Leica X2 Review

Overall Score

50

Main Features

  • 16 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 36 mm (1x) F2.8 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 12500 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic (optional) Viewfinder
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 124 x 69 x 52 mm, 345g.
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  • Replaced: X1
  • Replaced by: X Vario

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Leica X2 Overview


First introduced in May, 2012, Leica X2 is a 16 MP Compact with a APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Leica replaced the older Leica X1 with X2. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Leica X2 with Leica X1

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

Compare Leica X2 with Leica X Vario


Leica X2 comes with a 23.6 x 15.8 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.4 mm (1.11").

- Full Frame
- Leica X2

Sensor resolution of Leica X2 ~ 4882 x 3276 pixels.

Leica X2 has Crop Factor: 1.52

The sensor has a surface area of 372.9 mm².

There are approximate 15,993,432 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Leica X2


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Leica X2 with competitors in large sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
12500 Max Native ISO
Long Battery Life: 450 shots
Manual Exposure Mode
±3 AE Bracketing Range
External Flash
RAW Support
5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
11 Focus Points
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
Small LCD Screen: 2"
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Type Scores

Leica X2 has an Overall Score of 50/100 and ranked #155 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #489 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Leica X2 Scores
Imaging score
41
Features score
46
Value for money score
64
Portability score
90
Overall score
50
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 X2


Leica X2 weighs 345g and has external dimensions of 124 x 69 x 52mm (4.88 x 2.72 x 2.05"). Considering that the average weight of Large Sensor Compact cameras is 382g, Leica X2 is 37 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Leica X2
345g
Average weight
382g
Min weight
206g
Max weight
800g

Thickness Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Leica X2
52mm
Average Thickness
53mm
Min Thickness
31mm
Max Thickness
95mm

Here is the front and top view image of Leica X2 with the dimensions:

Leica X2

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight X2 Dimensions X2
Leica X1 Leica X1 306 g 345 g 124 x 60 x 32 mm 124 x 69 x 52 mm
Leica X Leica X (Typ 113) 486 g 345 g 133 x 73 x 78 mm 124 x 69 x 52 mm
Leica D-Lux Typ 109 Leica D-Lux Typ 109 405 g 345 g 118 x 66 x 55 mm 124 x 69 x 52 mm
Fujifilm X100T Fujifilm X100T 440 g 345 g 127 x 74 x 52 mm 124 x 69 x 52 mm
Leica X Vario Leica X Vario 680 g 345 g 133 x 73 x 95 mm 124 x 69 x 52 mm
Ricoh GR Ricoh GR 245 g 345 g 117 x 61 x 35 mm 124 x 69 x 52 mm
Leica Q Leica Q 640 g 345 g 130 x 80 x 93 mm 124 x 69 x 52 mm
Fujifilm X100S Fujifilm X100S 445 g 345 g 127 x 74 x 54 mm 124 x 69 x 52 mm

Specifications of Leica X2


General
Brand Leica
Model X2
Announced May, 2012
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 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 15.8 mm
Sensor Area 372.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4928 x 3264
Max Native ISO 12500
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 450 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 345 g
Physical Dimensions 124 x 69 x 52 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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