Leica X-E (Typ 102) Review

February 13, 2015 | Mark Goldstein |
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Specifications

Lens

Leica Summilux 23 mm/ f2.8 ASPH (35 mm equivalent. 35 mm)

8 elements in 6 groups, 1 aspherical lens element

Aperture settings 2.8 to 16 (1/3 - EV increments)
Focusing range 30 cm - infinity
AF Focusing 1 point, 11 points, spot, face detection
Image sensor APS-C, CMOS image sensor with 16.5 MP (effective 16.2 MP)
Resolution Still

JPEG format in 3:2: 4928 x 3264 pixels (16.1 MP), 4272 X 2856 pixels (12.2 MP), 3264 X 2160 pixels

(7.1 MPP, 2144 X 1424 pixels (3.1 MP), 1632 X 1080 pixels (1.8 MP) DNG in 3:2 format: 4944 x 3278 pixels (16.2 MP)

Resolution Video No Video
Image quality JPEF super  fine,  JPEG fine,  DNG  + JPEG super  fine,  DNG  + JPEG fine
Exposure modes Automatic  program (P), automatic  aperture priority (A), manual setting (M)
Exposure Compensation Increments: 1/3  to 3 EV increments,  3 exposures
Automatic exposure bracketing 1/3 to 3 EV increments, 3 exposures.
Metering modes Smart multi-segment metering, center-weighted metering, selective (spot) metering
White balance Auto, halogen, daylight, flash, cloudy, shade, electronic flash, 2 manual settings, manual color temperature setting with fine tuning
Sensitivity Auto, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO 6400, ISO 12500
Shutter speeds 30 s to 1 /2000 s.
Continuous shooting 3 fps of 5 fps, max. 8 consecutive exposures with constant shooting speed in DNG + JPED fine  quality
Film Modes Standard, dynamic, natural, B&W natural, B&W high contrast
Flash Modes Auto, flash exposure correction, red-eye correction, fill-in flash, slow sync, studio, 1st / 2nd curtain sync
Hot shoe Compatible with Leica flash units and Leica EVF2
Monitor 2.7” TFT LCD, approx.  230,000 pixels, wide-angle field of VIEW: 100 %
Review modes 16-thumbnail display, zoom review (16 x max.), image rotation, deletion protection
Internal memory Approximately 110 MB
Memory card SD, SDHC, SDXC.
Interfaces HDMI out, USB (USB 2.0 high speed).
Battery (lithium-ion) Capacity: approximately 450 exposures
Dimensions Approximately 124 x 69 x 51.5 mm
Weight Approximately 316 / 345 g (without / with battery)
Product includes

Battery (Leica BP-DC8), battery charger (Leica BP-DC8), battery case, leather carrying strap, USB

cable, lens cap, user manual

Software Adobe ® Photoshop ® Lightroom ® (free download option after camera registration)