Panasonic X100 and Leica D-Lux: Is it dazed and confused or is it a lucid dream
Kishore Sawh, writing in SLR Lounge, has mixed views about the new LX100/D-Lux. In his review he gives us a good run-down on the Panasonic version and, of course, this will be of keen interest to Leica fans who have rather taken to the D-Lux 6 replacement:
The LX100 arrives on the scene at a time when more people are photography savvy than ever before, and more demanding. So much so that the point and shoot market really only survives in the high end. It seems people are content with their iPhone images for photographing their dinner and proving they are at the gym, and when they want something more, they go with a DSLR, or mirrorless system, or for high performing compacts. Sony turned the high-end compact market on its head with the RX100 in terms of price and ability, and people, myself included, paid handsomely for it. Panasonic has tried to best the Sony with the LX100 and at an even heftier price-tag. So, has it?