Leica X2 Compact Digital Camera

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Leica X2 Digital Camera The Leica X2 Digital Compact Camera With Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 ASPH Lens (Silver) is light, compact Leica camera equipped with a 16.1 megapixel CMOS sensor in APS-C format--a format usually only found in much larger DSLR cameras.

The Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 ASPH. non-interchangeable lens has 8 elements in 6 groups (1 aspheric lens) and 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 differentiation. Sensitivity goes as high as 12500 ISO. The crop factor of the sensor is 1.5 in comparison with 35mm film format, which means the lens has an effective (35mm equivalent) focal length of approximately 35mm.

A 2.7" LCD with 230,000 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 fits into the accessory shoe on top of the camera body.

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 X2 is compact (2.7 x 4.9") and lightweight (only 11.2 oz), and features a design reminiscent of classic Leica M-series rangefinders. May 10, 2012

Body type Large sensor compact  
Max resolution 4928 x 3264  
Other resolutions 4944 x 3272, 4288 x 2856, 3264 x 2160, 2144 x1424, 1632 x 1080  
Image ratio w:h 3:2, 16:9  
Effective pixels 16 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 17 megapixels  
Sensor size APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)  
Sensor type CMOS  
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12500  
White balance presets 5  
Custom white balance Yes (2)  
Image stabilization No  
Uncompressed format RAW  
JPEG quality levels Fine, Standard  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 36 mm  
Optical zoom 1  
Maximum aperture F2.8  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Single
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom No  
Manual focus Yes  
Normal focus range 30 cm (11.81)  
Macro focus range 30 cm (11.81)  
Number of focus points 11  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen size 2.7  
Screen dots 230,000  
Touch screen No  
Live view No  
Viewfinder type Electronic (optional)  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec  
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes No  
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)  
External flash Yes (with Leica SF 24D, Leica SF 58 flash units)  
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync, Studio  
Continuous drive 5.0 fps  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 12 sec)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 3 (at 1/3 EV steps)  
Videography features
Microphone None  
Speaker None  
Storage types SD/SDHC card  
Storage included 110 MB  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes  
Remote control No  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 450  
Weight (inc. batteries) 345 g (0.76 lb / 12.17 oz)  
Dimensions 124 x 69 x 52 mm (4.88 x 2.72 x 2.05)  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
GPS None


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