What Leica should do with the X2

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photo perzon
photo perzon Veteran Member • Posts: 4,402
What Leica should do with the X2

Things are moving so fast in the camera world what is Leica to do

Here are my completely uninformed two cents:

Leica's strenght is the glass

Many good cameras come with no viewfinder, Leica should not fight the viewfinder electronic wars. For example the Sony NEX5N, Samsung NX200, E-P3, and so on don't come with it. A viewfinder with a fixed 36mm is not really needed, as it is easy to guess what is being shot

Create the X2 with a 36mm fixed fast lens, say a 1.4. That would please everybody and make news. Note the small lens in the Fuji X100 is a 2.0, so it can be done. If Leica wants to be able to charge $ 3000 make it a f1.2. Give it great ISO 6400. Fast focus. Good jpegs and RAWs. Built in flash. That keeps it light and small. Give it the same controls as the X1. Put a Nikon 921K LCD 3". SInce it is a Leica and it is pricey let it have filters.

No viewfinder, no fancy movie, no slow motion, no IS, no editing in camera, no flip up screen.

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