Leica X1 review at DPReview

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Amin Sabet, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Many here have probably seen this: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/LeicaX1/

    What do you think? Puts :43: in a good light, doesn't it? I still think the X1 is bound to have the image quality advantage at base ISO, but not by enough to sell it to me.
     
  2. kman

    kman Mu-43 Rookie Charter Member

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    Dec 20, 2009
    Fort Wayne IN
    I pre-ordered an X1 and in the mean time I bought an EP-1 ---- now I am not going to spend $2000 on the X1, sorry Leica

    kman
     
  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Same here.
    I liked the X1 but my Pen & G1 do that and more.
    I did see some prints from the X1 and they looked good but nothing to write home about.
     
  4. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    It's such a shame that Leica didn't come into m4/3rds... I would have loved a simple, clean Leica body and a chance to see the Leica difference in lenses designed for the m4/3rds standard.

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  5. kman

    kman Mu-43 Rookie Charter Member

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    Dec 20, 2009
    Fort Wayne IN
    I agree

    that would have been a really cool thing if Leica would have joined the micro 4/3 group --- but then they probably would not sell as many M9's. However I would never be able to afford an M9 anyways, so a Leica x1 style micro 4/3 would be right up my alley.
    oh well back to the working mans leica --- my oly ep-1

    kman