Say what you want about Leica but they make some beautiful glass and some great cameras. Today I saw the 18-megapixel M9 (New Yorkers take note: Leica will have loaner units at the New York Photo Festival), the 12-megapixel X1, and the brand new V-LUX 20. I didn’t get a chance to shoot much but from what I saw the manual controls on the X1 are excellent and its designed primarily as a street shooter, allowing even a rich housewife in Connecticut to become an impetuous artist like Henri Cartier-Bresson or that Adams dude.
We’re going to review these puppies one by one this summer and report back, but if they’re anything like the other Leicas we reviewed we won’t be disappointed.
Also Matt said to say the V-LUX 20 is available on Amazon. He also got a new bike seat.