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Leica X Vario (Typ 107)
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Leica X Vario (Typ 107) Digital Camera

MILC 16.2MP 3x Jun 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
BRILLIANT IMAGE QUALITY The Leica X Vario offers the unique combination of an unusually large sensor with a high performance autofocus zoom lens in a compact camera. Even with a maximum aperture... More
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11 Reasons For

Leica Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

MILC cameras produced by Leica have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just MILC cameras) and found that Leica also has good ratings across its entire range.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the X Vario (Typ 107), the X Vario (Typ 107) has a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to consider include the 1 V1 ($612.00), or the 1 J3 ($94.95) both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 ($362.99) which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Leica X Vario (Typ 107) supports Full HD video. Most of the other MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as the X Vario (Typ 107) also support Full HD video.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon 1 V1 ($612.00), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 ($362.99).

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 ($1,197.98), the Nikon 1 V1 ($612.00), and the Samsung NX300M ($597.84) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this MILC digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Pentax Q7 ($708.99) (Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon 1 V1 ($612.00), or the Samsung NX2000.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Leica X Vario (Typ 107) is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Halogen" and "Shade" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

Across all the MILC cameras that came out more than two years ago the battery capacities range from 680mAh to 4,400mAh. The Leica X Vario (Typ 107) has one of the bigger battery capacities (1,600 milliampere * hour) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age. 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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Has Two Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the X Vario (Typ 107) is more than most cameras of this type and age. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Manual, but this light exposure mode is not found on this camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE and Shutter priority AE are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the X Vario (Typ 107) is more than most MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera supports a 200 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by cameras of this type and age. The ISO speeds "100", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on MILC cameras that are a similar age to it.

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17 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the X Vario (Typ 107) does not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to consider include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 ($392.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the X Vario (Typ 107) does not support video recording.

Alternative digital cameras which also support video recording that you might want to consider include the 1 V1 ($612.00), or the 1 J3 ($94.95) both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 ($362.99).

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Not 3D Compatible

Most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the X Vario (Typ 107) are not 3D compatible. The X Vario (Typ 107) is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Lumix DMC-GF5 ($362.99), or the Lumix DMC-GF3 ($175.99) both from Panasonic.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The X Vario (Typ 107) does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a GPS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS and we think the Olympus PEN E-P5 ($799.00) is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The X Vario (Typ 107) does not have an image stabiliser, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the X Vario (Typ 107) also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Not Waterproof

The X Vario (Typ 107) is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the X Vario (Typ 107) are also not waterproof.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

Digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the X Vario (Typ 107) have maximum focal lengths of between 27mm and 870mm. The X Vario (Typ 107) has a fairly short maximum focal length (only 70 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Features One Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Leica X Vario (Typ 107) is more than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Continuous Auto Focus, but this auto focus is not featured on this Leica camera. The auto focus Contrast Detection Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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Only 2144 X 1424 Still Image Resolution

The X Vario (Typ 107) has a 2144 x 1424 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. Most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 2816 x 1880 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 1632 x 1080, 3264 x 2160, 4288 x 2856 and 4928 x 3274 and 4944 x 3274. Across all comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the X Vario (Typ 107) the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Only Five Flash Guides

The X Vario (Typ 107) is a five flash guide digital camera. Most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X Vario (Typ 107) have between 4 and 10 flash guides.

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Only 11 Auto Focus Points

The X Vario (Typ 107) is an 11 auto focus point camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The Leica X Vario (Typ 107) has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this age and type. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the X Vario (Typ 107). The image format "DNG" is also supported by this Leica camera.

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Very Heavy

The weights of MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the X Vario (Typ 107) range from 70g to 680g. With a weight of 628 grams, the Leica X Vario (Typ 107)'s weight is one of the heaviest amongst MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Fujifilm X-E1 ($999.99) (300g).

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Fairly Long Flash Recharging Time

The X Vario (Typ 107) has a quite long flash recharging time (5 seconds) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the X Vario (Typ 107). The flash recharging times of digital cameras of this age and type range from 0.0062s to 5s.

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Thick

At 73 millimeters, the X Vario (Typ 107) is quite thick compared to most of the other MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the X Vario (Typ 107). MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago have depths of between 22mm and 95mm.

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Very Tall

The heights of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the X Vario (Typ 107) range from 36mm to 110mm. The Leica X Vario (Typ 107) is one of the tallest similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the X Vario (Typ 107) (95 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

Cameras of this spec and age have minimum focal lengths of between 10mm and 80mm. At 28 millimeters, the Leica X Vario (Typ 107) has a fairly long minimum focal length compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Leica X Vario (Typ 107)

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Leica X Vario (Typ 107) has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the X Vario (Typ 107).

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Nikon 1 V1 ($612.00), and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 ($175.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a larger screen size then you might want to look at the NX300M ($597.84) (3.31"), or the NX300 ($657.68) (3.31") both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.2 megapixels, the X Vario (Typ 107) has a relatively average megapixel count compared to most of the other MILC cameras that are a similar age to the X Vario (Typ 107).

If you want a camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Nikon 1 V3 ($149.95) (18.4MP and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Recharging Time
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Other Features

Expert Reviews

13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

An excellent combination of sophisticated analogue design and modern digital convenience
Outstanding design and build
Exceptionally sharp 2870mm equivalent zoom lens
Very good still image quality with accurate and realistic colors
Fairly speedy and accurate autofocusing
Other cameras on the market do the same things for less money
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 30 April 2014 by Amudgarden
Amudgarden would recommend the Leica X Vario (Verified Purchase)

The black and white images produced by this camera are simply gorgeous. The clarity, sharpness, contrast...it's pure beauty. It's at the very same level of a Leica Monochrom. I now use it strictly... Read more…

Bw Images
Easy to Use
Great Resolution
Brilliant Manual Focus
Full Manual Controls
Viewfinder
EXPENSIVE
Limited Zoom
Poor Image Stabilization
No Viewfinder

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00799429184308, 04022243184305

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