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Leica X1 review

Is this the compact camera enthusiasts have been begging for?

Leica X1 review: Specification

Sensor APS-C CMOS sensor, 12.9MP total, 12.2MP effective
Lens Lecia Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 ASPH
Memory SD, SDHC, internal memory approx. 50MB.
Viewfinder none (optional optical viewfinder available)
LCD Screen 2.7in TFT, 230,000dots
Video resolution n/a
ISO range ISO 100-3200
Focus modes 1-point, 1-point High speed, 11-point, 11-point High speed, Spot, Face Detection
Max burst rate 3fps
Shutter speeds 30-1/2000sec.
Weight 286g (without battery), 306g (with battery)
Dimensions 124 x 32 x 59.5mm
Power supply BP-DC8 rechargeable lithium-ion battery (supplied)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Effective Camera Resolution12.2 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameLeica
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)286 g
Image Sensor Size23.60 mm x 15.80 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4272 x 2848
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height59.5 mm
Width124 mm
Depth32 mm
Focal Length24 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesManual
ManufacturerLeica Microsystems GmbH
Product ModelLeica X1
Product NameLeica X1 Compact Camera
Exposure Control
  • Program Automatic
  • ,li>Aperture Priority Automatic,/li>
  • Shutter Priority Automatic
  • Manual
Manufacturer Part NumberLeica X1
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.leica-camera.com
Marketing Information

The Leica X1 is now available in an elegant all-black finish that, in addition to the new colour scheme, also has a more coarsely structured leather trim than the steel-grey model. With its combination of refined styling and high-performance technical features, the LEICA X1 is the ideal companion for discerning photographers in whichever finish they prefer.

Package Contents
  • Leica X1 Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Limited Warranty1 Year