cowboybebop: The reality of Leica's Q is to only find a way to create a RX1R or Rx100 or X100T that is double to 4 times the cost. Or a Leica CL Digital that can not change lenses ! OR you can look at this fact that Leica cold have mated a manual zoom like the 16-18-21 or 21-35-50 mm that have been around and produce excellent quality. A 24MP sensor is not a big deal either.
I have been a long time M & R shooter for several years. But in reality I can fit a Leica Lens on almost any other digital camera full frame or APSC body. SO..in reality...the is again another case of "less" and not equal to any of the other full frame mirrorless cameras. Just look at the release yesterday of the Sony A7R Mk2...even with out a lens the cost is dramatically less and with the 5 axis IS.
Leica will see some sales but it is not serious contender. So now what happens when Sony releases a new RX1R Mk2 with a 36mp or 43mp sensor...Still shooting film with M & R lenses and bodies. Leica Digital NOT!
Leica hasn't come up with anything revolutionary in a very long time and is using sensors from more advanced camera/lens makers. The Q looks just like a rebadged RX1/R with minor improvements.
ttran88: At least Leica is offering its users a FF camera with an EVF. At the same time Leica has just confirm the future is EVF. Nice camera!
Wow....really??? Just because LEICA has caught up to the rest of the world it is now in fashion?
baggy1: People previously lusting after a Fuji x100t must think it now looks cheap because this Leica looks very desirable.Beautifully made with all the specs I would want in a camera.Think they have nailed it this time.
Sorry but it looks just like the Sony RX1, but with the EVF in the body. Nothing revolutionary there.
Mike Fewster: The Leica is going to sell a lot of Sony RX1s. It is already directing attention back to that camera Pick up an RX1, the build quality is at Leica levels. Would you prefer a 27 mm or a 35mm lens on a fixed focal length camera? Check the IQ of an RX1, only the very best large bodies pro FF with the very best glass are with it. Now compare the price of the Sony and the Leica.Then there is the rumoured replacement for the RX1. If rumours are correct, it will have the new patented curved Sony sensor which should be a technological breakthrough in terms of size/cost IQ. I'd probably buy the RX1 in prefeernce right now but there is now way I'd buy the Leica until I had seen the new RX1.
Couldn't agree more. The new Q seems like a glorified RX1/R. I wouldn't be surprised if the sensor was made by Sony.
Photoman: Love the camera, but money towards a new Sony A7RII seems a more sensible choice.
Because Leica does not have the R&D and production capability to create their own high tech sensor like the one in the Q.
Yes, but the Q, which probably uses a Sony sensor, just seems like its marginally better than the Sony RX1/R and the A7RII with the new 35mm will outperform the Q both for pics and film
cosmonaut: I don't know how many has tried the Sony RX1 in B&W mode but it's pretty impressive and much cheaper.
The Sony RX1 is one of the best fixed lens cameras in the world currently available...Hands down!
Peiasdf: I'd go with a RX1.
The RX1 is an amazing camera
discbrake: Easiest pick. No brainer. Sony RX1R hands down. Full-Frame sensor with 35mm F/2.0 Zeiss lens. Perfect combination.
Superior IQ? Enlighten me please as to which camera you are referring to?
MMS: Why does the GM1 get a Gold Award with 78% but the Sony RX100M2 gets a Silver Award with 79%???
For lack of better words....that's LAME!
piticoto: dpreview staff should know better about political scene of the world before picking someone's photographic work in the neighboring country because "a picture is wort a thousand words". Tamas Dezso was documenting since 2011, with pictures in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He was paid to do this work. Who paid him had a purpose and the photographer needed to know what the "employer" wanted/wants. Or if he wasn't paid then he had a nationalist agenda.
That would be a tremendous!!! I would love to see that.
Why does the GM1 get a Gold Award with 78% but the Sony RX100M2 gets a Silver Award with 79%???
Exactly....FULL FRAME in a very small package with an awesome Zeiss lens.
Seagull67: The best fixed lens camera is probably the iPhone 5. Literally anyone can now take an excellent photo using it & applying an Instagram filter, you can make calls, email on it and browse the web too. Can't do that on any of the above, but the 100XS is a very lovely 'dad necklace', goes well with a Harris Tweed jacket.
If you are going that route, then I would take the HTC One, Galaxy 4 or the Nokia 1020 over the IPhone 5 any day.
Hands down Sony RX1R. Smallest FULL FRAME camera in the world with an amazing lens, DXO score of 93!