Leica X1 vs. Canon S90 vs. Panasonic LX5

by Mike on July 31, 2010

Adorama now has the red-hot new Leica X1 point-and-shoot in stock.

The Leica name imparts magic and thus commands a big price premium, but 2 grand seems excessive when you can get the amazing Canon S90 and Panasonic LX5 for a fifth and quarter of the LX5’s price, respectively.

Getting the S90 or LX5 also leaves a lot of money left over for a trip to Europe or South American where you can put your new camera to real use.

At the end of the day, Leica seems to be offering a product aimed at people enamored by the Leica magic, but who aren’t willing to go all the way and pony up for the $7,000 M9.

To those people I say, either go all the way or don’t do it at all.

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