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 fell down a set of stairs and my X1 went out of commission, right before I was set to travel! I quickly ordered the X2. Changes: Good: Hot Shoe is now raised and comes with an insert to keep dust and debris out. Nice change. Bad: Flash (they changed the deployment) This change was supposed to fix unintentional deployment, but I have found that if you wear a button down shirt, the flash will pop up more often.
Pros: Good Image Quality, Good in Low Light, Nice Body Color, Small / Compact
Excerpt: I have been using this camera for ten days; the interface is very easy to use and produces very high quality images. It handles low light and high contrast very well. I was pleasantly surprised with the automatic ISO setting, it was very precise with no need for additional adjustment. In programmed mode it works like an excellent point and shoot camera. However, I found the manual focus to be a big disappointment; it was awkward and cumbersome.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good in Low Light, Nice Body Color, Short Lag Time, Small / Compact
Excerpt: The near flawless design reflects its german ancestry. Simple, solid well executed body with quick access to the important (read serious) features.The easily accessible controls with the exception of the thumb wheel are a joy to use. Fitted with the optional matching finder and hand grip the X2 makes for a fine dedicated urban camera.
One of a kind artistic design but not exactly very responsive and not very consistent performance
utku67, DP Review
15 February 2013
Conclusion: This is truly one of a kind artistic design and apart from using it even only looking at it is a pleasure to the eye. But when it comes to functionality I will not be able to say the same. But the menus are very intelligently designed in a very minimalist but in a very efficient way. I think this menu design should set an example to other manufacturers as well. The image quality, loyalty of colors to the original (real) situation and sharpness is examplary.
Pros: This is truly one of a kind artistic design and apart from using it even only looking at it is a pleasure to the eye. But when it comes to functionality I will not be able to say the same. But the menus are very intelligently designed in a very minimalist but in a very efficient way. I think this menu design should set an example to other manufacturers as well. The image quality, loyalty of colors to the original (real) situation and sharpness is examplary. The in-cam...
Cons: - Auto focus is not functioning properly in low light - ISO levels after 800 is not satisfactory in my opinion. (in Black & White sometimes it tolerates upto 1600 but that's rare) -Self timer resets itself every time. I wish there could be a way to keep it on as long as the user wants. -It is not possible to focus to the objects nearer than 30 cm even with the manual focus. -Cannot focus to the objects closer than 30 cm. but it is my personal experience that in low li...
Excerpt: I went from awe to disapointment at first to loving it. The moment I openned the shipping box I was in awe at the unpackaging and then when I first laid eyes on the Leica x2. I loved the size, weight and how relatively easily I was able to set it up to take photo's right away. However my first images were disappointing and I wondered if I had made a big mistake getting it.
Pros: Good Image Quality, Good in Low Light, Nice Body Color
Summary: This is my first time to take photograph using Leica lens. Leica X2 is a very good alternative equipment for street photography or whenever some bulky equipments are not suitable. The photographs are sharp and lively. The image quality is outstanding and the lens characteristics are exceptional. For me, I use Leica X2 as a primary equipment although I have a DSLR with Carl Zeiss 25mm ZF. Apart from the image quality, ease of control is also critical for a camera.
Summary: I bought this camera because I wanted something that rivaled a DSLR but without the bulk. I first took some pics outside my house with both the Leica and my Canon EOS XSi. I would say that the quality of the pictures was about the same - maybe the Canon pics seemed a little bit sharper but it was hard to tell. I then took the Leica on vacation to Europe. In Europe, I was very happy with the Leica because the camera is small and unassuming.
Excerpt: The X2 is a good camera, but not perfect. The build quality is obvious and it feels good and solid in the hand. The operation is straightforward and quite simple. Leica's approach to keeping things simple is obvious with navigation through menus and changing of camera settings quite easy. I especially like the mechanical dials on top of the camera for adjusting shutter speed and aperture, as I tend to shoot manually.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Nice Body Color, Small / Compact