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GENERAL
Model Leica X2 Leica X1 Leica X Vario
Release Date 2012-05-10 2009-12-18 2013-06-11
Camera Type Large sensor compact Large sensor compact Large sensor compact
Current Price $1,676.42 $1,799.00 $2,950.00
SENSOR COMPARISON
Sensor Resolution
16

Megapixel

12

Megapixel

16

Megapixel

Max Image Dimensions 4928 x 3264 4272 x 2856 4928 x 3272
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size APS-C APS-C APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 23.6 x 15.8 mm 23.6 x 15.8 mm 23.6 x 15.8 mm
Sensor Area
372mm2
372mm2
372mm2
Max ISO

12500

3200

12500

Min ISO

100

100

100

RAW Support
SHOOTING FEATURES COMPARISON
Model Leica X2 Leica X1 Leica X Vario
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec 1/2000 sec 1/2000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec 30 sec 30 sec
Continuous Shooting 5 fps 3 fps 5 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps) 3 (at 1/3 EV steps) ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Metering
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
Auto Exposure Bracketing ±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilizer No No No
Built-in Flash
Flash Range n/a n/a n/a
Max Flash Sync n/a n/a n/a
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync, Studio Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync, Studio Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync, Studio
External Flash
AE Bracketing
WB Bracketing
VIEWFINDER COMPARISON
Viewfinder Type Electronic (optional) None Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification n/a n/a n/a
LCD DISPLAY COMPARISON
Display Type Fixed Type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Technology n/a n/a n/a
Screen Size
2.7"
2.7"
3"
Resolution 230k dots 230k dots 920k dots
Live View
Touch Screen
VIDEO COMPARISON
Model Leica X2 Leica X1 Leica X Vario
Video Resolution n/a n/a 1920 x 1080
Video File Format
  • MPEG-4
Microphone Type None None Stereo
Speaker Type None Mono
External Microphone Port
External Headphone Port
PHYSICAL SPECS COMPARISON
Weight 345 g 306 g 680 g
Dimensions 124 x 69 x 52 mm 124 x 60 x 32 mm 133 x 73 x 95 mm
Body Sealing No No n/a
BATTERY and STORAGE
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Life

450 Shots

Shots

450 Shots

Storage Media SD/SDHC card SD/SDHC card SD/SDHC/SDXC
CONNECTIVITY COMPARISON
Wireless Connectivity None None None
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
LENS COMPARISON
Model Leica X2 Leica X1 Leica X Vario
Lens Mount fixed lens fixed lens fixed lens
Focal Range(35mm) 36 mm 35 mm 28-70 mm
Focal Length Multiplier n/a n/a n/a
Optical Zoom 1 2.5×
Max Aperture F2.8 F2.8 F3.5-6.4
Macro Focus Range 30 30 n/a
Manual Focus
AUTOFOCUS COMPARISON
Number of Focus Points 11 11 11
Contrast Detection
Phase Detection
AF Modes
  • AF Single
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Single
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Single
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
Current Price $1,676.42 $1,799.00 $2,950.00