More Small Cameras: Leica X1 Field Report at Luminous Landscape

by Miserere

  

Leica X1Michael Reichmann has today published his thoughts after 3 weeks of using the Leica X1. Read it over at Luminous Landscape.

For those of you not in the know, the Leica X1 is the company’s first foray into the compact large-sensor market. Featuring Sony’s excellent 12MP APS-C CMOS sensor, it boasts a fixed 36mm-equiv. f/2.8 lens. A Leica lens, of course. It has no viewfinder, but does have a hotshoe which allows the attachment of an optional optical VF (after you’ve handed over $350). Like its big sisters in the M line, all the main shooting parameters are controlled via wheel dials instead of menus. The price? Well, it is a Leica, so it needs its own paragraph for the pricing (please contact me if you know pricing in mainland Europe and Japan).

US: $2,000
UK: £1,320
EU: €????
Japan: ¥????

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