Why Did You Buy The X100?

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Why Did You Buy The X100?
May 22, 2011

The Panasonic LX5 also has a maximum aperture of f2, it's smaller and lighter, and it's less than half the price of an X100. On top of all that, it has a wider wide (24mm) and it zooms to 90mm. It's gotten great reviews on dpreview.

Is it the retro look?

Does the larger sensor of the X100 give noticeably better picture quality than the sensor of the LX5? The LX5 does have a larger sensor than the usual P&S.

I don't have either camera. I'm tempted by the X100, but it seems a high price to pay for the 'leica rangefinder' look.

I haven't seen any sample pictures from the X100 that are better than the sample pictures from the LX5, and I've never enlarged beyond 11x14.

Why did you choose the X100 over something like the Panasonic LX5?

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