X1 http://www.stuff.tv/leica/x1/all en-GB Leica X1 http://www.stuff.tv/leica/leica-x1/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don’t go for a DSLR, says Leica – go for a premium compact bursting with retro cool instead. So should you? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="527" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/leicax1_front.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="754" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Leica-X1main.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="770" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/leica-x1-side.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="770" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/leica-x1-back.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Few camera companies can boast the pedigree and sheer brand muscle of Leica: the German firm has a reputation for stunning lenses and beautifully-made cameras that, in the hands of a skilled snapper, produce some of the very best images around.</p> <p>The X1 feels like an attempt to bring a premium Leica camera to the masses. Leica already produces a range of compact digital snappers, but the X1 is clearly a class above: armed with a top-drawer F2.8 24mm lens and large 12.2MP APS-C sensor, it essentially delivers the shooting skills of a DSLR in a compact body.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,395.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pricey and a tad limited in scope and skill, but takes fantastic snaps if you know how to use it. And it’s one of the most stylish cameras around </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/leica-x1 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/leica/leica-x1/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/leica/leica-x1/review#comments Cameras Leica X1 Thu, 05 Aug 2010 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 14884 at http://www.stuff.tv