Uh oh.. Red DOT? and YES! Its a Leica !
If I ask someone, “What day was your happiest day in your life?” majority of them will be hesitating and thinking for quite a long time. However, if I get asked the same question, I can say, “The day I bought my Leica!” (beside the day mum brought a cat home).
Leica is a German, Camera and Lens manufacturing company, famous for their quality, history, craftsmanship, anything related to photography and camera. Leica would be photographers’ first object of envy. However, there is a one problem, which is a price ! (They often be thought as overpriced). In my point of view, as long as a consumers are happy with the product, then I wouldn’t think of price that much even though I was considering of purchase for 3 months.
Here are some basic specs
|Max resolution||4928 x 3264|
|Other resolutions||4272 x 2856, 3264 x 2160, 2144 x 1424, 1632 x 1080|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23 x 15.5 mm)|
|Color filter array||Primary Color Filter|
|White balance presets||2|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Super fine, fine|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||35 mm|
|Normal focus range||20 cm (7.87″)|
|Macro focus range||20 cm (7.87″)|
|Number of focus points||11|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/2000 sec|
|Continuous drive||5.0 fps|
<Table from Digital Photography Review : http://www.dpreview.com>
I think this camera is simply amazing. There are several reasons that I bought this camera, even though people think its overpriced camera.
Somehow Leica has chosen the colours that attracted me in 0.2 seconds.
2. Image quality
I don’t care what other people thinks about Leica’s picture quality or etc, I think the outcome of this camera is great. Depth of field is well shown in the image, colours are well corrected and exposed. The best part is, their own black and white contrast filter, programmed in the camera. It is simply amazing and beautiful, I can’t even express in words.
3. It’s smaller than DSLR
Well, it isn’t smallest camera, but as long as its easier to carry around than my Canon 60D, I am happy.
I am still not 100% sure, why Leica makes my heart to pound, but it hasn’t disappointed me yet.
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