Help me decide Leica X1 or Fuji X100?

Started Jan 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
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ekaton Contributing Member • Posts: 619
Re: The answer is FUJIFILM X-Pro1

I owned the X1 since May 2010 and the Fuji since it was released last year (both sold in the last 4 weeks). The X100 is the better camera in every respect, irrespective of price. The hybrid VF is brilliant, DR and high iso capability among the best aps-c sensor cameras. And lastly, its lens is one full stop faster then the X1's. The Leica wins in looks and jacket pocketability, but other than that, the Fuji is the one to get. The ferry tale of Leicas superior IQ does not hold up in any blind test. They are both superb as far as IQ is concerned. The AF of the Fuji is faster, without being really fast compared to 2011 state of the art technology. Zone focusing and adjusting zones is faster and easier with the X100 and lastly, forget about using the Leica lcd in sunlight. OVF with information overlay, EVF, or usable lcd on the one hand versus OVF with no information only on the other hand is what you have to frame and compose in bright daylight. It matters in day to day use.

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