massimogori: The day before Hasselblad starts shipping the Lunar and, zap!, Leica defeats them with the X-Vario!
At least the Lunar has interchangeable lenses, not the joke of a lens this one comes with! The Lunar's horrible too mind.
What a huge overpriced disappointment this is!! For people with more money than sense!
Just a slightly re-styled X2 with a fixed zoom? I hope not - more likely that zoom is a kit lens and this in fact is an interchangeable lens variation of the X series. Shame it doesn't incorporate an EVF as standard - or maybe it does...that thicker top-plate might not just be a styling flourish.
Two or three years back Leica hinted that they were looking into the APS-C interchangeable lens - mirrorless camera market. Maybe this is what they've come up with? But it'll have to be something very special to compete with the price/performance ratio of Fujifilm's offerings...but then I suppose that 'Leica' nameplate will be enough for many people.
Still, looking forward to see what they have up their sleeve.
I go back on what I wrote earlier. Like some others here, I'm starting to think now it will most likely be a FF- M camera with the rangefinder mechanism lobbed off.
An interchangeable lens variation of the X2 with built in EVF I think. Hopefully with an updated sensor incorporating phase-detection elements for faster AF - thats the trend now right?
Good! I'm very - very pleased to hear that Lightroom will not become subscription only for the foreseeable future...it was really worrying me, so I'm now extremely relieved by Adobe's clarification on the subject.
Those new editing module features are really what I've been waiting for.
Seems to be an excellent if incredibly expensive lens. 12 grand! wow.
Does this subscription only model apply to Lightroom and Photoshop Elements too, or just the creative suite?
This camera isn't stellar at higher ISO's - which is a bit problematic for me.
I thought the iPhone's camera would perform a lot better than it did here. Overall it seems to be worst than the others.
I don't get it. Why doesn't this new model incorporate the upgraded hybrid image sensor found in the 100D?
Seems expensive for what it is, and I would of preferred a fast wide-angle to short telephoto lens rather than a prime. I'm of the opinion that prime lenses should only be available for inter-changeable lens camera's thus giving you a choice. A fixed prime lens camera doesn't.
Hopefully this useful tech will appear in the upcoming iPhone 5s/6. Foxconn (and apparently in the near future TSMC also) are major Apple manufacturing partners.
BartyLobethal: Even allowing for the fact that 'noise' gets amplified on the interwebs, this issue has made me reluctant to purchase a D600. There is very little useful information in this advisory, although simple acknowledgement of the problem is welcome. I would like Nikon to put a number on it. If they could say, "20% of customers have experienced this issue" or whatever the actual number is, that would at least let us know the scale of the gamble. Even at 20% (I'm just making this number up) I would be more rather than less inclined to go ahead and get one. The main dissuader has been Nikon's silence, and simply not knowing.
You read my mind!
So no Nikon D400 then?
A very interesting and useful gadget!
Oh and the Digital Split Image focus aid brings back memories of manually focusing using the split screen and microprism ring of my old Practica back in the 80s! It seems very appropriate on this retro-styled camera.
This is a very desirable camera now that they've fixed most of the hardware and software bugs. A few caveats remain for me though - the back panel scroll wheels and dioptre adjustment look like they're constructed of very cheap plastic. As well as the vertical one seemingly way too narrow. I would also of liked to have seen the front mounted rotary focus switch seen on their other X-models rather than this side-mounted one. Apart though from those little details, I really like this camera a lot.
These fab photos just reinforce the fact that its the person behind the camera that's important, not the equipment! Impressive.