Leica X1 review

Is this the compact camera enthusiasts have been begging for?

Leica X1
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Leica X1 review: Resolution and image quality

As part of our image quality testing of the Leica X1, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the X100 is capable of resolving up to around 18 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files and 22 (LWPPH x100) in its raw files.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:


Full iso 100 resolution chart

Cropped iso 100 resolutio chart image

ISO 100, score: 18

Cropped iso 200 resolutio chart image

ISO 200, score: 18

Cropped iso 400 resolutio chart image

ISO 400, score: 18

Cropped iso 800 resolutio chart image

ISO 800, score: 18

Cropped iso 1600 resolutio chart image

ISO 1600, score: 16

Cropped iso 3200 resolutio chart image

ISO 3200, score: 16


Cropped iso 100 raw image

ISO 100, score: 22

Cropped iso 200 raw image

ISO 200, score: 22

Cropped iso 800 raw image

ISO 400, score: 22

Cropped iso 800 resolution chart

ISO 800, score: 22

Cropped iso 1600 raw image

ISO 1600, score: 20

Cropped iso 3200 raw image

ISO 3200, score: 20