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Leica X2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews of Leica X2. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the design and portability are generally positive. The usability and image quality also get good opinions. There are some mixed reviews about the shutter, and many are less positive about the viewfinder and low light performance.

performance, image quality, usability, portability, design

focus, low-light, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Leica X2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Leica X2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Leica X2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the image quality and screen. The design and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative reviews about the low light performance and focus.

usability, performance, design, screen, image quality

focus, low-light

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Leica X2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Leica X2 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Leica X2

 

The Leica X2 is a large-sensor compact camera with a sharp lens and a classic control interface, but it doesn't excel in low light.

Sharp lens. Excellent build quality. EVF add-on option. APS-C image sensor.

Poor rear LCD. No video support. So-so high ISO performance.

Performance and Conclusions The Leica X1 was criticized for slower performance, including sluggish autofocus. The X2 offers improved performance—it starts and shoots in 2.5 seconds, fires off a shot every 0.2 second in continuous drive mode for up to...

Nov, 2012

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Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Leica X2 Review

 

The Leica X2 is a 16 megapixel compact camera with a 36mm fixed lens and a 2.7 inch LCD screen. The X2 has an APS-C sized, 23.6x15.8mm CMOS sensor with a 3:2 aspect ratio, which promises to deliver similar image quality to a DSLR camera. The...

Don't have the need to zoom, swap lenses or shoot video clips, but do have enough cash for a holiday somewhere exotic - or that of a semi pro digital SLR - in your back pocket ready to spend instead on a deliberately compact camera with a build that...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Leica X2 Review

 

Aimed precisely at the photographer wanting a discrete, high-quality pocket camera, the Leica X2 takes its place in the X-line of compact Leicas with a few improvements and an APS-C sized sensor.

It's a little disappointing that Leica didn't come out with a compact system camera, as many expected, but a compact camera with an excellent Leica lens does answer that hunger for a high-quality street camera. The Leica X2's most attractive feature...

Expert review by : Digital Camera-HQ (digitalcamera-hq.com)

Leica X2

 

The Leica X2 is an update to 2009's X1, an over-priced yet very good rangefinder with an APS-C sensor and fixed 35mm f2.8 lens. The X2 provides only a few upgrades but all are absolutely necessary: a higher resolution 16.2 megapixel sensor and improved...

May, 2012

Expert review by (t3.com)

Leica X2 review

 

Is the Leica X2 the perfect street photography camera?

Top notch lens ; Beautiful looks and build ; Great photo quality

Outdated screen ; No video mode ; Costs a pretty penny

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Leica X2 review

 

The X2 is Leica's update of 2010's X1 , a retro-flavoured, large sensor camera that we adored but felt was a little too limiting to appeal to the masses. It's not a fundamental change, to be quite honest. The most obvious upgrades are the APS-C sensor...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Leica X2

 

The Leica X2 is a bit like the Ferrari of the camera world. It looks gorgeous, has some enviable features, but it's also extortionately expensive. And it's that last point that will price it out of most people's reach. We love the Leica X2, but it's a...

Looks great, improved autofocus, much better battery life, manual dials (now firmer), sharp lens, good image quality, download copy of latest Adobe Lightroom included in the price

Pricey, no close-up focus, small and low-resolution screen, no ND filter (built-in or lens-mountable), won’t suit the average consumer, image quality (although good) isn’t any better than a high-end compact system camera

We love the Leica X2, but it’s a far cry from a mainstream camera and, therefore, won’t be suited to many of our readers. However, it’s this distinctiveness that makes it a desirable camera.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (techradar.com)

Leica X2 review

 

Leica's top-end compact gets a resolution boost

You might also like... Leica M9 review As you might expect at the price, the Leica X2 looks and feels like a lovely piece of kit. The faster autofocusing means it is more responsive and suited for use out and about.

May, 2012

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

Leica X2 review

 

In what is becoming a very competitive and overlapping market, the Leica X2 stands out as a high-quality, well-built camera, with a sharp lens and good image quality at low sensitivities. Sadly, however, the X2 has in many ways arrived a few years too...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Leica X2 Review

 

Joshua Waller reviews the premium Leica X2 - the World's smallest camera with an APS-C sized sensor.

Excellent image quality - very sharp results; Extremely stylish camera; Excellent noise performance - very film like; Excellent build quality; Lots of external controls; 5fps continuous shooting; Lightroom included; 2 year warranty - UK includes 1 year...

Low resolution screen

Oct, 2012
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