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Leica X (Typ  113)
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Leica X (Typ  113) Digital Camera

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16.2MP CMOS SDXC Oct 2014
Megapixel Count Sensor Type Full HD Video Memory Card Release Date
Brillant Image QualityThe extremely fast initial aperture of its Leica-Summilux 35 mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens creates an exceptionally beautiful bokeh, as a result, the exploration of the creative... More
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21 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at PhotographyBlog.com recommend this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on ten expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and PC Mag this camera has an overall expert rating of 71%.

Good Size

A number of Leica X (Typ  113) owners mentioned that it was compact. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag two years ago “The Leica X (Typ 113) prime compact camera has the brightest lens you'll find in its class.”. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review on expert website Ephotozine “The Leica X Typ 113 offers one of the brightest lenses available in a compact camera with an APS-C CMOS sensor, with an f/1.7 lens”. Photographyblog.com rated it 4 stars and wrote on PhotographyBlog.com “The Leica X (Typ 113) is a 16.2 megapixel compact camera with an APS-C sized, 23.6x15.8mm CMOS sensor with a 3” in their review of the Leica X (Typ  113).

Good Quality Lens

A number of Leica X (Typ  113) owners said in their reviews that it had a good lens. One Leica X (Typ  113) owner who purchased it reckoned that it had a good autofocus.

Easy to Use

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Leica X (Typ  113) was easy to handle. Digitalversus.com wrote in their Leica X (Typ  113) review on expert review site Digital Versus “Even the manufacturing and handling have gotten better”.

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “A new manual focus ring is a pleasure to use”.

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Leica Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 223 expert and user reviews, Leica has good ratings for its digital cameras. Leica also has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Technical Features

One Leica X (Typ  113) owner who purchased the product considered that it had good features. Last year Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “The new X features a bright 23mm f/1.7 lens, equivalent to 35mm in film format, instead of the 24mm f/2.8 lens on the X2 /” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 70 out of 100.

Good Video Capture

One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Expert website Digitalversus.com scored it 4 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “It has a 35mm f/1.7 lens (the brightest of its kind), much faster performance, Full HD video and, finally”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Leica X (Typ  113) owner who purchased the Leica X (Typ  113) considered that it had a good screen. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “A modern 2014-style display” in their review of the Leica X (Typ  113).

Good Quality Pictures

One Leica X (Typ  113) owner who purchased the Leica X (Typ  113) wrote that it was able to produce good images. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk said last year “If there’s one badge guaranteed to make photographer’s pulses race just that little bit faster, it’s the iconic red dot of Leica”.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Leica X (Typ  113) supports Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago also support Full HD video.

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Very High Maximum Playback Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the X (Typ  113) the maximum playback zooms range from 8x to 16x. When compared to other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the X (Typ  113) that we have assessed the maximum playback zoom of, the X (Typ  113)'s maximum playback zoom of 16 times zoom factor is one of the highest.

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Has One Photo Effect

The number of photo effects found on the Leica X (Typ  113) is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Leica camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X (Typ  113).

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

The biggest maximum aperture of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the X (Typ  113) is 1.8 and the smallest is 22. With a maximum aperture of 16, the X (Typ  113) has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the X (Typ  113).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on cameras that have been available for more than two years. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The X (Typ  113) has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most cameras of this age and type.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction across all comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the X (Typ  113).

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction amongst similar types of camera.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the X (Typ  113) is more than most similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. This digital camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE" and "Auto" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the X (Typ  113) is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this Leica digital camera.

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4928 X 3264 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The X (Typ  113) has a higher image resolution than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a 4928 x 3264 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This digital camera's image resolution (4928 x 3264 pixels) is actually the best image resolution across all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the X (Typ  113).

A 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution is the worst image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Leica X (Typ  113) has a TFT display which is better than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. Most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is in fact the best display amongst all digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the X (Typ  113).

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst display is LCD.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

When compared to other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the X (Typ  113) that we have checked, the X (Typ  113)'s minimum aperture of only 1.7 is one of the smallest. The minimum apertures of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1.7 to 4.5.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the X (Typ  113) have a built-in flash, however the X (Typ  113) does not have a built-in flash.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Leica X2[plb_2496546_price].

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The X (Typ  113) does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the X (Typ  113).

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The X (Typ  113) does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the X (Typ  113) also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The X (Typ  113) does not support video recording, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the X (Typ  113) also do not support video recording.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the X (Typ  113), the Leica X (Typ  113) is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The X (Typ  113) is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the X (Typ  113) are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Leica X (Typ  113) does not have a GPS.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The X (Typ  113) has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the X (Typ  113). The flash modes "Fill-in", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Leica camera.

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Heavy

With a weight of 451 grams, the X (Typ  113) is fairly heavy compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The lightest compact camera that has been around for a similar time to the X (Typ  113) is 130g and the heaviest is 630g.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Leica X2[plb_2496546_price] (345g) which is also higher rated.

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Only 2144 X 1424 Still Image Resolution

The X (Typ  113) has a higher still image resolution than most cameras that were released around the same time as it. This digital camera has a 2144 x 1424 still image resolution, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 2816 x 1880 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 4928 x 3264, 4272 x 2856, 3264 x 2160, 2144 x 1424 and 1632 x 1080 and 4944 x 3278. Across all similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Only Two Aspheric Elements

Most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago have between one and four aspheric elements, including the Leica X (Typ  113) which has two aspheric elements.

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Thick

The X (Typ  113) is quite thick (78 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the X (Typ  113). The average depth of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the X (Typ  113) is 47mm.

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Very Wide

When compared to other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the width of the X (Typ  113) of 133 millimeters is one of the widest. The narrowest camera of this age and spec is 62mm wide and the widest is 140mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Leica X (Typ  113)

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this camera was released.

Average Screen Size

The Leica X (Typ  113) has a relatively typical screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the X (Typ  113).

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Leica X2[plb_2496546_price] (SD|SDHC and higher rated).

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.2 megapixels, the X (Typ  113) has a pretty average megapixel count compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 16.2MP digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Leica X2[plb_2496546_price] is also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

There are a number of alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to consider including the Leica X2[plb_2496546_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

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Maximum Aperture
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Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Points Selection
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Maximum Playback Zoom
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1 Award

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(13)
23 February 2015

PhotographyBlog.com

The Leica X (Typ 113) is a 16.2 megapixel compact camera with an APS-C sized, 23.6x15.8mm CMOS sensor with a 3:2 aspect ratio, image-stabilized Leica Summilux 23mm f/1.7 lens with 10 elements in 8... Read more…

If there?s one badge guaranteed to make photographer?s pulses race just that little bit faster, it?s the iconic red dot of Leica. The German company has been making cameras for 90 years, and its... Read more…

13 February 2015

The Leica X Typ 113 offers one of the brightest lenses available in a compact camera with an APS-C CMOS sensor, with an f/1.7 lens. However, it's frustrating how the camera overides your manual...

30 October 2014

The Leica X (Typ 113) prime compact camera has the brightest lens you'll find in its class, but it's expensive and has its share of quirks...

23 September 2014

The Leica X (Typ 113) is an across-the-board improvement. It has a 35mm f/1.7 lens (the brightest of its kind), much faster performance, Full HD video and, finally, a modern 2014-style display....

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 20 November 2014 by AV

This camera is getting an unfair amount of criticism. A little background. I am a serious hobbyist who has enjoyed photography from the age of 14. I have owned my fair share of high end digital... Read more…

Easy to Use
Fast Shutter Speed
Good in Low Light
Great Resolution
Large Clear LCD
Still A Little Bigheavy
Reviewed 19 October 2014 by Onlinefred
Onlinefred would recommend the Leica X Typ 113 (Verified Purchase)

Focus faster than X-Vario, brighter I used it as my back up camera, when not using DSLR...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers leica 18441, leica xtyp113, leica xtyp113c, leica xtyp113ch, leica xtyp113chr, leica xtyp113chro, leica xtyp113chrom
Barcodes 00799429184407, 00799429184414, 04022243184404, 04022243184411

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