So i have a hard time with this new iphone to get distinguishable pictures on beam shots, because i feel like the camera is just trying to constantly "even" everything out and brighten it up in a night shot. I would say if you can give me any advice about how to get better shots (maybe a way to manual camera settings to over ride the auto balance?) So here is a couple of shots. My first impressions -
I really, really like the e12r. i havent had the negative "gritty" threads experience anyone else has had. The e07x is literally the perfect portable sized version of the e12r. the e07x still blasts turbo (almost difficult to tell the difference between 7 and 12 emitters outside on turbo, and they hold turbo easily for about 30 seconds before dropping.
Bottom line- i do not regret buying my e12r, and will definitely keep it, but if I could only buy one of these lights for me i would buy the e07x so it was easier to transport. I think they are both unique enough and awesome enough where if you can buy both just do it. There is no way you would regret owning both, unless you thought you were edc'ing the e12r, i just dont think its possible (i do it with cargo shorts on, but with jeans its not practical).
the button feel is the same, the battery tube grip texture is the same. The Sand e12r i have is much more matte, really flat and gritty almost, where both e07x are smooth (perfect) anodizations. I like both e12r ano and e07x ano a lot, and both are tough even though youd think the sand "matte" ano wold scratch easily (like noctigon) it does not!
Here is a couple "beam shots", sorry they arent good. My Thoughts - the e12r is a little wider, and little floodier as we might expect form the extra emitters. The e07x has a little more "spot" feel to it, but not much. It really feels very similar in many aspects of the beam profile as i can tell. I havent measured throw but they visually are similar (i live in pretty dark area), of course e12r is brighter but not so much you miss the difference. The e12r has an impressive flood outside while still throwing well, the e07x has less of that flood and throws similar. Hard to give any real useful differences, my apologies. heres the shots
Below is first e07x then e12r.
below: e07x then e12r:
below side by side:
Below is my little EDC cabinet. top row are D4, next row down is KR4, next row down is e07x. Just to show comparison of the RGB aux led capabilities. E07x is fine like another member said.
Below is just for fun, and i had to check lol.