Leica X Vario Review

Overall Score

58

Main Features

  • 16 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 28-70 mm (2.5x) F3.5-6.4 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 12500 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic (optional) Viewfinder
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 133 x 73 x 95 mm, 680g.
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Leica X Vario Overview


First introduced in June, 2013, Leica X Vario is a 16 MP Compact with a APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Leica replaced the older Leica X2 with X Vario. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Leica X Vario with Leica X2


Leica X Vario comes with a 23.6 x 15.7 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.35 mm (1.11").

- Full Frame
- Leica X Vario

Sensor resolution of Leica X Vario ~ 4898 x 3265 pixels.

Leica X Vario has Crop Factor: 1.53

The sensor has a surface area of 370.5 mm².

There are approximate 15,991,970 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Leica X Vario


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Leica X Vario with competitors in large sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
12500 Max Native ISO
5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
11 Focus Points
±3 AE Bracketing Range
External Flash
RAW Support
920k dots Screen Resolution
450 shots Long Battery Life
Manual Exposure Mode
6.4 Lens at Tele
28 mm Wide Angle Lens
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.4
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.5
Type Scores

Leica X Vario has an Overall Score of 58/100 and ranked #82 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #359 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Leica X Vario Scores
Imaging score
56
Features score
53
Value for money score
69
Portability score
76
Overall score
58
Average Scores in Large Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
49
Features Score
57
Value For Money Score
70
Portability Score
85
Overall score
58

Physical Dimensions of Leica X Vario


Leica X Vario weighs 680g and has external dimensions of 133 x 73 x 95mm (5.24 x 2.87 x 3.74"). Considering that the average weight of Large Sensor Compact cameras is 382g, Leica X Vario is 298 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Leica X Vario is more by 17mm more than the average length in Large Sensor Compact.

Weight Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Leica X Vario
680g
Average weight
382g
Min weight
206g
Max weight
800g

Thickness Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Leica X Vario
95mm
Average Thickness
53mm
Min Thickness
31mm
Max Thickness
95mm

Here is the front and top view image of Leica X Vario with the dimensions:

Leica X Vario

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight X Vario Dimensions X Vario
Leica X Leica X (Typ 113) 486 g 680 g 133 x 73 x 78 mm 133 x 73 x 95 mm
Leica D-Lux Typ 109 Leica D-Lux Typ 109 405 g 680 g 118 x 66 x 55 mm 133 x 73 x 95 mm
Leica X2 Leica X2 345 g 680 g 124 x 69 x 52 mm 133 x 73 x 95 mm
Leica Q Leica Q 640 g 680 g 130 x 80 x 93 mm 133 x 73 x 95 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Panasonic LX100 393 g 680 g 115 x 66 x 55 mm 133 x 73 x 95 mm
Fujifilm X100T Fujifilm X100T 440 g 680 g 127 x 74 x 52 mm 133 x 73 x 95 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Sony RX1 482 g 680 g 113 x 65 x 70 mm 133 x 73 x 95 mm
Leica X1 Leica X1 306 g 680 g 124 x 60 x 32 mm 133 x 73 x 95 mm

Specifications of Leica X Vario


General
Brand Leica
Model X Vario
Announced June, 2013
Body Type Large sensor compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 920k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync, Studio
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.6 x 15.7 mm
Sensor Area 370.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4928 x 3272
Max Native ISO 12500
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 450 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model BP-DC8
Physical
Weight 680 g
Physical Dimensions 133 x 73 x 95 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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