When the Leica X Vario was announced it was marketed as a Mini M. With its excelent build quality and image quality, Leica though they had a hit on their hands. Unfortunately coupled with a slow zoom lens, and the marketing hype, it just could not live up to the expectation.
Today we have a new compact announced, this time the Leica Q. Think Sony RX1 crossed with the best bits of a Leica X, add a viewfinder and you have the Leica Q.
A very simple fixed lens compact, with the excellent and innovative focusing of the Leica X (Type 113) but with a Leica full frame sensor and finally a EVF.
One could really call this a mini M. I have read a couple of reviews and finally we have a Leica where the electronics don’t get in the way or slow down the photographer.
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