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Leica X2 Digital Camera

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16.2MP CMOS SDHC 2.7" Jan 2014
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23 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

PhotographyBlog.com and Hi-tech.mail.ru/ both thought that concluded that they would endorse this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 80 out of 100 based on fourteen expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, T3.com and Digital Versus.

Good Size

A few customers wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Four years ago expert review site Pcmag.com said “The Leica X2 is a large-sensor compact camera with a sharp lens” and rated it 70 out of 100. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “The Leica X2 is the latest serious compact camera from Leica, replacing the”. Ephotozine.com also wrote “The Leica X2 is one of the most compact cameras available with an APS-C sensor”.

One person who purchased the Leica X2 concluded that it was a good body shape.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Leica X2 reviewers who purchased this digital camera thought it was good quality. Four years ago Pcmag.com wrote “The excellent optics and solid build quality of the Leica X2 ($1,995 list) match its luxury price point.” in their review of the Leica X2. Expert review site Digitalversus.com wrote in the same month “The generally excellent quality makes it all the more difficult to overlook blips” in their review of this digital camera and rated the Leica X2 4 stars. Amateurphotographer.co.uk gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars and said “The Leica X2 stands out as a high-quality, well-built camera, with a sharp lens and good image quality at low sensitivities”.

Nice Design

A few customers thought this digital camera was good looking. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine four years ago “With a stylish body it features improved resolution, design” in their Leica X2 review. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100 and said “It looks gorgeous, has some enviable features.”. Pocket-Lint.com also mentioned “Is a great, stylised statement camera”.

Easy to Use

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of the Leica X2 four years ago “This can be handy for lining up shots in strong sunlight”. Digitalversus.com also mentioned “Which isn't too slow to use.”. Three years ago Howtospendit.ft.com wrote “Ridiculous ease of use and peerless image quality” in their review.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of Leica X2 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “Features a 16.2 megapixel APS-C sensor, ISO100 to ISO12500, improved focus” in their review. Expert review site Stuff.tv rated the Leica X2 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “A retro-flavoured, large sensor camera that we adored”.

Two Leica X2 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. One Leica X2 reviewer considered that the Leica X2 had a good picture resolution.

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Robust

A few people reckoned that it was well made.

Good Quality Lens

Some people who reviewed the Leica X2 concluded that it had a good lens. One customer said that the Leica X2 had a good autofocus.

Good Brand

Compact cameras produced by Leica have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Leica also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Good Technical Features

A number of Leica X2 reviewers considered that it had good features.

Good Flash

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had a good flash.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Leica X2 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of cameras that were released around the same time as the X2 range from 37MB to 110MB. At 110 megabytes, the Leica X2 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the X2.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of 16, the Leica X2 has one of the smaller maximum apertures amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The biggest maximum aperture of compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the X2 is 1.8 and the smallest is 22.

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450 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Leica X2 is a camera that takes 450 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type take between 150 and 949 shots per battery charge.

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

The Leica X2 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. Most digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction across all digital cameras that came out around the same time as the X2.

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

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The Leica X2 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Leica digital camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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Features One Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Leica X2 is more than most cameras of this age and type. The most frequently featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Single Auto Focus are also featured on this Leica digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Leica X2 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 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.

This digital camera's display (TFT) is in fact the best display amongst all compact cameras that came out around the same time as the X2.

An LCD display is the worst display amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The average minimum focal length of digital cameras that were released around the same time as the X2 is 27mm. With a minimum focal length of only 24 millimeters, the Leica X2 has a fairly short minimum focal length compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the X2.

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12 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Several Leica X2 owners who purchased it thought it was not cheap. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com said “It’s also extortionately expensive” in their review although they rated it 70 out of 100. Pocket-Lint.com also wrote “How expensive? Try £1575 for the”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was not good value for money. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com said in their review “That made it a tempting (if pricey) proposition” .

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of digital cameras that came out around the same time as the X2 range from 1x to 50x. At only 1 times zoom factor, the Leica X2 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Leica X2 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the X2 which support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Leica X2 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the X2 do have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Leica X2 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Leica X2 does not support video recording. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not support video recording.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Leica X2 is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the X2 are not 3D compatible. The Leica X2 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the X2 do not have a GPS. The Leica X2 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Quite Small Screen Size

At only 2.7 inches, the Leica X2 has a very small screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the X2. The screen sizes of compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the X2 range from 2.7" to 3.5", and the average screen size is 3".

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Pricey

The price range of cameras of a similar age and spec is from £301 to £2,199. We think that this camera looks expensive compared to other cameras of a similar age and spec.

Only 2144 X 1424 Still Image Resolution

The Leica X2 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Leica camera has a 2144 x 1424 still image resolution, whereas most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of - 4288 x 2856, - 3264 x 2160, - 2144 x 1424 and - 1632 x 1080 and - 4944 x 3272. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras that are a similar age to the X2 is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Leica X2

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this digital camera was released.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.2 megapixels, the Leica X2 has a pretty average megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 345 grams, the Leica X2 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the X2.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Specification

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Lens System
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Video
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
Self-Timer
Live View
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating System/software
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Packaging Content
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Special Features

2 Awards

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended hi-tech.mail.ru/ Recommended

Expert Reviews

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15 September 2013

Two years ago, I introduced you to the Leica X1, the most beautiful digital camera yet seen, with its stylistic echo of the 1925 Leica 1 model, and ridiculous ease of use and peerless image... Read more…

PhotographyBlog.com

The Leica X2 is a 16 megapixel compact camera with a 36mm fixed lens and a 2.7 inch LCD screen. The X2 has an APS-C sized, 23.6x15.8mm CMOS sensor with a 3:2 aspect ratio, which promises to... Read more…

5 November 2012

The Leica X2 is a large-sensor compact camera with a sharp lens and a classic control interface, but it doesn't excel in low light...

1 August 2012

Update: We've updated the gallery above to include images of the new Leica X2 Paul Smith Edition which was recently announced at Photokina 2012 . Available in limited numbers from October 2012,... Read more…

1 August 2012

Certainly not a leader when it comes to versatility and spec, but the X2 excels as a modernised 35mm street shooter...

20 July 2012

The X2 improves upon its predecessor and is a great, stylised statement camera. The fixed lens (36mm in full-frame terms) won?t suit all, but for the niche market its aimed at it?s a cracking...

High-quality compact-sized cameras were few and far between when the X1 was released, and that made it a tempting (if pricey) proposition. Today, however, the market the X2 enters has changed...

In what is becoming a very competitive and overlapping market, the Leica X2 stands out as a high-quality, well-built camera, with a sharp lens and good image quality at low sensitivities. Sadly,...

26 June 2012

The Leica X2 is a superb expert compact that'll please photo enthusiasts looking for a simple model that takes great-quality pictures and which isn't too slow to use. But the generally excellent...

12 June 2012

The Leica X2 is one of the most compact cameras available with an APS-C sensor, and with a stylish body it features improved resolution, design and importantly focus speed. However, since the...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers leica 18450, leica 18452
Barcodes 00617401922505, 00617401922512, 00799429184506, 00799429184520, 04022243184503, 04022243184527

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