The Coolpix A was good, but had 2 limitations for me. One was the 28 mm view, where the 35 mm view of the X series works better for me. The other limitation is the image quality of the JPEGs breaks down quicker with less than ideal lighting, since I'm not shooting RAW.Very nice....was thinking about purchasing a type 113. A couple of preowned ones around FS. I see you have a Coolpix A. At one time , these were to be had on some kind of blow out sale for very cheap. Prices have risen since then. Apparently a very good camera. Should have bought one at the time. I've made worse mistakes. More coming.
I'll bite, just picked up a used X 113. Silver with vintage brown leather/tan cloth half case. I've owned two X1s, two X2s, and an X Vario. IQ from all of these are on par with the 113. The X1/X2 are more pocketable. I do like the larger size body as I have large hands. The X seems to have faster AF than all of the previous. There are plenty of articles touching on the "variable aperture" at close focusing distances feature, I don't find this has been any kind of an issue, plenty of nice bokeh. View attachment 4355View attachment 4356
$1000 for a nice black one, no brainer - grab it!Leica X Typ 113 $1000 - Rangefinderforum Photo Equipment Classifieds
I dunno....this seems like a good deal. Lot more expensive on the auction site.
The Coolpix A is tiny and has a lens that collapses and covers itself. Extremely convenient compared to the X that's several times bulkier. But the X is 35 mm and f1.7, compared to the A which is 28 mm and f2.8. If I were going somewhere where I didn't want to carry the bulky camera bag, the A would be perfect. BTW, the X1/X2/XE fits the Leica 18709 compact camera case, so those would be as easy to carry as the Coolpix A.I also suspect that the difference between an X and possibly a Coolpix A or older Fuji might not be that much.