Originally Posted by wblanchard
....I actually think Leica is smart and letting Epson get out there first and feel out the market with their product. They can see what people piss and moan about the camera and what it's lacking...and hopefully put something 10x better out....
From what I've read there isn't much wrong with the R-D1. People's main niggles seem to be the price, the cam's availability and the 1.5x crop factor. Quality and performance wise it's no slacker, and the even the auto white balance seems to be very good.
I think Leica will have a really hard time coming up with a far superior camera, especially at a competing price. And if not at a competing price, how much will people be willing to shell out extra for just the name of the beast?
I fear it will all be too little, too late....