Excellent image quality, Wi-Fi connectivity
The Leica C delivers good images, with bright saturated colours, along with a whole host of features, including excellent Wi-Fi control and sharing. The compact body fits neatly into your pocket, and despite the small size feels well built with quick access to controls.
The Leica C gives a good zoom range, with full manual controls and raw shooting.
Despite the negatives outlined above, this is an excellent camera and one I would not hesitate to recommend. In fact, I think the camera is way underrated and had Leica not botched its introduction it would have been a very good seller. As it sits right now, it is an undiscovered gem. Many people will not give this camera a try because of all of the negative publicity. I know I almost didn't. I'm glad now that I took the chance.
Extremely quiet shutter, Excellent noise performance
The Leica X Vario is quite unique in that it is one of very few cameras with a large APS-C CMOS sensor and zoom lens. Most other APS-C sensor cameras have stuck with a fixed focal length lens to keep the camera as small as possible. Whereas the Leica X Vario is roughly the same size as a APS-C mirrorless camera with standard kit lens.
Extremely high quality results
It's a lovely little camera, great IQ, nice handling and of high quality build. Whether it's for you is for you to decide - buy it or don't buy it. But I'd urge anyone who is interested in a camera like this to ignore the yammering on the internet and simply try one out - you might actually be pleasantly surprised.
First things first: The Leica M-E is the current revision of the venerable M9 - other than the absence of a USB port and frame preview lever, it's *physically* identical to the M9.
The rangefinder paradigm is admittedly not for everybody but if you ever fell in love with shooting 35mm film on a Contax or a Zeiss Ikon, the M-E might be just the perfect digital camera for you!
The body is solid and the build quality is unequaled.
The perfect keep-with-you-always camera
I was looking for a solid second camera that I could keep in my purse so that I would always have a camera on hand (something better than my iphone.) My previous portable was an old Lumix point and shoot with a crazy zoom lens. It was a good camera when I bought it in 2007 but it couldn't compare in image quality to my iphone, and the extreme zoom was too hard to get a sharp image from.
Excellent image quality, Bright f/1.4 wide angle lens
The Leica D-Lux 6 is a superb camera with many DSLR features packed into a compact body with a number of external controls, which produces excellent images. If you have a good budget to spend and aren't concerned by large amounts of optical zoom, but want a serious camera capable of great results, you can't go wrong, although the price will be off-putting to many.
Brilliantly fast lens, Sleek design
My time with the Leica D-Lux 6 was brief, but it was enough to help get me past my initial reservations. I should mention again that I come from a big rig. I am not a compact camera user, and while I have thought about getting a compact camera, I havenâ?? t actively pursued that route. The D-Lux 6 has shown me what a compact camera with a super-fast lens can do, and while my largest gripe is the LCD screen, I can partially forgive that given what the camera can produce.
Excellent image quality - very sharp results
The Leica X1 was quite unique when first announced, as one of very few cameras available with a large APS-C sized sensor. This partly justified the high price of the Leica X1, however since then, there has been a number of new cameras, with large sensors, such as the Fujifilm X100 with optical/electronic hybrid viewfinder, the Sigma DP1/DP2 Merrill with 46mp Foveon sensor, as well as a number of mirrorless cameras (with practicallty all of them cheaper than the Leica X2).
Size sensor is large and this makes for sharp, detailed images
We love the Leica X2, but it's a far cry from a mainstream camera and, therefore, won't be suited to many of our readers. However, it's this distinctiveness that makes it a desirable camera.
Not only does the X2 look delectable - that understated "for those in the know" kind of good - but its images are equally great too.
Excellent color rendition
Overall, we think that the Leica X2 is a niche camera that not everyone can appreciate. While its 35mm fixed focal length and lack of a video function may be seen as limitations, the X2's target audience of serious enthusiasts will likely appreciate the camera's build and lens quality, dedicated controls and good low-light performance. Of course, all that comes at a premium, as well.
Beautiful looks and build, Great photo quality
The Leica X2 is a bit of curio, to be honest. When compared to the likes of the Sony NEX-7, Fujifilm X10 or Panasonic GF5, it comes across as slow, light on features, inflexible and expensive. And yes, it's all those things. But it's also a Leica, with the cachet, build quality and truly superb lens that that entails.
If you're looking for something a little different, a little quirkier, a little classier than the average point-and-shoot, the X2 fits the bill snugly.
Great build quality and finish
The Leica X2 is a superb expert compact that'll please photo enthusiasts looking for a simple model that takes great-quality pictures and which isn't too slow to use. But the generally excellent quality makes it all the more difficult to overlook blips like the 230,000-dot screen and non-existent video mode.
Very sturdy, with a magnesium alloy body
The question remains, though: Is the Monochrom worth the price? For most people, the answer is clearly no, as there are cameras that are simply cheaper and perform better. Even for Leica enthusiasts, the Monochrom is more expensive than the M9, M9-P, and even the new M Type 240. It may produce slightly higher resolution, but not enough to justify the difference in price and flexibility.
This Camera Does It All!
If you do decide on purchasing the V-Lux 40, I hope you will be very happy with it! I know I am, and until the day Nikon or Canon make a significant improvement in their DSLR cameras in the price range I am comfortable in - I am perfectly fine and happy with this beautiful, little piece of technology.
Admittedly pretty good and moreover consistent snapshot photography
While most of us wouldn't normally dream of spending £550 on a snapshot camera - and doubtless there will be some in the Photography Blog readership spitting feathers, especially when the outlay could otherwise bag you a Sony Cyber-shot RX100 if you wanted to stick to premium compacts rather than DSLRs or CSCs - the boxy yet elegant V-Lux 40 will continue to win a select user base among Leica fanatics and those who want to stand apart from the crowd.
A host of future proofing and manual control
Contentious pricing aside, the Leica V-LUX 30 is a very capable camera with a host of future proofing and manual control if pointing and shooting eventually numbs brain and senses. Whilst it may not be the cheapest nor sport the biggest lens, the Leica could be said to be conceivably the only travel zoom camera you may ever need - missing out only on being weatherproofed and shockproofed to truly make it a jack of all trades.
Good design and build quality
The 16x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation is very useful, with a wide angle view and detail is good at both ends of the lens, producing very good images and videos. The camera is very easy to use and feels good with a solid design. Yes, the camera is much more expensive than the very similar Panasonic Lumix TZ-20, but you are getting an a camera with a superb name, it looks classy and you get the Adobe software and two-year warranty.
A very well made camera
The Leica V-Lux 30 isn't the first compact from the manufacturer to simply look like a more expensive version of an existing Panasonic and one assumes nor will it be the last. The bare facts are that it is, however, a very well made camera that performs very well and in that sense, if you're on the lookout for a travel zoom, the V-Lux 30 could well be the only travel zoom you may ever need. Bear that in mind and Ã? Â£550 begins to look less contentious, as does Ã?
Classic minimalist Leica aesthetic
The Leica V-Lux 30 is a 15.1 megapixel (14.1 MP effective) digital camera designed to offer a range of high quality photo options and 1080i-AVCHD full HD video capability. A follow up to the V-Lux 20, that featured a 12x zoom and a 12.1 MP sensor, the 16x zoom lens on the V-Lux 30 features an extended range of focal lengths, equivalent to 24 to 384 mm in 35-mm format, suitable for a variety of shots such as wide-angle, macro, and telephoto shots of subjects at a distance.
With the ability to achieve crisp results no matter which point weâ??d arrived at in the Leica V-Lux 30â??s expansive focal range, and if we liked pinpoint where those images were shot on the world stage, the Leica whilst not being freezeproof, waterproof and shockproof is nevertheless one of the best realised travel zooms out there. Quality doesnâ??t come cheap however, which is the largest barrier to purchase when it comes to this ultimate travel companion for the point and shoot photographer.
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