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Leica X-E Digital Camera

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16.2MP CMOS SDHC 2.7" Oct 2014
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13 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This camera received an expert rating of 70 out of 100 from PhotographyBlog.com.

Leica Cameras Have Good Reviews

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.

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.

Price Drop of £185.00

The price of the X-E dropped by £185.00 in the last few days.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Leica X-E has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the X-E.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the DSC-HX50[pl_1611593_price], or the DSC-RX100[pl_2319255_price] both from Sony or the Canon 130[plb_377562_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that came out 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.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the DSC-HX50[pl_1611593_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the DSC-RX100[pl_2319255_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Sony or the Canon 130[plb_377562_price] (HC MMC+|MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to look at include the DSC-HX50[pl_1611593_price], or the DSC-RX100[pl_2319255_price] both from Sony which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon 130[plb_377562_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the X-E have internal memorys of between 9.5MB and 8.2GB. At 110 megabytes, the Leica X-E has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Leica X-E is more than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Leica camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of a similar age and spec to the X-E. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Halogen", "Manual" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

Digital cameras of this type and age have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 87, and the average maximum aperture number is 11. At 16, the Leica X-E has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Nine ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Leica X-E is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Leica camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 and Auto are also supported by this Leica digital camera.

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Quite Short Fastest Camera Shutter Speed

The fastest camera shutter speeds of cameras of a similar type and age to the X-E range from 0.0005s to 1s. At only 0.0005 seconds, the Leica X-E has a very short fastest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the X-E.

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15 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.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Leica X-E does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years which have an image stabilizer.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Canon 130[plb_377562_price], or the Sony DSC-RX100[plb_2319255_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Leica X-E does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the X-E also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Sony DSC-HX50[plb_1611593_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Leica X-E does not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Sony DSC-HX50[plb_1611593_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the X-E do not support video capability. The Leica X-E is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a video capability and we think the Canon 130[plb_377562_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that are a similar age to the X-E are not waterproof. The Leica X-E is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Leica X-E is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Leica X-E does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the X-E also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Very Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.7 inches, the Leica X-E has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. The display diagonals of cameras that came out around the same time as the X-E range from 2.7" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 3.1".

We compared this digital camera to all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon 130[plb_377562_price] is also worth considering.

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Expensive

After checking the price of 20 cameras that were released more than two years ago they range in price from £301 to £2,499. We think that this compact camera looks expensive compared to other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Leica X-E has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 36 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the X-E. Across all the cameras that have been available for around the same time as the X-E the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 0.28mm to 720mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 210mm.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Leica X-E has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of this type and age. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Red-eye reduction", "Second curtain synchro" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Leica camera.

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Only 2144 X 1424 Still Image Resolution(s)

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

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Leica X-E has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s (only 230,000 pixels) amongst compact cameras of this age. Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have display resolution (numeric)s of between 230,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Leica X-E

Released Over Two Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Megapixel

The Leica X-E has a pretty average megapixel (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the X-E.

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Average Weight

The Leica X-E has a fairly average weight (316 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the DSC-RX100[pl_2319255_price] (240g), or the DSC-HX50[pl_1611593_price] (245g) both from Sony or the Canon 130[plb_377562_price] (133g) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Video
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Built-In Flash

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

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