Everyone knows you need at least an APSC size sensor to take pics of your cat ;)
Nukunukoo: It is possible that the moron who conceived and designed the Hassleblad Lunar and this Leica X Vario is the one and the same idiot.
Hey, I'll just attach a red dot on my X20 and I can resell it for $1200! It has a wider zoom, faster lens, OIS, digital overlay OVF, 60fps 1080p, faster focusing...
Buy a Leica X1 for the red dot and buy the X100s and still save money with better pics.
CanonKen: I see this lens, then the 18-55mm f/2.8-4 Fuji just released and wonder why a lens like that couldn't be used here. Leica has always jammed fast lenses in small spaces. And an on-lens aperture ring would have been nice (though the one on the body is a decent concession).
They are wayyyyyy too far off from competition to the M. Not even close. What you have here is the retarded cousin that nobody speaks of and is embarrassing in social situations. No disrespect to those with disabilities.
Babka08: Ah... ahh... ahhh... FUJI!
Buy an old Leica X1 and take the red dot off and super glue it to the Fuji and still save money and have a better cam.
supeyugin1: Oh, I like that cutout around Red Dot on their half-case, and the strap is pretty impressive too!
The notch cut out for the red dot is just a bit much. Why not cover the whole damn slow lens cam and just expose the red dot since that is what is important right?
Mrrowe8: What asshat is buying this Flaming turd ? Makes no sense , for same price u could buy Nikon d600 .. Or Sony rx1 why would anyone be as stupid as to buy this ? Just cause it says Lieca are people that ignorant ??
Sadly most people are stupid.
Dear Leica.You are not protecting your M sales by producing #$%@ at three to four times the market price. You are just giving them reason to shop elsewhere. Make the Digital CL at that price not some paper weight in two years time. At that price you can rent a M for all your shooting occasions for a couple years. You are dumb. Stick to your strengths.Sincerely,Everyone with a brain.
Nukunukoo: Slow lens, at that price? Would have been cooler if they did a MFT- sized sensor with F1.8.
It would have been cooler if they focused on not crapping and putting a red dot on it.
karl722: I've been thinking about this, and have come to one conclusion. This camera is meant for the Chinese market.
Think about it, there's tons of suddenly-affluent, status-symbol-seeking Chinese these days, who might not really know the backstory of what's going on here. This especially makes sense when you read about how the Hasselblad brand has changed hands, and how the previous owner still holds exclusive rights to Asian distribution; it suddenly makes sense.
And of course it has to be released in the US first, with much (badly done) hoopla, to make it more desirable in trendy foreign markets.
The newly rich Chinese are not entirely stupid or blind.
zodiacfml: Shut up and take my money!
Fools and money...
I would say someone should make the grip and skin for this to save a few thou but it is so fukein ugly nobody would buy the kit.
sounder71: Is this a review or A vs GR comparison that DP has here?!
I have them both and the GR is going back. I don't need a camera with gazillion menu settings, crappy metering,flimsy built, fake colors representation, oh and the snap focus thing-it will take one forever to learn how to use it properly.
I understand the GR underdog romance and all, but when it come to IQ the A has the GR beat. Also, I have not missed any "decisive moment wit the A yet.
Maybe it's just you R Butler, not the camera
Feel better now?
If the Ricoh GR was $300 more than the "A" I would still get the GR.
Cailean Gallimore: The X100s knocks both the Nikon and the Ricoh out of the ring just with it's beautiful and extremely useful viewfinder. Slightly better high ISO doesn't matter much unless you're shooting indoors most of the time. Who are these people who shoot at high ISO so much of the time? Lol! Silly nonsense.
The X100 is great but I like the one hand shooting style the GR and X20 give over the X100
Richard L Goujon: Agreed with marike 6: I'm using a D800 and when I take a look at the coolpix A gallery original files I' m impressed by the sharp images, color balance and rendering. Really impressive. It reminds me my nikon 35 Ti film camera, sharp as a samurai blade!
Just crop to 35mm and Voila! A gold award cam.
jackspra: Why was a review of the d4 never done and why is this question never answered
No good deed goes unpunished from armchair keyboard commandos.
JohnyP: I hate to admit this, but i think your reviews are largely irrelevant now. You can't keep up with volume of cameras and reviews simply matter less. People are quite fed up with reviews and buy what they want and ignore opinions.
I know i do and i believe many others are doing the same.
I just love grumpy posters.
New digital LomoKind of cool.How small can they make the camera?
xc1427: when does dpreview turn to be a rumor website ?
I do not like DPR being owned by Amazon.
agentul: "this will be great for street photography"
i had to say that, because no one else had until now and the comments felt empty.