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Leica X2 Digital Camera

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16.2MP CMOS SDHC 2.7" Jan 2014
Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Display Diagonal Release Date
Outstanding Image QualityLeica X2 features an impressively large, professional APS-C CMOS image sensor with a high resolution of more than 16 megapixels. In combination with its high-performance... More
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27 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The experts at two expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this compact camera camera. This Leica camera received a "Recommended" award from both PhotographyBlog.com and Hi-tech.mail.ru/.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this compact camera camera is 80% based on fourteen expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, T3.com and Digital Versus. It seems that experts are not that keen on this camera.

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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Leica Has Good Camera Reviews

Leica has good average ratings for its compact cameras as well as across its entire camera range.

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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 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.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Quite High Megapixel

The Leica X2 has a fairly high megapixel (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the X2. Compact cameras that were released around the same time as the X2 have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (16.3MP), or the Canon SX710 HS[plb_3538695_price] (20.3MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Leica X2 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F[plb_1682904_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago have internal memorys of between 6.9MB and 8.2GB. The Leica X2 has one of the bigger internal memorys (110 megabytes) amongst cameras of this age.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The Leica X2 has a fairly long slowest camera shutter speed (30 seconds) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the X2. Digital cameras of this spec and age have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 15s.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

Cameras of this age and spec have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 72. At 16, the Leica X2 has a very small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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450 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Leica X2 is a camera that takes 450 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago take between 110 and 1,249 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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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 the ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most cameras of this age and type.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction across all cameras of this age and type.

The worst light exposure correction amongst similar types of camera is ± 2EV (1/2EV step).

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max)s of digital cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 3 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,600. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 12,500, the Leica X2 has one of the higher ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Leica X2 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the X2. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Leica digital camera.

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Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The Leica X2 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this Leica digital camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Single Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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TFT Display

The Leica X2 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras of this type and age. 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. Across all cameras of this type and age the display ranges from LCD to AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 5mm to 39mm. At only 24 millimeters, the Leica X2 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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11 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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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Leica X2 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

There are a number of other cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might want to consider including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price].

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the X2, the Leica X2 does not support video capability.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also support video capability including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Leica X2 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the X2 do not support wi-Fi. The Leica X2 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR[plb_394895_price], or the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Leica X2 is not 3D.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras of this age and spec do not have a GPS (satellite). The Leica X2 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Leica X2 is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

Across all the digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the X2 the weights range from 20g to 840g. With a weight of 345 grams, the Leica X2 is one of the heavier digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the X2 amongst compact cameras of this age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Sigma DP3 Merrill[plb_1904405_price] (400g), the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] (314g), or the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (330g) which is also higher rated.

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Only 2144 X 1424 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Leica X2 has a 2144 x 1424 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 2736 x 1824 still image resolution(s) found on most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Leica camera also have still image resolution(s)s 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 of this age and spec is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Leica X2 has a greater number of supported image formats than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Leica camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the X2. The image formats supported "DNG" is also supported by this camera.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Leica X2

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Leica released the X2.

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Leica X2 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the X2.

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 PowerShot A3200 IS[plb_1463972_price] is also worth considering.

If this digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Canon SX710 HS[plb_3538695_price] (3"), or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8") which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Leica X2 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. Most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the SX280 HS[pl_2126239_price], and the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price] both from Canon or the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix 8800[plb_1640989_price] (CCD), or the Canon 150[plb_2176458_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Sensor Format
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Video
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
Self-Timer Delay
Live View
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Other Features
Built-In Flash

2 Awards

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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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