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Leica X-E (Typ 102)
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Leica X-E (Typ 102) Digital Camera

16.2MP CMOS SDHC 2.7" Oct 2014
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12 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Camera expert review site PhotographyBlog.com scored this Leica digital camera 70 out of 100.

Leica Has Good Camera Reviews

Leica has good average ratings for its compact cameras as well as across its entire camera range.

Good Size

One customer concluded that the product was compact. Photographyblog.com mentioned “The Leica X-E (Typ 102) is a 16 megapixel compact camera with an APS-C sized, 23.6x15.8mm CMOS sensor with a 3” and gave it a score of 70 out of 100.

Good Quality Lens

One customer said in their reviews that the product had a good lens. Photographyblog.com wrote on PhotographyBlog.com “Sharp lens” in their review and gave it a score of 70 out of 100.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The X-E (Typ 102) has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the X-E (Typ 102).

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Leica X2[plb_2496546_price].

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC memory currently available including the X2[pl_2496546_price], or the X2[pl_2496546_price] both from Leica which has better reviews.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Leica X (Typ  113)[plb_2527202_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the X-E (Typ 102) is more than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of this type and age. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Red-eye reduction", "Second curtain synchro" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Leica digital camera.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the X-E (Typ 102) is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras that were launched around the same time as the X-E (Typ 102). The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Halogen", "Manual" and "Shade" are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 110 megabytes, the X-E (Typ 102)'s internal memory is one of the biggest amongst digital cameras of this type and age. The internal memory of cameras of this type and age range from 37MB to 110MB.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

The X-E (Typ 102) has one of the smaller maximum apertures (16) amongst cameras of this age. The average maximum aperture of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the X-E (Typ 102) is 8.6, and the maximum apertures range from 1.8 to 22.

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Supports Nine ISO Speeds

The Leica X-E (Typ 102) has a greater number of ISO speeds than most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Leica digital camera supports 3 and 200 ISO speeds, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. The ISO speeds "100", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Camera Shutter Speed

When compared to other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the X-E (Typ 102), the minimum camera shutter speed of the Leica X-E (Typ 102) of only 0.0005 seconds is one of the shortest. The minimum camera shutter speeds of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the X-E (Typ 102) range from 0.0005s to 1s, and the average minimum camera shutter speed is 0.97s.

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16 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One person considered that it did not have good technical guidance. Photographyblog.com mentioned “Disappointing manual focus experience” nonetheless they gave the Leica X-E (Typ 102) a score of 4 stars.

Difficult to Use

One person who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it did not have a good experience.

Recent Price Increase of £131.00

In the last 30 days the X-E (Typ 102) has increased in price by £131.00.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Leica X-E (Typ 102) does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years which support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support Full HD video which you might also want to look at including the Leica X (Typ  113)[plb_2527202_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago have an image stabiliser, however the Leica X-E (Typ 102) does not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the X-E (Typ 102) do not support WiFi connectivity. The Leica X-E (Typ 102) is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the X-E (Typ 102) does not support video recording.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Leica X-E (Typ 102) is not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

The X-E (Typ 102) is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the X-E (Typ 102) are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The X-E (Typ 102) does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS.

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Very Small Screen Size

The X-E (Typ 102) has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 2.7 inches) amongst cameras of this age. The smallest screen size of digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 2.7" and the largest is 3.5".

We compared this camera to all the other 2.7" screen cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Leica X2[plb_2496546_price] is also worth considering.

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Pricey

After checking the price of 29 digital cameras of this age and spec they range in price from £301 to £2,199. We think that this Leica camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras of this age and spec.

Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The maximum focal lengths of compact cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 28mm to 1,300mm. At only 36 millimeters, the X-E (Typ 102) has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the X-E (Typ 102).

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Only Features Two Auto Focus

The X-E (Typ 102) has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on cameras that have been available for around the same time as the X-E (Typ 102). The auto focus "Spot Auto Focus" is also featured on this Leica camera.

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Only 2144 X 1424 Still Image Resolution

The X-E (Typ 102) has a higher still image resolution than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Leica digital camera has a 2144 x 1424 still image resolution, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. This digital camera also have still image resolutions of - 2144 x 1424 and - 1632 x 1080 and - 4944 x 3278. The worst still image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the X-E (Typ 102) is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Across all the cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the X-E (Typ 102) the display resolutions range from 4,200 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 860,000 pixels. With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the X-E (Typ 102) has one of the lower display resolutions amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Leica X-E (Typ 102)

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this camera was released.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.2 megapixels, the X-E (Typ 102) has a relatively typical megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16.2MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the X2[pl_2496546_price], or the X (Typ  113)[pl_2527202_price] both from Leica.

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Average Weight

The X-E (Typ 102) has a fairly average weight (316 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the X-E (Typ 102).

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the X (Typ  113)[pl_2527202_price] (451g and higher rated), or the X2[pl_2496546_price] (345g and higher rated) both from Leica.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think the X2[pl_2496546_price], and the X (Typ  113)[pl_2527202_price] both from Leica which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focusing
Auto Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Operational Conditions
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Special Features

Expert Reviews

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13 February 2015

The Leica X-E (Typ 102) is a 16 megapixel compact camera with an APS-C sized, 23.6x15.8mm CMOS sensor with a 3:2 aspect ratio, image-stabilized Leica Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 lens provides a focal... Read more…

Compact
16-megapixel APS-C image sensor
Excellent detail at high sensitivities
Sharp lens
External EVF available
Expensive
Awful rear LCD
No video support
Color cast at ISO 12500
Disappointing manual focus experience

Product Identifiers

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