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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 3" Oct 2014
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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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20 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at one expert review site concluded that they would endorse this compact camera. PhotographyBlog.com gave this Leica camera a "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on ten expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and PC Mag the average expert rating of this compact camera is 71 out of 100.

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).

Leica Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 285 expert and owner reviews for Leica digital cameras and found that on average Leica has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Leica has good reviews specifically within its compact cameras range.

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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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”.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras that came out 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.

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Very High Playback Zoom (max)

When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the X (Typ  113), the playback zoom (max) of the Leica X (Typ  113) of 16 times zoom factor is one of the highest. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the playback zoom (max)s range from 8x to 16x.

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Has Six White Balances

The Leica X (Typ  113) has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the X (Typ  113). The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Manual" and "Shade" are also found on this Leica digital camera.

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Has One Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the X (Typ  113) is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

Cameras of a similar age and type to the X (Typ  113) have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 16, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4. At 16, the X (Typ  113) has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the X (Typ  113).

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Supports Seven ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the X (Typ  113) is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera supports 3 and 200 ISO sensitivitys, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of a similar type and age to the X (Typ  113). The ISO sensitivitys "100", "200", "400", "800", "1600" and "6400" are also supported by this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The X (Typ  113) supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the X (Typ  113). 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Leica digital camera. 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X (Typ  113).

Across similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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

This digital camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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TFT Display

The X (Typ  113) has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 across all compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst display is LCD.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the X (Typ  113) have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.7 and 4.5. With a minimum aperture number of only 1.7, the Leica X (Typ  113) has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have a built-in flash, however the Leica X (Typ  113) does not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The X (Typ  113) does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type do have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most cameras of this age and spec do not support wi-Fi. The X (Typ  113) is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The X (Typ  113) does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the X (Typ  113) also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the X (Typ  113), the X (Typ  113) does not support video capability.

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Not Waterproof

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

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Not 3D

The X (Typ  113) is not 3D. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X (Typ  113) are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Leica X (Typ  113) does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the X (Typ  113) also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

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

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Heavy

With a weight of 451 grams, the X (Typ  113) is one of the heavier cameras of a similar spec and age to the X (Typ  113) amongst cameras of this age. The lightest camera of this spec and age is 130g and the heaviest is 560g.

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Only Has Three Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Leica X (Typ  113) is more than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a Manual light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE" and "Auto" are also found on this Leica camera.

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Only 2144 X 1424 Still Image Resolution(s)

The X (Typ  113) has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this type and age. This Leica camera has a 2144 x 1424 still image resolution(s), whereas most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 4928 x 3264, 4272 x 2856, 3264 x 2160, 2144 x 1424 and 1632 x 1080 and 4944 x 3278. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras that are a comparable age to the X (Typ  113) is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Only Two Number of Aspheric Elementss

The Leica X (Typ  113) is a two number of aspheric elements digital camera. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the X (Typ  113) have between one and eight number of aspheric elementss.

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

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Leica released the X (Typ  113).

Average Display Diagonal

The X (Typ  113) has a relatively standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X (Typ  113).

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.2 megapixels, the Leica X (Typ  113) has a fairly typical megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the X (Typ  113).

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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 this age and spec.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Sensor Format
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Playback Zoom (max)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Wrist Strap Included

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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 18440
Barcodes 00799429184407, 00799429184414, 04022243184404, 04022243184411

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