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Leica X1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 208 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the image quality and design are generally positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback. There are some critical opinions about the contrast and image stabilizer. The low light performance and reliability get mixed reviews.

performance, portability, usability, design, image quality

price, battery, focus, stabilizer , contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Leica X1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Leica X1 review

 

Don't go for a DSLR, says Leica – go for a premium compact bursting with retro cool instead. So should you?

Pricey and a tad limited in scope and skill, but takes fantastic snaps if you know how to use it. And it’s one of the most stylish cameras around

Aug, 2010

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Don't go for a DSLR, says Leica – go for a premium compact bursting with retro cool instead. So should you?

Pricey and a tad limited in scope and skill, but takes fantastic snaps if you know how to use it. And it's one of the most stylish cameras around

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Matt Golowczynski (techradar.com)

Leica X1 review

 

Is this the compact camera enthusiasts have been begging for?

Excellent image quality with raw files ; Sharp lens right up to edges of the frame ; Beautiful, lightweight and pocket-friendly body ; Analogue dials provide immediate and easy control over exposure ; Reliable metering system

Slow and hesitant AF system ; Below-par LCD quality ; JPEG quality could be better ; Priced far higher than competing models ; Minimum focusing distance of 30cm can be limiting

Crucially, what the X1 sets out to do it does well: that is, to provide high-quality images in a small and compact body

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (techadvisor.co.uk)

Leica X1 review

 

Leica is known for the exquisite craftsmanship of its cameras and for the hefty price tag that accompanies them. The story here is exactly that: the Leica X1's knobs and dials recall a traditional Rangefinder camera such as the Leica M8 beloved of...

The Leica X1 is beautifully engineered, and enjoys solid yet lightweight metal construction. It has a great quality lens and is capable of delivering almost three dimensional lifelike images. So what's not to like? Er, have you seen the price? Also...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Leica X1 review

 

The Leica X1 looks and feels like a proper camera that is worthy of the Leica name, and it is capable of recording high-quality raw files.However, it is let down by its poor AF performance, low-resolution screen and intermittently slow processing....

Apr, 2014

Expert review by (professionalphotographer.co.uk)

Leica announces firmware update for LEICA X1

 

Leica Camera AG has announced a firmware update for its high-performance digital compact camera

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Jonathan Margolis (howtospendit.ft.com)

Leica X1

 

It's not overloaded with features – but then, that's the point

Jun, 2010

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Leica X1 Hands-On Preview

 

The Leica X1 is a top-end compact camera with an APS-C sized sensor. Here is a preview of this £1395 compact.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Leica X1 review

 

The Leica X1 has a large DSLR-like APS-C CMOS sensor in a compact body for the ultimate quality, but is the X1 the ultimate luxury fixed-lens compact? The What Digital Camera Leica X1 review...

Good quality optic, unique build

Price, LCD resolution & size, ‘Image Stabilization

The X1 is no ordinary camera. Designed very specifically to facilitate a fairly niche area of the market, its fixed 24mm (36mm equivalent) will rule out many buyers looking for something altogether different – and for less than the £1395 asking price....

Jan, 2010

Expert review by (photographymonthly.com)

Leica X1

 

Latest compact from the high end camera manufacturer

Leica has launched its own store.Selling the full Leica range of products, the store is located in 34 Bruton Place, Mayfair situated between Old Bond Street and Berkeley Square, London W1

Sep, 2009

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