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| p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Doesn't look too good according to DxoMark |
Wow. That's bested in every metric by both the OM-D and the Panasonic GH3 (though not by a huge margin). Not to mention every APS-C mirrorless from the past year or two.
I'd expect a $7,000 full frame camera that is brand new to at least be able to best a $999 camera with a sensor 1/4 the area. Why Leica doesn't contract out to Sony or someone who knows how to make a sensor, I just don't know. Heck, the original Canon 1Ds has better noise scores, and it's over a decade old!
I mean, I think that in terms of usable image quality, it's fine. It'll certainly be capable of making great photos, and even some good large photos, especially with the outstanding Leica lenses. The OM-D is similar (though with higher DR), and I love the prints I get out of it. But if I'm dropping $7K on a full frame camera, especially one that has no autofocus and no other real technological advancements to speak of, I don't expect the performance I get out of a $1,000 m4/3 cam. Leicas are supposed to be about ultimate build quality and ultimate image quality. Hard to justify that with a sensor like this.