Leica X2 review

The competition

The Leica X2 has a lot of competition, although not all of it in the form of fixed-lens, large-sensor compact cameras. Almost all compact system cameras are potential rivals, with the added advantage of having interchangeable lenses.

Image: Fujifilm FinePix X100

However, the Fujifilm FinePix X100 is the most obvious rival. Unlike the X2, the X100 has a lower-resolution, 12-million-pixel sensor, but a similar 23mm f/2 lens. At around £680, it is also less than half the price of the X2.

The Canon PowerShot G1 X is also a possible contender. This costs around £700 and has a 14-million-pixel sensor, which is a ‘cropped' version of the 18-million-pixel sensor used in Canon's EOS DSLRs. It has the added advantage of a 28-112mm (equivalent) f/2.8-5.8 zoom lens, which offers more versatility.

Image: Canon PowerShot G1 X