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Leica X (Typ  113)
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Leica X (Typ  113) Digital Camera

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16.2MP CMOS SDXC 3" Oct 2014
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25 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this compact camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on ten expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and PC Mag this Leica camera has an average expert rating of 71 out of 100.

Good Size

A number of Leica X (Typ  113) owners mentioned that it was compact. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag two years ago “The Leica X (Typ 113) prime compact camera has the brightest lens you'll find in its class.”. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review on expert website Ephotozine “The Leica X Typ 113 offers one of the brightest lenses available in a compact camera with an APS-C CMOS sensor, with an f/1.7 lens”. Photographyblog.com rated it 4 stars and wrote on PhotographyBlog.com “The Leica X (Typ 113) is a 16.2 megapixel compact camera with an APS-C sized, 23.6x15.8mm CMOS sensor with a 3” in their review of the Leica X (Typ  113).

Good Quality Lens

A number of Leica X (Typ  113) owners said in their reviews that it had a good lens. One Leica X (Typ  113) owner who purchased it reckoned that it had a good autofocus.

Easy to Use

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Leica X (Typ  113) was easy to handle. Digitalversus.com wrote in their Leica X (Typ  113) review on expert review site Digital Versus “Even the manufacturing and handling have gotten better”.

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “A new manual focus ring is a pleasure to use”.

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Good Brand

Based on 224 user and expert reviews, Leica has good reviews for its digital cameras. Leica also has good reviews specifically for its compact cameras.

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Good Technical Features

One Leica X (Typ  113) owner who purchased the product considered that it had good features. Last year Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “The new X features a bright 23mm f/1.7 lens, equivalent to 35mm in film format, instead of the 24mm f/2.8 lens on the X2 /” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 70 out of 100.

Good Video Capture

One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Expert website Digitalversus.com scored it 4 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “It has a 35mm f/1.7 lens (the brightest of its kind), much faster performance, Full HD video and, finally”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Leica X (Typ  113) owner who purchased the Leica X (Typ  113) considered that it had a good screen. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “A modern 2014-style display” in their review of the Leica X (Typ  113).

Good Quality Pictures

One Leica X (Typ  113) owner who purchased the Leica X (Typ  113) wrote that it was able to produce good images. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk said last year “If there’s one badge guaranteed to make photographer’s pulses race just that little bit faster, it’s the iconic red dot of Leica”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camera is Full HD, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the X (Typ  113), the Leica X (Typ  113) supports Full HD video.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Leica X2[plb_2496546_price] (SD|SDHC) which also has a higher rating.

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Very High Maximum Playback Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and type to the X (Typ  113) the maximum playback zooms range from 8x to 16x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 10x. When compared to other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the X (Typ  113), the X (Typ  113)'s maximum playback zoom of 16 times zoom factor is one of the highest.

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Features Four Flash Modes

The X (Typ  113) has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Leica camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of a similar spec and age to the X (Typ  113). The flash modes "Fill-in", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Leica digital camera.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The X (Typ  113) has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Leica digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Manual" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Has One Photo Effect

The X (Typ  113) has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Leica camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

Compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the X (Typ  113) have maximum apertures of between 1.8 and 22. The X (Typ  113) has a fairly small maximum aperture (16) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the X (Typ  113).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Leica X (Typ  113) has a wider light exposure correction than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most digital cameras of this type and age have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the best light exposure correction across all cameras that are a comparable age to the X (Typ  113).

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction across comparable types of camera.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Leica X (Typ  113) is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on cameras that were released more than two years ago. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE" and "Auto" are also found on this Leica camera.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The X (Typ  113) has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Leica camera supports 3 and 200 ISO speeds, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the X (Typ  113). The ISO speeds "100", "200", "400", "800", "1600" and "6400" are also supported by this Leica digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Leica X (Typ  113) has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras of this age and type. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is in fact the best display across all comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of camera the worst display is LCD.

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Features Three Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the X (Typ  113) is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The auto focus "Multi Point Auto Focus" and "Spot Auto Focus" are also featured on this Leica digital camera.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

The X (Typ  113) has a very small minimum aperture (only 1.7) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the X (Typ  113). Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the minimum apertures range from 1.7 to 22, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2.

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14 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One person considered that the Leica X (Typ  113) was not cheap. Expert website Pcmag.com said “It's expensive and has its share of quirks” however they gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the X (Typ  113) have a built-in flash, however the X (Typ  113) does not have a built-in flash.

Other cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to consider include the Leica X2[plb_2496546_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The X (Typ  113) does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the X (Typ  113).

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Leica X (Typ  113) does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The X (Typ  113) does not support video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the X (Typ  113) also do not support video recording.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the X (Typ  113) are not waterproof. The X (Typ  113) is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The X (Typ  113) is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the X (Typ  113) are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The X (Typ  113) does not have a GPS. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a GPS.

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Not Cheap

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

Heavy

The Leica X (Typ  113) is fairly heavy (451 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The average weight of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the X (Typ  113) is 340g.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Leica X2[plb_2496546_price] (345g) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 2144 X 1424 Still Image Resolution

The X (Typ  113) has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a 2144 x 1424 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. In addition, this Leica digital camera have still image resolutions of 4928 x 3264, 4272 x 2856, 3264 x 2160, 2144 x 1424 and 1632 x 1080 and 4944 x 3278. Across all similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Only Two Aspheric Elements

The X (Typ  113) is a two aspheric element camera. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the X (Typ  113) have between one and eight aspheric elements.

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Very Thick

When compared to other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the X (Typ  113) that we have assessed the depth of, the Leica X (Typ  113)'s depth of 78 millimeters is one of the thickest. The thinnest camera of a comparable age and spec to the X (Typ  113) is 16mm deep and the thickest is 110mm.

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Very Wide

With a width of 133 millimeters, the Leica X (Typ  113) is very wide compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the X (Typ  113). Across all the compact cameras that were released more than two years ago the widths range from 98mm to 150mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Leica X (Typ  113)

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Leica released the X (Typ  113).

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the X (Typ  113) has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the X (Typ  113).

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Average Megapixel Count

The X (Typ  113) has a relatively typical megapixel count (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the X (Typ  113).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16.2MP cameras currently available including the Leica X2[plb_2496546_price] which has better reviews.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

There are a number of alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to consider including the Leica X2[plb_2496546_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Sensor Format
Design
Colour
Lens System
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Points Selection
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Maximum Playback Zoom
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Included Wrist Strap
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Special Features

1 Award

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(13)
23 February 2015

PhotographyBlog.com

The Leica X (Typ 113) is a 16.2 megapixel compact camera with an APS-C sized, 23.6x15.8mm CMOS sensor with a 3:2 aspect ratio, image-stabilized Leica Summilux 23mm f/1.7 lens with 10 elements in 8... Read more…

If there?s one badge guaranteed to make photographer?s pulses race just that little bit faster, it?s the iconic red dot of Leica. The German company has been making cameras for 90 years, and its... Read more…

13 February 2015

The Leica X Typ 113 offers one of the brightest lenses available in a compact camera with an APS-C CMOS sensor, with an f/1.7 lens. However, it's frustrating how the camera overides your manual...

30 October 2014

The Leica X (Typ 113) prime compact camera has the brightest lens you'll find in its class, but it's expensive and has its share of quirks...

23 September 2014

The Leica X (Typ 113) is an across-the-board improvement. It has a 35mm f/1.7 lens (the brightest of its kind), much faster performance, Full HD video and, finally, a modern 2014-style display....

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 20 November 2014 by AV

This camera is getting an unfair amount of criticism. A little background. I am a serious hobbyist who has enjoyed photography from the age of 14. I have owned my fair share of high end digital... Read more…

Easy to Use
Fast Shutter Speed
Good in Low Light
Great Resolution
Large Clear LCD
Still A Little Bigheavy
Reviewed 19 October 2014 by Onlinefred
Onlinefred would recommend the Leica X Typ 113 (Verified Purchase)

Focus faster than X-Vario, brighter I used it as my back up camera, when not using DSLR...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers leica 18441
Barcodes 00799429184407, 00799429184414, 04022243184404, 04022243184411

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