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Leica X-E Digital Camera

16.2MP CMOS SDHC 2.7" Oct 2014
Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Display Diagonal Release Date
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11 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Expert review site PhotographyBlog.com scored this compact camera 70 out of 100.

Leica Has Good Camera Reviews

Leica has good average ratings for its compact cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range 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 cameras of this type and age, the X-E (Typ 102) has a built-in flash.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Leica X (Typ  113)[plb_2527202_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Leica X-E (Typ 102) is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that are a similar age to the X-E (Typ 102). The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Halogen", "Manual" and "Shade" are also found on this Leica camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 1.8 to 16, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4. At 16, the X-E (Typ 102) has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Supports Nine ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the X-E (Typ 102) is more than most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera supports 3 and 200 ISO sensitivitys, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of this spec and age. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this Leica digital camera.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this type and age is 27mm. The X-E (Typ 102) has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 24 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite Short Fastest Camera Shutter Speed

The Leica X-E (Typ 102) has a quite short fastest camera shutter speed (only 0.0005 seconds) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the X-E (Typ 102). The average fastest camera shutter speed of cameras that have been available for around the same time as the X-E (Typ 102) is 0.96s.

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15 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 Support Wi-Fi

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

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the X-E (Typ 102) have an image stabilizer, however the Leica X-E (Typ 102) does not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The X-E (Typ 102) does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the X-E (Typ 102) also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years do not support video capability. The X-E (Typ 102) is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of this age and spec are not waterproof. The X-E (Typ 102) is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The X-E (Typ 102) is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the X-E (Typ 102) are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Leica X-E (Typ 102) does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 2.7" to 4.8". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the X-E (Typ 102) has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The X-E (Typ 102) has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 36 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the X-E (Typ 102) have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 0.28mm and 720mm.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

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

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Only Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Leica X-E (Typ 102) is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Continuous Auto Focus, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this digital camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Face detection and Spot Auto Focus are also featured on this Leica digital camera.

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Only 2144 X 1424 Still Image Resolution(s)

The X-E (Typ 102) has a 2144 x 1424 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 2736 x 1824 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of - 2144 x 1424 and - 1632 x 1080 and - 4944 x 3278. Across all cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the X-E (Typ 102) the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and type to the X-E (Typ 102) the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Leica X-E (Typ 102) has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Leica X-E

Released Over Two Years Ago

Leica released the X-E (Typ 102) over two years ago.

Average Megapixel

The Leica X-E (Typ 102) has a pretty average megapixel (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 16.2MP digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Leica X (Typ  113)[plb_2527202_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 316 grams, the Leica X-E (Typ 102) has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the X-E (Typ 102).

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Leica X (Typ  113)[plb_2527202_price] (451g) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

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

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Leica X (Typ  113)[plb_2527202_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Video
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Built-In Flash

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

Barcodes 00799429184544, 04022243184541

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