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Leica X Vario

Imaging Resource.com Dave's Pick Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A multi award winning MILC digital camera with average features
MILC 16.2MP 3x CMOS Jun 2013
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Leica X Vario Review

With excellent reviews but average features, we have ranked the Leica X Vario number 655 across all digital cameras.
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228 Reviews + 3 Awards
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Average Features
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4 Years Old
Overall Score
45
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 46?

It has good expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received three awards including a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com plus one other site and an industry award from Imaging Resource.com. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Leica digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, superior product quality and a good screen / viewfinder. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
The X Vario has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Heavy
Wide range of closest focusing distances depending on lens used

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How Big is the Leica X Vario?

The Leica X Vario is 133mm wide and 95mm tall. It is 73mm deep and weighs 628g.

Leica X Vario front dimensions

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Leica X Vario In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Three Industry Awards

This camera received a "Recommended" award from both review sites PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine, both of which decided that this Leica camera was very good.

Imaging Resource.com gave this Leica digital camera a "Dave's Pick" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 14 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Imaging Resource.com and PC Mag this camera has an overall expert rating of 77%.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, X Vario owners rated this digital camera as outstanding. Over 95% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two people who reviewed the product considered that it was noisy.

Excellent Brand

We checked 880 user and expert reviews (including 314 verified purchases) for Leica cameras and found that on average Leica has excellent reviews. We also found that Leica has excellent reviews specifically for its digital cameras. 97% of those that bought a Leica digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

20 people mentioned in their reviews that the Leica X Vario was able to produce good images, eight people who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good image sensor and six people who purchased the product reckoned that it was good in low light.

Users Report Great Product Quality

14 people who bought it concluded that it was good quality.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

20 owners agreed that it had a good screen.

Users Report Nice Design

17 people said that this digital camera was good looking, seven people who reviewed it concluded that it was smooth and two people who reviewed it thought it was well designed.

Customers Report it is Robust

22 owners considered that this digital camera was well made.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Five owners concluded that the product was easy to use, four people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold and four owners who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to handle.

Users Report Superior Technical Features

Three owners who purchased it agreed that it had good features.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Three owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

23 customers said in their reviews that the product was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Three customers who bought the product agreed that it had a good lens.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Three people mentioned in their reviews that it was thin, two people mentioned that it was compact and two customers said that it was easy to carry around.

Customers Report Good Battery Life

15 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good battery life.


Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Leica X Vario of 16.2MP is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Leica camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Leica digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The X Vario has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavy

The weight of the Leica X Vario of 628g is in the heaviest 9% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The lightest digital camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Leica X Vario has an HDMI port, unlike 71% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the X Vario of 3" is fairly large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 21% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The X Vario supports Full HD video. 75% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Leica X Vario has a tripod mount. 75% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras. 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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4944 X 3274 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The X Vario supports a maximum still image resolution of 4944 x 3274 pixels. That's 2% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. In addition, this camera supports still image resolutions of 4928 x 3274 pixels, 4288 x 2856 pixels, 3264 x 2160 pixels plus 2 more values. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 pixels and the worst is 384 x 480 pixels.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Leica camera was released in June 2013.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00799429184308, 04022243184305

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Leica X Vario

Four more awards
91% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Expert reviews are marginally better
Vastly lower display resolution (numeric)
One more awards
289g lighter
Larger display diagonal
Lower display resolution (numeric)

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