Rated 4 out of
A very interesting experience"I did not give this a 5 stars as it is over priced for what you get. The fact that it may be built to last twenty years does not matter in an area where the technology changes so fast.
I did not ""need"" this camera but bought it as a treat for myself. I already have a Sony RX100M3, and as such I was set for the social photography.
My first love is my Canon 6D. Still in social situations a large DSLR is awkward to say the least. The Sony RX100 solves this problem to some extent but it is too complex, and is hard to use when you are talking to some one.
The Leica menus are clearly more intuitive and easier to use than the Sony. This will likely mean more great shots in social situations. Is the Leica worth the extra money? That is going to be a matter of taste.
Which camera is superior from a technical perspective? They seem to be tied. However, they both have very superior low-light performance in comparison to the 6D. This means no flashes are necessary in low-light situations.
In sum, the Sony is probably better value for your money if ergonomics are not important. Note, that there is a Panasonic that is a near clone of the Leica. If it is as close as some people say, it is the best value for the money."