As the first in the series of tests on lenses for 1/1.7-inch format cameras, the Leica-branded zoom attached to the LF1 is likely to be a good performer – we simply don’t have another on file to compare it with directly.
However, it does perhaps go some way to explain the huge popularity of the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 and its sibling the RX100 II – both pocket friendly designs with image quality approaching MFT and APS-C format cameras. At $750 they look expensive compared to $499 of the equally compact Panasonic, which has a wider zoom range and an EVF crammed into its tiny shell.
If there is a high-end compact camera that you would like us to lens review, please let us know via the comments section, below. Please note the camera must be capable of outputting Raw files for us to be able to perform the tests required.