When you already could shoot with an M series Leica you’ll feel right at home with the XPan. It’s wider and more substantial but handles likewise.
The real differentiator of the XPan over any other camera is its double character. With the flip of a switch, the 35mm Rangefinder becomes a super-wide 35. It takes a panoramic double-width image of 24mm X 65mmsize. That's more than any 6X7 camera frame. The XPan doubles the width of the film exposed.