Fixed lens provides incredible quality; photos can be shot in RAW or JPEG format. The viewfinder is larger than in any other camera in its class. Comes with battery, charger, and lens cap. Users find it has a much faster response time than similar models.
High price tag will dissuade most casual photographers. The fixed lens means there's no zoom.
Smaller size means better portability, and it’s a great size for the traveling photographer. Fast lens captures action shots, with crisp, clear images. Photos in both RAW and JPEG formats; video in MP4, MPEG-4, and AVCHD. Excellent battery life. Built in Wi-Fi.
Some users find the owner's manual a bit lacking, and the camera's functions are not always intuitive. High price point.
Excellent quality for an instant camera. Printed photos are about the size of a business card. Can use whatever film size fits, either color or black and white; not limited to one brand. Camera comes in 3 colors. Good size for travelers wanting immediate results.
No capability to save photos to a memory card. Shutter release is a different orientation than other cameras and may take some getting used to.
Along with still photos, camera takes 4K video and video footage can be made into still shots. Comes with battery, charger, lens caps, and strap. Relatively lightweight and comfortable in the hand. Photographers of all skill levels can use with a low learning curve.
May not take great shots in bad weather, as lens fogs up. Professionals feel that after 400mm, photos are not as sharp as other models.
Integrated WiFi allows for transfer of images to a smart phone or tablet. 4K video capability. Comes with a mini-flash, although camera's ability to take photos in low light means it's not necessary most of the time. Can shoot in auto mode or use manually.
Extensive menu of functions may take some time to learn. Fixed lens is a dealbreaker for some photographers.
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In the world of photographic equipment, Leica has carved a niche for itself as a high end, luxury brand. Known for stellar film and rangefinder models, a Leica camera is the preferred tool for many professional studio and street photographers. Keeping up with the shift to digital shooting, the Leica line has many digital cameras at different price points. The basic point-and-shoot models are great for vacations where you need a small camera you can fit in bags and pockets. On the opposite end, the company's Q- and M-series cameras have larger sensors and better lenses to capture great details in any image.
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