Summary: I bought Canons, Nikons, Olympus over many years in the 1000 price range. I began looking at the Leica X2 but didnt want to step up to the 2000 or so price range as an amateur photographer. Made the leap a couple of months ago and what a difference. Great pictures and easy to use. I spent two weeks in Italy and shot close to 2500 pictures. I did at the end of the trip not close the leather case I bought separately and slung the camera over my shoulder.
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. This is a minimalist camera for taking excellent quality still pictures.
I was interest this model more than the old one x1 that I had.
12 January 2013
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: 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. SIMPLICITY EXAMPLE; my wife had a Panasonic P&S and I had the older Leica C-Lux 3 P&S (which were sister cameras).
Excerpt: I am very impressed by quality of pictures and by convenience of use, as well as by quality of finishing and design. Absolutely perfect, to my opinion and experience. It is true example of high art of camera design. Quality of image on ISO 1600 is very good. Very easy to set up any mode - minimum menus and settings required. Problems: Only con - auto ISO setting does not work properly.
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: UPDATE 12/11/2012: It's now six months since I got the X2 and I'm still *loving* it! The photo quality rivals and, in some instances, exceeds that of my DSLRs. The vibrant color and sharpness of the images right out of the camera is uncanny. The RAW files just have a ton of dynamic range! This has become my "walking around" camera and I always slip it in a coat pocket if I'm going out.
Conclusion: Batterilivslängd: 5 Bildkvalitet: 5 Hållbarhet: 5
Underbar kamera. Ville komma ner i storlek från min D7000 och ändå behålla bildkvalitet. Väldigt liten och diskret. Perfekt för gatufotografering eller andra situationer där man inte vill släpa med sin DSLR.
Bättre eller åtminstone lika bra bilder som med mitt 17-55/2.8 och då skall vi inte ens börja jämföra vikt/storlek.
Pros: Bildkvalitet, vikt, enkelhet (om det är ett plus).
Cons: Jag tycker inte det är minus men det som jag kan tänka mig att andra finner mindre bra: Snabbhet jämfört med en DSLR (speciellt bild till bild tiden). Bara en brännvidd. Priset.