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Leica X-E (Typ 102)
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Leica X-E (Typ 102) Digital Camera

16.2MP CMOS SDHC 2.7" Oct 2014
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9 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Camera expert review website PhotographyBlog.com scored this camera 70 out of 100.

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Leica digital cameras and also specifically for Leica compact cameras and found that in both cases Leica had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Good Size

One customer concluded that the product was compact. Photographyblog.com mentioned “The Leica X-E (Typ 102) is a 16 megapixel compact camera with an APS-C sized, 23.6x15.8mm CMOS sensor with a 3” and gave it a score of 70 out of 100.

Good Quality Lens

One customer said in their reviews that the product had a good lens. Photographyblog.com wrote on PhotographyBlog.com “Sharp lens” in their review and gave it a score of 70 out of 100.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the X-E (Typ 102), the Leica X-E (Typ 102) has a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider include the Leica X2[plb_2496546_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the X-E (Typ 102) is 570MB. At 110 megabytes, the X-E (Typ 102) has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

At 16, the X-E (Typ 102) has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. Cameras of a comparable age and spec to the X-E (Typ 102) have maximum apertures of between 1.8 and 22, and the average maximum aperture is 8.7.

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Supports Nine ISO Speeds

The Leica X-E (Typ 102) has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 and Auto are also supported by this Leica camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Camera Shutter Speed

Digital cameras of this age and type have minimum camera shutter speeds of between 0.0005s and 1s. With a minimum camera shutter speed of only 0.0005 seconds, the X-E (Typ 102) has a very short minimum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the X-E (Typ 102).

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14 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One person considered that it did not have good technical guidance. Photographyblog.com mentioned “Disappointing manual focus experience” nonetheless they gave the Leica X-E (Typ 102) a score of 4 stars.

Difficult to Use

One person who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it did not have a good experience.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The X-E (Typ 102) does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the X-E (Typ 102) which have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The X-E (Typ 102) does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the X-E (Typ 102) which support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Leica X (Typ  113)[plb_2527202_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Leica X-E (Typ 102) does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the X-E (Typ 102) also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the X-E (Typ 102) do not support video recording. The X-E (Typ 102) is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago are not 3D compatible. The Leica X-E (Typ 102) is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

The Leica X-E (Typ 102) is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the X-E (Typ 102) are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras that are a similar age to the X-E (Typ 102) do not have a GPS. The X-E (Typ 102) is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Very Small Screen Size

At only 2.7 inches, the Leica X-E (Typ 102) has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Across all the digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the X-E (Typ 102) the screen sizes range from 2.7" to 4.8".

We compared this camera to all the other 2.7" screen cameras and we think the Leica X2[plb_2496546_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

Cameras of a similar spec and age to the X-E (Typ 102) have maximum focal lengths of between 28mm and 1,300mm, and the average maximum focal length is 230mm. At only 36 millimeters, the X-E (Typ 102) has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the X-E (Typ 102).

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The X-E (Typ 102) has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact cameras that are a comparable age to the X-E (Typ 102). The flash modes "Fill-in", "Red-eye reduction", "Second curtain synchro" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Leica digital camera.

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Only 2144 X 1424 Still Image Resolution

The X-E (Typ 102) has a 2144 x 1424 still image resolution which is higher than the 2816 x 1880 still image resolution found on most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Leica camera also have still image resolutions of - 2144 x 1424 and - 1632 x 1080 and - 4944 x 3278. The still image resolution of all cameras of a similar age and type to the X-E (Typ 102) ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Quite Low Display Resolution

At only 230,000 pixels, the X-E (Typ 102) has a very low display resolution compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the X-E (Typ 102). Across all the cameras of this age and spec the display resolutions range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Leica X-E (Typ 102)

Released Over Two Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market for over two years.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other cameras that support an SD|SDHC memory currently available that you might also want to consider include the X2[pl_2496546_price], or the X2[pl_2496546_price] both from Leica which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Leica X (Typ  113)[plb_2527202_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Leica X-E (Typ 102) has a relatively typical megapixel count (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the X-E (Typ 102).

Other 16.2MP cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the X2[pl_2496546_price], or the X (Typ  113)[pl_2527202_price] both from Leica which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 316 grams, the Leica X-E (Typ 102) has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

Alternative cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the X (Typ  113)[pl_2527202_price] (451g), or the X2[pl_2496546_price] (345g) both from Leica which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the X2[pl_2496546_price], and the X (Typ  113)[pl_2527202_price] both from Leica is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focusing
Auto Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Full HD Video
HD Type
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
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USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
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Expert Reviews

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13 February 2015

The Leica X-E (Typ 102) is a 16 megapixel compact camera with an APS-C sized, 23.6x15.8mm CMOS sensor with a 3:2 aspect ratio, image-stabilized Leica Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 lens provides a focal... Read more…

Compact
16-megapixel APS-C image sensor
Excellent detail at high sensitivities
Sharp lens
External EVF available
Expensive
Awful rear LCD
No video support
Color cast at ISO 12500
Disappointing manual focus experience

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers leica 35mmf28
Barcodes 00616348081153, 00616348081160, 00799429184544, 04022243184541

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