Leica X1 Review

Overall Score

46

Main Features

  • 12 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 35 mm (1x) F2.8 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 124 x 60 x 32 mm, 306g.
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  • Replaced by: X2

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Leica X1 Overview


First introduced in December, 2009, Leica X1 is a 12 MP Compact with a APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Leica replaced X1 with Leica X2. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Leica X1 with Leica X2


Proc and Cons of Leica X1


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Leica X1 with competitors in large sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
External Flash
RAW Support
Manual Focus
11 Focus Points
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Built-in Viewfinder
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
Type Scores

Leica X1 has an Overall Score of 46/100 and ranked #231 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #578 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Leica X1 Scores
Imaging score
39
Features score
39
Value for money score
58
Portability score
93
Overall score
46
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 X1


Leica X1 weighs 306g and has external dimensions of 124 x 60 x 32mm (4.88 x 2.36 x 1.26"). Considering that the average weight of Large Sensor Compact cameras is 382g, Leica X1 is 76 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Leica X1
306g
Average weight
382g
Min weight
206g
Max weight
800g

Thickness Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Leica X1
32mm
Average Thickness
53mm
Min Thickness
31mm
Max Thickness
95mm

Here is the front and top view image of Leica X1 with the dimensions:

Leica X1

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight X1 Dimensions X1
Leica X2 Leica X2 345 g 306 g 124 x 69 x 52 mm 124 x 60 x 32 mm
Leica D-Lux Typ 109 Leica D-Lux Typ 109 405 g 306 g 118 x 66 x 55 mm 124 x 60 x 32 mm
Leica X Leica X (Typ 113) 486 g 306 g 133 x 73 x 78 mm 124 x 60 x 32 mm
Ricoh GR Ricoh GR 245 g 306 g 117 x 61 x 35 mm 124 x 60 x 32 mm
Fujifilm X100S Fujifilm X100S 445 g 306 g 127 x 74 x 54 mm 124 x 60 x 32 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Panasonic LX100 393 g 306 g 115 x 66 x 55 mm 124 x 60 x 32 mm
Fujifilm X100T Fujifilm X100T 440 g 306 g 127 x 74 x 52 mm 124 x 60 x 32 mm
Leica X Vario Leica X Vario 680 g 306 g 133 x 73 x 95 mm 124 x 60 x 32 mm

Specifications of Leica X1


General
Brand Leica
Model X1
Announced December, 2009
Body Type Large sensor compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 30
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
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 3.0 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 ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4272 x 2856
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats
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 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 306 g
Physical Dimensions 124 x 60 x 32 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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