Leica X Vario review

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Taken at the 28mm end of the zoom lens.

Leica X Vario review

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Taken at the 70mm end of the lens.

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There's lots of detail visible in this JPEG image captured at ISO 400.

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This raw file was shot at ISO 12,500, the highest sensitivity setting available on the Leica X Vario. There's some discolouration and a granular texture visible in the darker parts of the image, but the level of detail retained is still pretty impressive - despite the fact that it was shot through a window.

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The shadow areas of this JPEG shot are more neutral, but at 100% on screen the detail looks slightly softer than in the simultaneously captured raw file.

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Taken at ISO 6400 this image has fine textured noise. The Smart multi-segment metering system has coped well with this lighter than average subject.

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The results from the Black and White Natural Film Mode look pretty good straight from the camera, although with Lightroom 5 being supplied as part of the package most users are likely to use this mode as a guide only, and edit raw files.

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Chromatic aberration appears to be very well controlled, with only a few signs of it here and there.

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Straight from the camera, raw file skin tones look a little too vibrant, but this would only take a moment to adjust to taste using the supplied Lightroom 5 software.

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The simultaneously captured JPEG files look flatter and less saturated.