X Vario Not so Bad?

Started Jun 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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X Vario Not so Bad?
Jun 11, 2013

No matter how you look at it, it's smaller than the M and has a similar form factor and ergonomics - just like the X2. It's nice that the family is all similar - especially if you have multiple bodies.

Now assuming the M platform had a zoom, let alone such a nice range of "28-70mm" (equivalent), it would be a similar size and bulk as this. You can't make it faster and maintain a small size - which is perhaps even more important in the "M aesthetic." People would howl if the lens were larger.

"This one goes to 12,500." A decent top-end on ISO means that this zoom lens isn't all that slow anymore - especially if you consider the camera has a built-in flash.

Say what you will, the X2 made nice pictures, as does this camera from what we've seen so far. I'll take an APS-C sized sensor over smaller ones any day. Okay, it's not full frame... You have to draw the line somewhere, and the zoom takes this into account.  No harm, no foul.

I dare say this IS a "Mini M" in many ways...

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