Leica X Vario Review

April 16, 2014 | Mark Goldstein | |


Camera Leica X Vario (Typ 107) black silver

Lens Leica Vario-Elmar 18-46 mm f/3.5-6.4 ASPH. (corresponds to 28-70 mm in 35 mm format), 9 lenses in 8 groups, 2 aspherical lenses.

Sensor CMOS sensor, size APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm) with 16.5/16.2 million pixels (total/effective), format aspect ratio 3:2.

Resolution Selectable for JPEG format: 4928 x 3274 Pixel (16 megapixels), 4288 x 2856 Pixel (12,2 megapixels), 3264 x 2160 Pixel (7 megapixels), 2144 x 1424 Pixel (3 megapixels), 1632 x 1080 Pixel (1,8 megapixels), DNG: 4944 x 3274 Pixel.

Video recording format MP4.

Video resolution/ frame rate

Selectable 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps or 1280 x 720 pixels, 30 fps.

Aperture range From 3.5 to 16 (at 28 mm)/6.4 to 16 (at 70 mm) in 1/3 EV increments.

Image data file formats / Compression rates

JPG Superfine, JPG Fine, DNG + JPG Superfine, DNG + JPG Fine.

ISO Range Automatic, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO 6400, ISO 12500.

White balance Automatic, presets for daylight, cloud, halogen lighting, shade, electronic flash, 2 manual settings, manual color temperature setting, fine adjustment option for all settings.

Autofocus system Contrast-based auto focus system.

Distance setting range 30 cm/1 ft (at 70 mm focal length) to infinity.

Autofocus metering methods

1-field, 11-field, spot, face detection.

Exposure modes Automatic program, aperture priority, shutter speed priority and manual setting. Exposure metering Multi-field, center-weighted, spot.

Exposure compensation ±3 EV in 1/3 EV increments.

Automatic bracketing Three pictures in graduations up to 3 EV, adjustable in 1/3 EV increments. Exposure modes M (manual), A (aperture priority), B.

Shutter speed range 30 s to 1/2000 s.

Continuous picture series

3 fps or 5 fps, max. seven pictures with constant frequency in DNG + JPG Fine.

Flash modes Auto, auto/Red-Eye, forced on, forced on/Red eye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red eye, Studio.

Flash exposure compensation

± 3 EV in 1/3-EV increments.

Guide number built-in flash unit

For ISO 100, guide number 5.

Recovery time of built-in flash unit

Approx. 5 s with fully charged battery.

Monitor 3" TFT LCD, approx. 920,000 pixels.

Self timer Delay time 2 or 12 s.

Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards.

Connections Mini USB 2.0 socket, HDMI socket, special socket exclusively for external Leica EVF 2 electronic viewfinder.

Power supply Lithium ion battery, rated voltage 3.7 V, capacity 1600 mAh (to CIPA standard): Approx. 350 pictures, charging time (after total discharge): approx. 200 min.

Charger Input: 100–240V AC, 50/60 Hz, automatic switching.

Tripod thread A 1/4 DIN 4503 (¼ in).

Dimensions (W x H x D) Ca. 133 x 73 x 95 mm / 5.24 x 2.87 x 3.74 in. Weight Ca. 594/628 g / 22.9/24 oz (without/with battery).

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