerpt: Like many people, I was torn between the FujiFilm X100s and the Leica X2. I am so pleased that I went with the latter. What's more - I don't even know why I was so torn! After all, the two cameras are totally different...The FujiFilm is a modern, deeply automatic camera - and I think it's probably quite a good camera, too. The viewfinder is what should help everyone pick.
Summary: For the cost, not worth the purchase. I love my Lecia D - Lux 6 more because of the more options. Also since the X2 received appeared to be used (Battery already installed in the Camera and cosmetic defects like a small scratch on the lcd screen and scratches around the strap rings) even though I requested new and paid the new price.