First images from Leica X1

Here are the first images (that I know of) from the new Leica X1 - the camera was available on Leica day last week in Singapore:

Originally uploaded by JMHLAU

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  • NikoDoby

    Image 1 was shot at ISO 1600. Looks good to me. Softness is due to the shutter speed of 1/30 and the aperture was at f/2.8 so not a problem.

    I wonder why everyone’s smiling? 🙂

  • Anonymous

    We have Bill Gates in the 2nd image in the background with the white and black stripped shirt.

  • Anonymous

    Disappointing look to this images. It just looks like any camera, no Leica look in there. Certainly not worth the $1000000 premium.

  • Markus

    i was raised with my father’s Leicas and was always a great admirer of what you get with Leica’s fine optics.
    I’ve owened and worked with Canons, Hasselblads, Nikons and Linhofs.
    So looking at these images straight out of the X1, i have to admit that Leica and Rolex in Picture 3 go very well together:)

    2000 dollars for f2.8 with a fixed lens … this is ridiculous.

  • Anon

    Is this really a Rolex? Looks like a cheap junk. I didn’t know Rolex was into making LCD watches now.

  • Willis

    LOL… It looks like even this lecia won’t make me a good photographer.


  • NikoDoby

    Well money can’t buy you talent. I mean it can buy you talented people but it won’t make you anymore talented 🙂

  • Markus

    of course the rolex and the x1 in picture 4 🙂

  • pio

    what is that (small jpgs) supposed to say about the x1 *wtf* real waste of bandwith

  • Matt


    Why ridiculous? Is there any comparable camera outhere? I mean a real comparable camera in the class of aps-c compacts except of the Sigma DP? Not really. In one year things will change and competitors like Ricoh will come up with their solutions for expected $ 1000, a not so so good lens and the usual build quality you can get from a china made camera… 😉

  • Anonymous

    photos look horrrible

  • Markus

    Well, i do believe that there ARE cameras out there that have a similar image quality.
    As it is for the D-Lux4, better lens coating, different firmware than the Panasonic-is this really worth the much higher price?
    i could NOT REALLY see a difference imagewise between the DLux 4 and the Panasonic one.

  • rhlpedrosa

    These can’t be used for IQ or camera evaluation. Just poorly shot snaps in incandenscent lighting.

    But I agree, 2,000USD for a fixed non zoom lens camera is just ridiculous. If they had launched a digital CL with M-mount at that price, well, that would interest me to use my Leitz glass. M9 is too much and, for that price, not sure IQ/sensor is state of art (and it should be, sorry folks).

  • I must say I’m not impressed at all. I get much better aesthetics and color balance without even trying from my D Lux 4.

  • Markus


    >>>If they had launched a digital CL with M-mount at that price, well, that would interest me to use my Leitz glass. <<<


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