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Leica X-E Digital Camera

£1,249.00
£995.00 £254.00 cheaper than 21 days ago
Compact Camera 16.2MP 1x CMOS Oct 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Good size
Poor support
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

This compact camera received a score of 70 out of 100 from camera expert review website PhotographyBlog.com.

Leica Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 751 expert and owner reviews (including 20 verified purchases), Leica has good reviews for its cameras. Leica also has good reviews specifically for its compact cameras compared to other brands. 100% of those that bought a Leica camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Support

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.


Price

Price Has Gone Down by £254 (20%)

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Pricey

Similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago range in price from £301 to £2,099. We think that this camera looks expensive compared to other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.


Design

Difficult to Use

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


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.


Weight & Dimensions

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.

Average Weight

With a weight of 316 grams, the Leica X-E has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released in April 2017.


Other Features

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 compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Sony DSC-HX50 which has better reviews.

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Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

The Leica X-E has a fairly small optical zoom (only 1 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera. The smallest optical zoom of compact cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 1x, the biggest is 50x, and the average optical zoom is 8.6x.

We compared all the other 1x optical zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X100T (£739) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Leica X-E has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 36 millimeters) amongst compact cameras of this age. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 290mm.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 24 millimeters, the Leica X-E has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras of a similar age and type to this camera range from 18mm to 35mm.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the Leica X-E has one of the smallest display diagonals amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago the display diagonals range from 2.7" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 3.1".

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Fujifilm X100T (£739) (3" and higher rated).

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the Leica X-E has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera. Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have display resolutions (numeric) of between 230,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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Flash

Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Leica X-E has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a shoe mounting point.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Leica X-E has a hand strap. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Leica X-E has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Leica X-E has a battery charger included, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Leica X-E has an HDMI, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Memory

Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 21MB to 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 1.4GB. At 110 megabytes, the Leica X-E has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Picture Quality

Only 2144 X 1424 Still Image Resolution

The Leica X-E has a 2144 x 1424 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 384 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this age and type. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of - 2144 x 1424 and - 1632 x 1080 and - 4944 x 3278. Across all similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Light Exposure

Supports Nine ISO Sensitivities

The Leica X-E has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00799429184544, 04022243184541

Leica X-E Review Sources

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