Feel Sorry for Leica: X1 blown out of water by Ricoh ?

Started Nov 10, 2009 | Discussions thread
barjohn Senior Member • Posts: 1,197
Re: Quit making excuses...

The number of viewers that have looked at both sets of images and concluded that the GXR images are superior to the X1 images is too large to be merely coincidence. Further it includes many Leica die hards that would have preferred it to be the other way around but just couldn't see it. In particular the bokeh of the lens on the X1 is terrible in the images and not very Leica like. There was not comparison in the noise at ISO 1600 either. Other factors may make one camera a winner and the other a loser in the market place where one is willing to trade IQ for something else such as the manual controls or faster AF, etc. In comparing the X1 images with the GF1, I think the GF1 comes out ahead but when comparing the GF1 to the Ricoh, I think the Ricoh comes out ahead.
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