leica announces compact X vario camera
leica announces compact X vario camera leica announces compact X vario camera
jun 12, 2013

leica announces compact X vario camera

leica announces compact X vario camera
all images courtesy leica camera AG



leica camera AG has announced the release of their latest compact digital camera known as the ‘X vario’. boasting a 16.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, the device packs a 3.0 inch LCD screen within an aluminum and magnesium enclosure. wrapped in leather trim, the camera utilizes a fixed 28-70mm format lens (35 mm equivalent) with an aperture range of f/3.5-6.4 and ISO of 100-12,500. in addition to its photo-taking capabilities, the ‘x vario’ captures 1080p and 720p video at 30 fps (60 fps at 720p).



leica announces compact X vario camera

front 3/4 view with 28-70mm lens attachment 

leica announces compact X vario camera

rear screen detail and dial view 

leica announces compact X vario camera

top view with 28-70mm lens attachment

leica announces compact X vario camera

construction detail 

leica announces compact X vario camera

3/4 view dials and controls 

leica announces compact X vario camera

top view dials and controls



photo specifications:


max resolution: 4928 x 3272
effective pixels: 16.2 megapixels
sensor type: CMOS
sensor size: APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)
ISO: 100 – 12500 (25600 with boost)
screen size: 3.0 inches
shutter speed: 1/2000 sec – 30 sec
continuous drive: 3 or 5 fps


video specifications:


format: MPEG-4, H.264
speaker: mono
microphone: stereo
resolution: 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps)

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