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.
Excerpt: Now I know what the Leica look is all about. There is a 3-D look to it. In 60 years of photography, I have never been so impressed with a camera. I have used Rolleflex, Nikon F100, pentax 645 and NikonD5100. But this leica x2 will be all I will use. What I like is how easy it is to use. No complicated menu. It all about taking pictures. My favorite feature is the VIVID setting. Its amazing. If you have ever shot with Fujichrome VELIVIA you will like this setting.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good in Low Light, Nice Body Color, Small / Compact
Excerpt: A very good and luxurious compact camera. Where it lacks in specs compared to Japanese-made brands (in terms of specs but those aren't everything), it makes up in it's build quality and ease of use and legendary brand.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Nice Body Color, Small / Compact