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Leica X Vario

$1,811.14
Imaging Resource.com Dave's Pick Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A great value for money and multi award winning 16.2 megapixel 3 times zoom factor camera
MILC 16.2MP 3x CMOS Jun 2013
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Leica X Vario Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Leica X Vario number 476 across all digital cameras.
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228 Reviews + 3 Awards
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Excellent
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Good Features
Overall Score
67
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

It has not bad expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report product quality, is robust and good screen / viewfinder. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
This Leica digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in flash
Fairly large display diagonal
Heavy
Very small optical zoom

Leica X Vario Video Reviews


How Big is the Leica X Vario?

The Leica X Vario is 133mm wide and 95mm tall. It is 73mm deep and weighs 628g.

Leica X Vario front dimensions

Leica X Vario size in context

Leica X Vario In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Three Industry Awards

This Leica digital camera received a "Recommended" award from both review websites PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine, both of which concluded that this digital camera was very good.

This Leica camera received a "Dave's Pick" award from Imaging Resource.com.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on 14 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Imaging Resource.com and PC Mag this camera has an average expert rating of 77%.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this camera rated this camera as outstanding on average. 150 reviewers (92% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Good Product Quality

23 customers who reviewed the Leica X Vario mentioned that it was good quality.

Users Report it is Robust

24 owners who reviewed the product considered that it was well made.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

20 people who reviewed it considered that it had a good screen and four people who bought this digital camera mentioned that it had a good viewfinder.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

27 owners said in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images, eight people said that the Leica X Vario had a good image sensor and six people who purchased the product reckoned that it was good in low light.

Excellent Brand

Based on 903 owner and expert reviews (including 316 verified purchases), Leica has excellent reviews for its cameras. Leica also has excellent reviews specifically for its cameras compared to other manufacturers. 97% of those that bought a Leica camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two customers agreed that the product was noisy.

Customers Report Superior Technical Features

Eight customers wrote in their reviews that it had good features.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Nine owners concluded that it was easy to use, four owners who reviewed the product thought it was comfortable and easy to hold and four people who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to handle. two owners concluded that the product was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report Nice Design

19 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking, seven owners who reviewed it considered that it was smooth and three people concluded that it was well designed.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Three people concluded that it had a good zoom and three people who purchased the product concluded that it had a good lens.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

25 people who reviewed it considered that it was good value for money.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Seven owners who bought it agreed that it was compact, three customers who bought this digital camera considered that it was thin and two customers who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to carry around.

Users Report Excellent Battery Life

15 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Leica X Vario had a good battery life and two people who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was quick to charge.


Value For Money

Reasonably Priced

After checking the price of 417 digital cameras they range in price from $29 to $6,895. We think that this camera represents good value compared to other digital cameras.


Features

Average Megapixel

The Leica X Vario has a pretty average megapixel (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Heavy

The Leica X Vario is one of the heavier cameras (628 grams) amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras the weights range from 1g to 1.5kg.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The X Vario has a fairly small optical zoom (only 3 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras. The optical zooms of cameras range from 0.34x to 83x, and the average optical zoom is 12x.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Leica X Vario has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of cameras is 0.5" and the largest is 9". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the X Vario has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The X Vario supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Only Two Aspherical Lenses

The X Vario is a two aspherical lens camera.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of digital cameras range from -2 to 22. With a minimum aperture number of 3.5, the X Vario has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age.

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4944 X 3274 Still Image Resolution

The Leica X Vario has a 4944 x 3274 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 2256 x 1504 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras. This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4928 x 3274, 4288 x 2856, 3264 x 2160 and 2144 x 1424 and 1632 x 1080. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras is (L) 4320 x 3240 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Leica X Vario is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this 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. Across all digital cameras the worst video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras range from 2.3mm to 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. At 28 millimeters, the X Vario has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm. At only 70 millimeters, the Leica X Vario has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Leica X Vario has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The X Vario has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Leica X Vario has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was June 2013 when this digital camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00799429184308, 04022243184305

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