My full review of the new X2 is up!

Started May 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: My full review of the new X2 is up!
In reply to Juha Lindstrm, May 11, 2012

No they haven't. To say they did is a lie. They updated a sensor, which everyone does. However, they've continued to use a screen with such low resolution, that it competes with cameras from 2007. I'm wondering if they're planning on an edition version with a nicer screen for 1,000 euros more.

Of course, Leicaphiles will eat this up and argue that a low-res screen is better.

This is just a signal of massive cost-cutting in engineering and lack of vision and reliance on a name.

Juha Lindstrm wrote:

profus wrote:

Tnx for your review. X2 probably is many ways a step further from X1, but in my opinion nothing big enough to make me sell my X1 and buy it. I am really disappointed...

ps. Is it my screen - I find almost all your images to be way oversharpenned?

Maybe you're exactly the intended target group. Sure, there's going to be X1 owners upgrading, but I think Leica is wanting more people on the X-train rather than just focus on getting part of the "old crowd" to upgrade.

They've listened in most critical parts to the comments of the public. They've addressed the mechanics and improved autofocus etc etc. It's sure to bring more potential buyers.

Also, looking at the m-series these evolutionary updates are very typical of Leica. So, people disappointed have been somewhat mislead by their own expectations. In the M-series we got M8, then years later M8.2 evolution which lasted for a year.. and then the M9 revolution, which again lasted several years. Last year we got M9-P and now M-M.

I'd say expect X3 & M10 sometime next year. Photokina will see the interchangeable mirror less with possible M& R lenses through adapters.

Let time pass and think about it. This all makes sense from Leica perspective and don't feel disappointed. This all makes your X1 retain better value until X3, since the update wasn't "that big".

And yes, it's probably your screen. They looked fine to me

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