Summary: I've owned too many digicams to count since the 90's. Many will point out that the X1 or X2 lags in technology features. I agree many other cameras over the past few years have more bells + whistles but IMO those features hinder my picture taking.
I was interest this model more than the old one x1 that I had.
27 November 2012
Summary: The system of Leica never made anyone unacceptable . I like style unique that another brand duplicate them. The picture result very sharp and clear faster focus helping more easy shot by shot, I have only one brand trust and truly tell about how nice of picture created things.
Summary: The LEICA X2 is the best compact camera ever. Taking snapshots of friends, places, strolling around the city... is the most fun and spontaneous camera with the classic 35mm professional quality. Assembled by hand in germany. Best camera ever.
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.
Summary: I shot with this camera for one year and loved the simplicity of shooting. The photos were wonderful; rich in color and sharp. I especially liked the spot metering when needed. I have since moved up to a Leica M9, but miss the X2 for a quick point and shoot camera.
Summary: A lot of negative reviews on the X2 are based on the fact that the X2 is overpriced, lack of zoom, video, and many popular features available in lower end cameras. Truth is, you pay $2k for the image quality produced by this Leica lens/processor combo.
Summary: A Rolex doesn't tell time any better than a cheap watch.....a Ferrari doesn't carry the kids to school very well, and a leica doesn't take pictures better than a lot of other cameras. If you don't want to pay the price, then buy a cheaper camera.
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.