Greg VdB: The "low-profile" thing is just a marketing tool. These days, everybody runs around with all kinds of bags containing smartphones, tablets, phablets, notebooks, and what have you not. The bags portrayed above could contain ANY of these, and pickpockets are really not going to pass on a good opportunity to steal an unattended bag just because it doesn't scream "photo-bag"! Just stay vigilent in crowds, and if possible avoid areas with higher crime rates...
Yet, in a crowd, you're more likely to be mistaken for a simple employee going to work. What's more, the shoulder bag looks good.
Couscousdelight: The H-res mode is not impressive at all... pretty disapointing.http://tof.canardpc.com/view/e426f924-0969-4b13-9827-da97dc9afe54.jpg
Are you serious? The 40mp samples look impressive, considering that they come from a 16mp sensor...
2tnut: Nice review. When are you going to review the best android phone currently, the note 4?
He's a Samsung fanboy, so he knows in advance. ;)
mrkarisma: When will the Galaxy S4, aka the most common android smartphone, get android 5.0 /L?
I wonder if Leica will be able to survive this.
Gunston Gun: free lifetime sensor replacement for goodwill, until they found the real solution to resolve the issue.yeah... good one
read well... the replacement is free only for three years... so basically their solution is: buy a leica M, beause we are not able to fix the problem.
Markol: Last year's Nexus 5 was a high-end phone as well but it was priced way lower. Plus, Motorola has yet to prove they can make decent cameras. I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised by the IQ of my Nexus 5, esp. IS works very well. And I didn't expect it from LG. If only Samsung had made this, they know how to make a phone camera.
Nokia is not the number one at all. They only have two phones that are truly superior: the 808 and the 1020. The rest are just good cameraphones, and not as good as samsung and sony's best products.
They know how to make a phone camera, yet they don't have a phone with OIS yet... what's more, you've already decided that the camera is inferior to Samsung without even seeing a sample...
Flashback: Have to agree, the price is too high, despite being gorgeous.I paid just £159 for my Nexus4. May just have to settle for a 5:-(
Too high? Did you look at the specs? It's probably the best phablet out there, yet it's not the most expensive, since it costs less than both the iphone 6 plus and the sammy note 4.
LOL... nice headline! :)
Nice article for beginners, thanks! More stuff like this, please... ;)
Nice modern design! Finally someone is moving on. I really don't understand why we're still designign cameras as they were 30 years ago.
caravan: A compact camera with zoom lens makes no sense and is not needed.
LOL... ok, thanks for revealing me the Truth! I'm going to burn my Oly XZ-10! I have been such a fool to think that I would need a zoom!
The Squire: No 4K video? At this price?
Because otherwise there would have been even more people like you commenting on forums with posts like "no fullhd video? at this price?" ;-)
Would you despise a Ferrari because it has only 2 seats? :) This is not a camera for videographers, there are much better options than this, and Leica is not a brand which builds cameras that try to do everything well. Rather, they specialize on an single function (taking pictures).
PowerG9atBlackForest: Omitting the icon (other companies desperately do want one) is some form of self-destruction, another sign of schizophrenia at Leica?
I think that, if they did it, they have a good reason. Presumably, they have done some interviews among their users and concluded that most users would prefer a camera which is less attractive to thieves rather than the chance to boast the fact that they have a Leica.
Very trivial pictures... 8 out of 10 are monkeys. Why BW? Because the pictures are so trivial that the photog desperately needed something to make them interesting?P.S.: to Dpreview... next time I'll send you my holiday pictures, 8 out of 10 will be cats, but I'll take them with a Nokia and maybe you'll publish them too...
Suave: Why, why, why smaller screen always means downgraded specs? Why can't there be a high end 4" Android phone with top-notch hardware? Why it's either 6" monstrosity or bastardized "mini"?
You can have it... it's called Sony Xperia Z1 Compact! :)
miiicho: Wow, according to gsm arena, this one has got dual SIM. 350 is a bit high, but we'll see what will the street price be. Under 300 this could be a buy.
A bit high? It's a Moto G with a slightly better camera and larger screen, but with the same resolution!
tompabes2: Two turkeys don't make an eagle.
(follows)Yes, they copied what the others did... after some years, canon entered the ILS market that they had underestimated, and microsoft entered the mobile market that they had underestimated as well. But they haven't been able to regain market share in a market that had been conquered by others already (google, apple, sony, panasonic, olympus...).What can they achieve if they collaborate? Nothing new. Because neither of them has been able to innovate the market recently there's not any reason to think that together they could behave differently.