Leica Camera expands the Leica X Vario family with the introduction of the silver color option. Since its introduction last year, the X Vario has received great reviews from amateurs to professional photographers who have had the opportunity to work with the camera. The X Vario sets new standards for image quality and craftsmanship in compact cameras - synonymous with the Leica tradition. The technical details of the Leica X Vario, Silver are identical to the black X Vario.
BRILLIANT IMAGE QUALITY
The Leica X Vario offers the unique combination of an unusually large sensor with a high performance autofocus zoom lens in a compact camera. Even with a maximum aperture of f/3.5, this combination allows the creative use of planes of sharpness to lend images incomparable plasticity and depth. The wide-angle to telephoto zoom range of the Leica X Vario offers great scope for creative composition, whether used for capturing indoor scenes, sweeping landscapes or intimate portraits.
LEICA M AS A ROLE MODEL
Even at first glance, it is obvious that the Leica X Vario contains the DNA of the Leica M. True to the concept of its role model, it also concentrates on compactness and construction, employing only the finest materials. For instance, the top plate is machined from solid aluminum in the same process as that used for the Leica M. The magnesium and aluminum body feels comfortably solid in the hand. At the same time, soft leather trim lends the Leica X Vario reassuring grip characteristics.
When it comes to handling, the Leica X Vario follows the lead of the Leica M and offers a persuasively simple handling concept that is reduced to the bare essentials in all respects. All functions and controls are clearly laid out, and settings can be changed in an instant to meet the needs of any photographic situation. At the same time, the commendably user-friendly menu interface displayed on the high-resolution 3" monitor provides a clear overview of all settings at a glance.
This compact camera offers a full-HD video recording option with 1920 x 1080 pixels and 30 full frames per second. What's more, the full-HD videos can be saved in Internet-friendly MP4 format and uploaded directly to social media or mobile devices without any need for conversion, allowing inspiring moments to be shared with friends in HD videos. An integrated wind-cut filter ensures super audio clarity.
Just like the Leica X2, the Leica X Vario is prioritized on achieving one particularly crucial goal: the sheer joy of photography - whether for casual shots or carefully arranged compositions. This is made possible by the ability to switch between automatic and manual control in a split second. The precise click-detent dials on the top plate allow manual pre-selection of the required shutter speed and aperture values. In addition, the required focusing distance and focal length can be set via the focusing ring on the lens.
ALWAYS READY TO SHOOT
The superior performance of the Leica X Vario is revealed in naturally lit situations, and is enhanced by its lens hood. But the camera also shows its true strengths in difficult lighting situations and failing or low light. Thanks to its large sensor and fast Leica lens, it allows exposures to a maximum ISO sensitivity of 12500 and thus offers even greater scope for creative experimentation. The Leica X Vario is simply ready to shoot at any moment - like every true Leica.
The Leica X Vario's autofocus is fast, extremely precise and perfect for spontaneous and discreet photography. It's also ideal for letting you become a part of the action and capturing life's intimate moments. As the autofocus zone can be selected manually to define the desired plane of sharpness, photographers can compose their pictures exactly as they envisage them in their mind's eye.
|Lens||Leica Vario-Elmar 1:3.5-6.4 (28-70 mm equivalent), 8 lenses in 6 groups, 1 aspherical lens|
|Focal Length||18-46 mm (28-70 mm film equivalent)|
|Apertures||3.5 to 16 (at 28 mm) / 6.4 to 16 (at 70 mm) in 1?3 EV increments|
|Focusing range||30 cm -infinity|
|Focusing options||1 point, 11 points, spot, face detection
|Image sensor||16.5 MP, APS-C, CMOS image sensor (effective 16.1 MP|
|Resolution||JPEG format, 16 M -4928 x 3272 pixels, 12.2 M -4288 x 2856 pixels, 7 M -3264 x 2160 pixels, 3 M -2144 x 1424 pixels, 1.8 M -1632 x 1080 pixels, DNG: 4944 x 3272 pixels|
|Image data file format||JPEG super fine, JPEG fine, DNG + JPEF super fine, DNG + JPEG fine|
|Exposure modes||Automatic program (P), program shift, aperture priority (A), shutter speed priority (T) and manual setting (M)|
|Exposure compensation||Gradation: 3EV in 1/3 EV increments|
|Automatic exposure bracketing||3 pictures in graduations up to 3 EV, adjustable in 1/3 EV increments|
|Metering modes||Smart multi-segment metering, center-weighted metering, selective (spot) metering|
|White balance||Automatic, presets for daylight, cloud, halogen lighting, shade, electronic flash, 2 manual settings, manual color temperature setting, fine adjustment option for all settings|
|Sensitivity||Automatic, optionally with limits for shutter speed and sensitivity, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO 6400, ISO 12500|
|30s to 1/2000s, with normal flash modes from 1/30s, with flash modes with slower shutter speeds from 30s|
|Continuous shooting||3 fps of 5 fps, max. 8 consecutive exposures with constant shooting speed in DNG + JPED fine quality|
|Color settings||Standard, Vivid, 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 SF 24D, Leica SF 58 flash units|
|Monitor||3” TFT LCD, approx. 920,000 pixels, wide-angle field of ives: 100 %|
Approx. 110 MB
|Memory card||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Interfaces||HDMI out, USB (USB 2.0 high speed), Leica EVF socket|
|Battery (lithium-ion)||Capacity: approx 450 exposures|
|Dimensions||Approx. 133 x 73 x 95 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 650 / 680 g or 22.9 / 24 oz (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)|
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