Magnar W: A camera built to last for hundred of years, with an already outdated sensor? ;-)
Hardly outdated. Perhaps not the class leader in terms of noise, but close enough that I certainly wouldn't call it outdated. Very few companies use their own sensors in their bodies, including Leica, and they bought what they felt was the best model for their requirements. They would need a company that would work with them on micro lens design, thickness of cover glass, etc. in order to maintain 'M' lens compatibility, and that would limit their options somewhat.
Why is it people seem to feel that a product that isn't right for THEM is necessarily a bad product?
With the SL Leica has:* The beginnings of a modern AF system* A platform for people with 'R' lenses* A professional grade 35mm camera with weatherproofing, dual card slots, GPS, WiFi, etc.* A competitive autofocus system * Profile support for a vast world of 'M' lenses* A modern sensor with good high ISO performance--better than many cameras currently used by professionals* Solid build quality* A unique user experience that may or may not be to your taste* The best EVF currently on the market with all its associated pros and cons* A maximum frame rate of 11fps
Just buy the camera that will let you take the pictures you want to take. By that measure, the Leica SL may well be the perfect camera for many--especially photographers who have been waiting for a platform for their arsenal of 'R' lenses for almost twenty years.
- Jared Willson