Leica X1 Review

June 28, 2010 | Mark Goldstein |


Camera LEICA X1

Order no. 18420 steel-grey anodized

Lens LEICA ELMARIT 24 mm f/2,8 ASPH., 8 elements in 6 groups, 1 aspherical lens.

Optical zoom no

Digital zoom no

Focal distance 24 mm (KB-equivalent: 36 mm)

Aperture F2.8/F16.0 (1/3 EV steps)

Focusing area Normal: 60 cm - infinity, macro: 30 cm - infinity, manual focus: 30 cm - infinity.

AF metering range 1-point, 1-point high speed, 11-point, 11-point high speed, spot, face detection.

AF assist lamp yes

Image sensor APS-C CMOS sensor, 12.9 megapixels.

Camera effective pixels 12.2 megapixels

ISO sensitivity range Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200.

White balance Auto, halogen, daylight, flash, cloudy, shadow, manual 1, manual 2; White balance adjustment (2 axis).

Exposure Program automatic, aperture priority automatic, shutter priority automatic, manual.

Exposure compensation 1/3 EV step, -3 to +3 EV.

Auto bracketing 1/3 – 3 EV step, 3 frames.

Light metering Intelligent multiple, center weighted, spot.

Shutter speed 30–1/2000 s

Self timer 2 s, 12 s.

Auto review 1 s, 3 s, 5 s, hold.

Film mode Standard, vivid, natural, BW natural, BW high contrast.

Recording format JPEG, DNG.

Aspect ratio 3:2

Resolution 4272 x 2856 pixels (12.2 megapixel), 3264 x 2160 pixels (7 megapixel), 2144 x 1424 pixels (3 megapixel), 1632 x 1080 pixels (1.8 megapixel).

Image quality JPEG super fine, JPEG fine, DNG+JPEG super fine, DNG+JPEG fine.

Motion picture no

Burst shooting mode 3 fps/2 fps. Max. pictures in JPEG fine+DNG: 6 pictures.

Built-in-memory approx. 50 MB

Built-in-flash Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Forced on, Forced on+Red-eye, Slow Sync., Slow Sync.+Red-eye reduction, Studio first curtain, Second curtain can be set.

Hot shoe Yes. Compatible with SF24D, SF58.

LCD display 2.7" LCD (230K Pixels) TFT. Field of view: 100%.

Playback mode 16-thumbnail display, zoomed playback (16x Max.), image rotation, protection.

Storage medium Built-in memory (approx. 50 MB), SD memory card, SDHC memory card.

Microphone no

Speaker yes

Interface HDMI output , USB (USB 2.0 High Speed).

Power supply Li-ion battery pack (included).

Battery capacity approx. 260 exposures (CIPA-standard).

Battery charging time 200 min.

Dimensions (W x D x H) 124 x 32 x 59,5 mm

Weight 286 g (without rechargeable battery).

Scope of delivery LEICA BP-DC8 rechargeable battery, battery charger (LEICA BC-DC8), protective battery cover, leather carrying strap, manual, USB cable, lens cap, AdobePhotoshop Lightroom™ (download option after product registration).