The Leica X Vario digital camera delivers high quality photos and Full HD video in a simple yet elegant, precision built aluminium and magnesium alloy body. An illustration of meticulous German design and engineering, the X Vario inherits its DNA from the legendaryLeica M to ensure each shot is an involving visual and tactile experience.
At its heart is a sensitive 16.1 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor that delivers bright, vivid imagery with amazing colour reproduction and ultra-sharp detail. A maximum ISO12500 provides excellent creative versatility, allowing you to capture scenes in a wide range of lighting conditions.
Light is captured via a genuine Leica Vario-Elmar 18-46mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical Zoom lens. Its versatile wide-angle to telephoto range is suitable for composing a broad range of scenarios. A zoom ring on the barrel of the lens equips you with fast focal length adjustment to give you the best possible chance of capturing the image as it happens. Internally, the lens features two aspherical elements which serve to minimise chromatic aberrations and improve image clarity throughout the entire zoom range.
Autofocusing is fast, accurate and virtually silent, making it perfect for capturing fleeting moments whilst remaining discreet. Customisable autofocus zones can be adjusted to tailor the plane of sharpness while manual focus can be initiated at the flick of a switch for critical focusing requirements.
One-touch Full High Definition video is also at your disposal for situations where a photo is not enough to tell the whole story. Its integrated microphone features a built-in wind-cut filter to ensure outstanding audio, even when filming in difficult conditions. The X Vario also features a HDMI-out interface for straightforward playback on most High Definition TVs.
Stripped-back camera controls will help you rediscover the joy of photography by eliminating modern distractions and allowing you to concentrate on your exposure and composition to create the perfect shot. Precision click dials have been strategically positioned for optimum ergonomics and enables you to switch between auto and manual exposure modes in a split second.
A 3-inch 920k-dot high-resolution LCD screen at the rear of the camera provides an accurate 100% viewfinder coverage to ensure pixel perfect compositions and accurate, detailed reproduction of your images during playback and review. An accessory-shoe at the top of the camera supports the EVF-2 high resolution electronic viewfinder (sold separately) to provide a more traditional camera experience and enhanced accuracy when critical focus is required.
Synonymous for creating fashionable cameras with timeless styling and uncompromising build quality, the Leica X Vario is a camera that is sure to become a cult classic.
Leica Vario-Elmar 18- 46 mm f/3.5-6.4 ASPH. (corresponds to 28-70 mm in 35 mm format),9 lenses in 8 groups, 2 aspherical lenses.
CMOS sensor, size APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm) with 16.5/16.2 million pixels (total/effective), format aspect ratio 3:2. Selectable for JPEG format: 4928 x 3274 Pixel (16 megapixels), 4288 x 2856 Pixel (12,2 megapixels), 3264 x 2160 Pixel(7 megapixels), 2144 x 1424 Pixel (3 megapixels), 1632 x 1080 Pixel (1,8 megapixels), DNG: 4944 x 3274 Pixel.
Video Recording Format
Video resolution/frame rate
Selectable 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps or 1280 x 720 pixels, 30 fps
From 3.5 to 16 (at 28 mm)/6.4 to 16 (at 70 mm) in 1/3 EV increments.