Field Review: Leica X1 (Day 5)

If you’ve read any of the previous posts in this review of the Leica X1, you know that I’ve compared the X1 to my Panasonic GF-1 quite a few times. I did this because they are similar in many ways. They both have roughly 35mm equivalent lenses and larger than normal sensors, and they’re geared towards the avid photographer that wants an advanced camera in a compact body. There is, however, one VERY big difference between the two, price. So is the X1 worth the premium? Let’s find out.

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Field Review: Sony A55 (Day 5)

Using the A55 at night was probably the most fun I’ve had with the camera. The large, bright external screen was easily visible in low light which made framing a snap. Also, it allowed for a much more stable shooting position. I could pull my elbows into my body and hold the camera low to create a very solid and stable shooting platform. This shooting stance, along with the in body stabilization, allowed me to get clean images with shutter speeds as low as 1/5 of a second. Click through to see how the A55 manged in the dark.

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