Interesting comparison

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Jock Elliott, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Using DPreview's "compare cameras tool," the Leica Q side by side with the Panasonic LX100 and the Fuji X100T.

    In my mind, it raises some interesting questions:

    - How big a sensor do you want?
    - How much lens focal length flexibility do you want?
    - Is the increase in cost commensurate with the increase in technical image quality?
    - How much change do you want back from your 5 kilobucks?

    Cheers, Jock
  2. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    I tried this. I was surprised how much better the Q looked than the X100T in terms of sharpness at any iso over 800. I thought the LX100 held it's own better in some ways. As expected, over 3200 the Q was clearly better (to my eye) but 1600 and below the LX100 was pretty close. BTW, I looked at jpeg and raw and my personal preferences lean toward sharpness.
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  3. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg Rorschach Test Pilot

    Apr 18, 2014
    Canary Islands
    I took a short look at the Q but again, I actually don't need anything 'better' than what my NEX-7 delivers in good light at base ISO or the Fuji in crappy conditions. The older I get the more I favor compactness and flexibility over the last bit of IQ to an extent that I'm not really interested in new gear anymore. I'd rather spend the 5k on tickets and accomodation, that's where most of my Eurons go anyway (52 countries and counting). YMMV.
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  4. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    The LX100 (or Leica D-Lux) holds up very well against the Leica Q in an average day of shooting, but when you get to the few images at the optimum (for the Q) focal length of 28 mm, the quality of the Q images is impressive. Currently I'm carrying both, but have had little need for the extra reach of the D-Lux.
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  5. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    I understand this part. I would rather use the Coolpix A than the Panasonic 14 mm on the em1 for 28 mm equivalent.