Leica X (Typ 113)

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Providing the classic 35mm equivalent focal length, the Leica X (Typ 113) Digital Compact Camera with Summilux 23mm f/1.7 ASPH Lens is a light, compact Leica camera equipped with a 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor in APS-C format--a format usually only found in much larger DSLR cameras.

Leica X (Typ 113) Digital Camera The Summilux 23mm f/1.7 ASPH non-interchangeable lens gives the Leica X an iconic 35mm view (35mm equivalent) and has 10 elements in 8 groups (2 aspheric lens elements). The wide f/1.7 aperture is designed to maximize the camera's light-gathering capabilities and assist in low-light shooting. The Leica X enables manual focusing or precise autofocus with automatic exposure, ensuring photographers perfectly exposed, sharp images with a press of the shutter release. Its wide-angle creates sufficient distance when needed and also lets shooters to get in close to pick out the details in a scene. Its improved CMOS sensor helps to yield low noise levels for effective low-light and indoor photography without a flash, high dynamic range, and accurate color fidelity. Sensitivity goes as high as 12500 ISO.

Record HD 1080 video at 30fps. Movie recording can be started and stopped easily at the touch of a button. Later, view your photos and videos on a larger screen via the integrated HDMI-out port. A 3" TFT LCD with 920,000 pixels and a 100% field of view almost fills the entire back of the camera and enables the Live Mode and precision focusing. Users can also view and compose their images using either the optical or electronic Leica viewfinder (both optional) which fit into the accessory shoe on top of the camera body.

The Leica X is equipped with a built-in flash and configured with a hot shoe for attaching an optional external flash unit.

The camera records both JPEG and DNG file formats and registered owners can download a free copy of Adobe Lightroom to process the camera's DNG raw files. With legendary Leica precision engineering, the Leica X is compact (2.9 x 5.2") and lightweight (only 16 oz), and features a design reminiscent of classic Leica M-series rangefinders.

The Leica X comes in black body with black leatherette covering or a silver body with a brown leatherette covering.

APS-C CMOS Sensor Large APS-C-sized 16.2MP CMOS sensor contributes to producing high-resolution, well-detailed still images and full HD video with minimal noise and notable low-light sensitivity to ISO 12500 Summilux 23mm f/1.7 ASPH Zoom Lens (35mm Equivalent)

    The wide-angle to telephoto zoom range offers a variety of options for compositions, and the lens permits quick and easy focal length adjustments. Two aspherical elements are incorporated within the optical design to minimize chromatic aberrations and produce sharp overall imagery throughout the zoom range.
Simply moving the focusing ring on the lens from MF to AF mode activates the fast, precise, and virtually silent auto focus. The ring also allows you to set required focusing distance and focal length with ease Fast, Versatile Autofocus
    Choose from 1-point, 11-point, spot, and face detection options. Since the autofocus zone can be selected manually to define the desired plane of sharpness, you can compose shots exactly as you envision them
3.0" Wide-Angle TFT LCD
    The large 3.0" TFT LCD monitor features a resolution of 920k pixels, a wide viewing angle, and 100% coverage. Its user-friendly menu interface provides a clear overview of all settings at a glance
Comfort and Control
    Functions and controls are clearly laid out, and settings can be changed in an instant to meet the requirements of any shooting situation
Exposure Control
    Benefit from manual exposure for a greater level of control over your compositions, or take advantage of automatic program, program shift (P), aperture priority (A), and shutter speed priority (T) options. Automatic exposure bracketing is also available, letting you capture 3 pictures in graduations up to 3 EV, adjustable in 1/3 EV increments. The precise click-detent dials on the top plate allow manual pre-selection of the required shutter speed and aperture values
HD Movie Recording
    Capture HD 1920 x 1080 video at 30 fps at the touch of a button. The integrated wind-cut filter ensures outstanding audio clarity. Videos can be saved in the Internet-friendly MP4 format and uploaded directly to mobile devices or social media sites without conversion. Watch your creations on a larger screen via the built-in HDMI-out connection
Built-in Flash and Hot Shoe
    Equipped with a built-in flash and configured with a hot shoe for attaching an optional external flash unit. Built-in flash features 3 EV of exposure compensation in 1/3-EV increments and a recycle time of approx. 5 sec with a fully-charged battery
Continuous Shooting at 5 fps
    To help capture fast-moving action, the camera can perform continuous capture of up to 7 images at a rate of 3-5 fps in DNG + JPEG fine quality
Picture Quality
    JPEG super fine, JPEG fine, DNG + JPEG super fine, and DNG + JPEG fine available
Color Settings
    Choose from Standard, Dynamic, Natural, B&W Natural, and B&W High Contrast
Durable, Elegant Construction
    Designed and built in Germany
Free Lightroom Download
    After registration, use the free download of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom photo management and editing suite


Specifications
Body type Large sensor compact  
Sensor
Max resolution 4928 x 3264  
Other resolutions 4272 x 2856, 3264 x 2160, 2144 x 1424, 1632 x 1080  
Image ratio w:h 3:2  
Effective pixels 16 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 17 megapixels  
Sensor size APS-C (23 x 15.5 mm)  
Sensor type CMOS  
Image
ISO Auto, 100-12,500  
White balance presets 2  
Custom white balance Yes  
Image stabilization Unknown  
Uncompressed format RAW  
JPEG quality levels Super fine, fine  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 35 mm  
Optical zoom 1  
Maximum aperture F1.7 - F32.0  
Autofocus
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Face Detection
 
Digital zoom Yes  
Normal focus range 20 cm (7.87)  
Macro focus range 20 cm (7.87)  
Number of focus points 11  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen size 3  
Screen dots 920,000  
Touch screen No  
Screen type LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type None  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec  
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority No  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Built-in flash Yes  
Continuous drive 5.0 fps  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
 
Exposure compensation 3 (at 1/3 EV steps)  
AE Bracketing 3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)  
Videography features
Microphone Stereo  
Speaker Mono  
Storage
Storage types SD, SDHC, SDXC  
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes  
Microphone port No  
Headphone port No  
Physical
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description BP-DC8  
Battery Life (CIPA) 350  
Weight (inc. batteries) 486 g (1.07 lb / 17.14 oz)  
Dimensions 133 x 73 x 78 mm (5.24 x 2.87 x 3.07)  
Other features
GPS None


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