LCD and Viewfinder
Leica X Vario has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 920k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
X Vario doesn't have a built-in viewfinder but an optional external viewfinder is available. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Large Sensor Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II (Compare) or Leica Q (Typ 116) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Leica X Vario can shoot continuously at max speed of 5 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
X Vario has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Leica X Vario features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 11 points to choose from.
Leica X Vario also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Leica X Vario, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30p fps and save in and MPEG-4 formats. Full HD resolution of Leica X Vario will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
X Vario has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Leica X Vario doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Large Sensor Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II or Fujifilm X100F in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect X Vario to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Leica X Vario is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 450 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Large Sensor Compact type cameras is 305 shots, Leica X Vario has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Large Sensor Compact Cameras
Leica X Vario is the longest battery life Large Sensor Compact camera in our database. The closest competitor in this class is Leica X-U with its 450 shots battery life. Check the comparison of Leica X Vario vs Leica X-U or take a look at Longest battery life Compact cameras list.
Leica X Vario Features Compared to Main Competitors