Leica X1 review

Is this the compact camera enthusiasts have been begging for?

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TechRadar's verdict

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