Contrast numbers... means so little now... It's like the x700 has double the contrast of the x500 if you play with iris and at the cost of brightness.
BTW it's Kraine's review, so you can compare his contrast numbers on the vw1100 with also his numbers on the x700. There have been lots of discussions around his measurement methods, but even if we don't all agree to how he does it, he is consistent. So comparison within his own reviews/numbers can still mean something ^^