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Leica X Vario (Typ 107)
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Leica X Vario (Typ 107) Digital Camera

MILC 16.2MP 3x Jun 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
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... More
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14 Reasons For

Leica Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Leica cameras and also specifically for Leica MILC digital cameras and found that in both cases Leica had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on MILC digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the X Vario (Typ 107), the Leica X Vario (Typ 107) has a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1[plb_2070627_price], or the Samsung NX200[plb_1494658_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Leica X Vario (Typ 107) supports Full HD video, as do most of the other MILC digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony Alpha A7 II[plb_2584731_price], and the Nikon 1 J3[plb_1858479_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as 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 alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5[plb_2547546_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Sony Alpha A7 II[plb_2584731_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price].

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The X Vario (Typ 107) has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras that came out more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Halogen" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The X Vario (Typ 107) has a quite big battery capacity (1,600 milliampere * hour) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The smallest battery capacity of MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 680mAh and the biggest is 4,400mAh.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of only 100, the X Vario (Typ 107) has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum ISO speed range from 50 to 200.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The X Vario (Typ 107) has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this age and spec. This Leica camera supports a 200 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by cameras that were released more than two years ago. The ISO speeds "100", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on MILC digital cameras that were released 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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Has Two Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the X Vario (Typ 107) is more than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly found light exposure mode is Auto, but this light exposure mode is not found on this camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE and Shutter priority AE are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the X Vario (Typ 107) is more than most MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on cameras of this type and age.

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16 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The X Vario (Typ 107) does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the X Vario (Typ 107) also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3[plb_1815297_price].

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Leica X Vario (Typ 107) does not support video recording. Most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this digital camera and we think the Samsung NX200[plb_1494658_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Leica X Vario (Typ 107) is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other MILC digital cameras that came out around the same time as the X Vario (Typ 107) are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Samsung NX200[plb_1494658_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3[plb_1815297_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the X Vario (Typ 107), the X Vario (Typ 107) does not have a GPS.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS and we think the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the X Vario (Typ 107), the Leica X Vario (Typ 107) does not have an image stabiliser.

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Not Waterproof

Most MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the X Vario (Typ 107) are not waterproof. The X Vario (Typ 107) is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

Digital cameras of this age and type have maximum focal lengths of between 27mm and 300mm, and the average maximum focal length is 100mm. The X Vario (Typ 107) has a quite short maximum focal length (only 70 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X Vario (Typ 107).

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the X Vario (Typ 107) is more than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of a similar age and type to the X Vario (Typ 107). The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Leica camera.

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Only Features One Auto Focus

The X Vario (Typ 107) has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most MILC digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. The most frequently featured auto focus is Continuous Auto Focus, but this auto focus is not featured on this Leica digital camera. The auto focus Contrast Detection Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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Only 2144 X 1424 Still Image Resolution

The X Vario (Typ 107) has a 2144 x 1424 still image resolution which is higher than the 2736 x 1824 still image resolution found on most cameras of a similar type and age to it. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolutions of 1632 x 1080, 3264 x 2160, 4288 x 2856 and 4928 x 3274 and 4944 x 3274. Across all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the X Vario (Typ 107) the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Only 11 Auto Focus Points

Most MILC digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have between 11 and 246 auto focus points, including the X Vario (Typ 107) which has 11 auto focus points.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the X Vario (Typ 107) is more than most MILC digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Leica camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras that have been available for around the same time as the X Vario (Typ 107). The image format "DNG" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other cameras of this type and age that we have checked, the weight of the Leica X Vario (Typ 107) of 628 grams is one of the heaviest. Across all the cameras of a comparable age and type to the X Vario (Typ 107) the weights range from 70g to 680g.

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Fairly Long Flash Recharging Time

At 5 seconds, the X Vario (Typ 107) has a quite long flash recharging time compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. MILC digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the X Vario (Typ 107) have flash recharging times of between 3s and 5s, and the average flash recharging time is 3.9s.

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Thick

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the depths range from 22mm to 95mm. At 73 millimeters, the Leica X Vario (Typ 107) is fairly thick compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the X Vario (Typ 107).

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Very Tall

The shortest camera of this type and age is 36mm tall and the tallest is 110mm. With a height of 95 millimeters, the X Vario (Typ 107) is one of the tallest MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the X Vario (Typ 107) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Leica X Vario (Typ 107)

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Leica digital camera was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Leica X Vario (Typ 107) has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the X Vario (Typ 107).

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the Nikon 1 J3[plb_1858479_price] which has better reviews.

If this Leica digital camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the NX300[pl_2096674_price] (3.31"), the NX300M[pl_2205970_price] (3.31"), or the NX2000[pl_2085238_price] (3.7") all from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.2 megapixels, the Leica X Vario (Typ 107) has a pretty average megapixel count compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the X Vario (Typ 107).

If you want a camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Nikon 1 V3[plb_2224423_price] (18.4MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Recharging Time
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Tripod Mount
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
System Requirements
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port

Expert Reviews

13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

An excellent combination of sophisticated analogue design and modern digital convenience
Outstanding design and build
Exceptionally sharp 2870mm equivalent zoom lens
Very good still image quality with accurate and realistic colors
Fairly speedy and accurate autofocusing
Other cameras on the market do the same things for less money
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 30 April 2014 by Amudgarden
Amudgarden would recommend the Leica X Vario (Verified Purchase)

The black and white images produced by this camera are simply gorgeous. The clarity, sharpness, contrast...it's pure beauty. It's at the very same level of a Leica Monochrom. I now use it strictly... Read more…

Bw Images
Easy to Use
Great Resolution
Brilliant Manual Focus
Full Manual Controls
Viewfinder
EXPENSIVE
Limited Zoom
Poor Image Stabilization
No Viewfinder

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00799429184308, 04022243184305

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