The shooting experience review is very personal. It's ok being personal and should be personal, but... I'm sorry but I have to say I can't really trust a personal review from someone who can publish those pictures as a part of his experience with this camera.
asp1880: "The viewfinder now operates at 200Hz, meaning a lag of just 0.005 seconds." This is not necessarily correct. The lag can be anything and is not directly related to the frequency, as the quote implies.
XT-1 EVF is very fast.
rhZhao: I think Leica should focus on making good product instead of make the production process looks good.
Because everything inside the camera is made by Japanese. Only thing they did is the enclosure and color calibration.
mauijohn: Overall this smartphone is a lot better than my Canon S100 to carry in my pocket without worrying the lense got stuck with "lense error" message on lcd. Plus the zoom is double on this phone.
Yep. the question is how long this thing last.
Epkappa: If I say that i prefer, honestly, the images before the calibration? The calibrated one looks too neon for me..
I posted the same question. I prefer BEFORE.
Am I the only one who prefer the color of before calibration?
Finally Mr. Egami on dpreview.
aftab: Canon 6, Nikon 3, iPhone 2. These are among 60 of course. Excellent images. Some are really stunning.
I couldn't tell which one was taken with mobile.
Excellent color. Love film.
photosen: Nice article. I'm sure this camera will find it's market, and good luck to them; beyond Leica's lenses I don't find their wares appealing.
Yes, sure. Leica also should sell memory cards made with aluminum case for $500.
It's pathetic that they have to emphasize how the body is made... This is probably the only distinctive feature of this gadget.
Zvonimir Tosic: To understand the present, you must first understand the past. Why are Japanese cameras cheaper?
After the WWII, Germany was stripped of all its intellectual property, its industrial and technology patents made void. It was devastating to German companies who have totally lost momentum, and it created a huge bonanza for manufacturers elsewhere (particularly in the US and Japan).
Many of (then) smaller Japanese companies had actually been repair shops before the war, and were familiar with the construction of the cameras, and most had experience fabricating hard to get parts. The economic boom following shortly after made Japanese into de-facto holders of 95% of world's photography related patents. Which Leica must pay for through the nose, of course, being such a small manufacturer from Germany. When buying any component, because of its small purchasing power, Leica pays many times *more* for same parts than some Japanese camera company.
Is this supposed to be an excuse for the price of this camera?
I expected really good sample images, but they are nothing different from its competitors, or could be worse.
The color and contrast are not attractive at all for me.
The price seems to be incredibly low.
Really great pictures.
OK, this one is probably for very old people who never goes out from his home.
Eiffel: Sad, I though this site was about photography not fashion
Fashion? Do you really think this thing is fashionable????
I have never understood those ultra heavy camera accessories. Camera manufactures spend zillions of hours to reduce 10 gram, and this thing is 100 g heavier than the lighter option.
ahh, another Dusseldorf deadpan in different form...