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Leica X2 Digital Camera

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16.2MP CMOS SDHC 2.7" Jan 2014
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Outstanding Image QualityLeica X2 features an impressively large, professional APS-C CMOS image sensor with a high resolution of more than 16 megapixels. In combination with its high-performance... More
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27 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The writers at two expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this compact camera digital camera. PhotographyBlog.com and Hi-tech.mail.ru/ both gave this camera a "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on fourteen expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, T3.com and Digital Versus this camera has an average expert rating of 80%.

Good Size

A few customers wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Four years ago expert review site Pcmag.com said “The Leica X2 is a large-sensor compact camera with a sharp lens” and rated it 70 out of 100. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “The Leica X2 is the latest serious compact camera from Leica, replacing the”. Ephotozine.com also wrote “The Leica X2 is one of the most compact cameras available with an APS-C sensor”.

One person who purchased the Leica X2 concluded that it was a good body shape.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Leica X2 reviewers who purchased this digital camera thought it was good quality. Four years ago Pcmag.com wrote “The excellent optics and solid build quality of the Leica X2 ($1,995 list) match its luxury price point.” in their review of the Leica X2. Expert review site Digitalversus.com wrote in the same month “The generally excellent quality makes it all the more difficult to overlook blips” in their review of this digital camera and rated the Leica X2 4 stars. Amateurphotographer.co.uk gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars and said “The Leica X2 stands out as a high-quality, well-built camera, with a sharp lens and good image quality at low sensitivities”.

Nice Design

A few customers thought this digital camera was good looking. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine four years ago “With a stylish body it features improved resolution, design” in their Leica X2 review. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100 and said “It looks gorgeous, has some enviable features.”. Pocket-Lint.com also mentioned “Is a great, stylised statement camera”.

Leica Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We calculated the average ratings for all Leica cameras and also specifically for Leica compact cameras and found that in both cases Leica had good ratings compared to other brands.

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Easy to Use

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of the Leica X2 four years ago “This can be handy for lining up shots in strong sunlight”. Digitalversus.com also mentioned “Which isn't too slow to use.”. Three years ago Howtospendit.ft.com wrote “Ridiculous ease of use and peerless image quality” in their review.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of Leica X2 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “Features a 16.2 megapixel APS-C sensor, ISO100 to ISO12500, improved focus” in their review. Expert review site Stuff.tv rated the Leica X2 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “A retro-flavoured, large sensor camera that we adored”.

Two Leica X2 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. One Leica X2 reviewer considered that the Leica X2 had a good picture resolution.

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Robust

A few people reckoned that it was well made.

Good Quality Lens

Some people who reviewed the Leica X2 concluded that it had a good lens. One customer said that the Leica X2 had a good autofocus.

Good Technical Features

A number of Leica X2 reviewers considered that it had good features.

Good Flash

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had a good flash.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), the Nikon Coolpix P310 ($499.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F (SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Fairly High Megapixel

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the X2 the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP. With a megapixel of 16.2 megapixels, the Leica X2 has one of the higher megapixels amongst cameras of this age.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung GC100 (16.3MP) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Leica X2 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memorys of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the X2 range from 6.9MB to 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 280MB. With an internal memory of 110 megabytes, the Leica X2 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At 30 seconds, the Leica X2 has a fairly long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the X2. The average slowest camera shutter speed of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the X2 is 14s.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

When compared to other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the X2, the maximum aperture number of the Leica X2 of 16 is one of the smallest. The biggest maximum aperture number of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the X2 is 1.8 and the smallest is 87.

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450 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Leica X2 is a camera that takes 450 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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

The Leica X2 has a wider light exposure correction than most compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most digital cameras of this type and age have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is actually the best light exposure correction across all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the X2.

The worst light exposure correction amongst comparable types of digital camera is ± 2EV (1/2EV step).

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of cameras that are a comparable age to the X2 is 3, the highest is 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,800. The Leica X2 has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) (12,500) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Leica X2 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on digital cameras of this type and age. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Leica X2 is more than most comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this Leica digital camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Single Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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TFT Display

The Leica X2 has a better display than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago 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. The worst display of all similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the X2 is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 5mm, the longest is 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. At only 24 millimeters, the Leica X2 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Leica X2 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the X2 which have an image stabilizer.

Alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm X10 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the X2 do not support video capability. The Leica X2 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support video capability including the Fujifilm X10, or the Nikon Coolpix 8800 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Leica X2 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the X2 also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X10, or the Nikon Coolpix P310 ($499.00) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Leica X2 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the X2 also do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi which you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR, the Sony DSC-WX300 ($317.99), or the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS ($289.95) which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the X2, the Leica X2 is not 3D.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-WX200 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the X2, the Leica X2 does not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the PowerShot SX230 HS ($232.99), or the S110 both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the X2, the Leica X2 is not waterproof.

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Heavy

Cameras of a similar age and type to the X2 have weights of between 20g and 840g. The Leica X2 is fairly heavy (345 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the X2.

Alternative cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Sigma DP3 Merrill (400g and higher rated), the Canon PowerShot G16 ($584.59) (314g and higher rated), or the Fujifilm X10 (330g and higher rated).

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Only 2144 X 1424 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Leica X2 has a 2144 x 1424 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. Most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution(s). This Leica digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of - 4288 x 2856, - 3264 x 2160, - 2144 x 1424 and - 1632 x 1080 and - 4944 x 3272. Cameras of this type and age still image resolution(s)s range from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4016.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Leica X2 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Leica camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The image formats supported "DNG" is also supported by this camera.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Leica X2

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Leica digital camera was released over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.7 inches, the Leica X2 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the X2.

Other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon 150 ($249.00).

If this Leica camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100 (4.8") which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Leica X2 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think the SX280 HS, and the PowerShot SX220 HS both from Canon or the Fujifilm X10 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth looking at include the PowerShot A3300 IS (CCD), or the 150 ($249.00) (CCD) both from Canon or the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
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
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Video
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
Self-Timer Delay
Live View
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Other Features
Built-In Flash

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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15 September 2013

Two years ago, I introduced you to the Leica X1, the most beautiful digital camera yet seen, with its stylistic echo of the 1925 Leica 1 model, and ridiculous ease of use and peerless image... Read more…

PhotographyBlog.com

The Leica X2 is a 16 megapixel compact camera with a 36mm fixed lens and a 2.7 inch LCD screen. The X2 has an APS-C sized, 23.6x15.8mm CMOS sensor with a 3:2 aspect ratio, which promises to... Read more…

5 November 2012

The Leica X2 is a large-sensor compact camera with a sharp lens and a classic control interface, but it doesn't excel in low light...

1 August 2012

Update: We've updated the gallery above to include images of the new Leica X2 Paul Smith Edition which was recently announced at Photokina 2012 . Available in limited numbers from October 2012,... Read more…

1 August 2012

Certainly not a leader when it comes to versatility and spec, but the X2 excels as a modernised 35mm street shooter...

20 July 2012

The X2 improves upon its predecessor and is a great, stylised statement camera. The fixed lens (36mm in full-frame terms) won?t suit all, but for the niche market its aimed at it?s a cracking...

High-quality compact-sized cameras were few and far between when the X1 was released, and that made it a tempting (if pricey) proposition. Today, however, the market the X2 enters has changed...

In what is becoming a very competitive and overlapping market, the Leica X2 stands out as a high-quality, well-built camera, with a sharp lens and good image quality at low sensitivities. Sadly,...

26 June 2012

The Leica X2 is a superb expert compact that'll please photo enthusiasts looking for a simple model that takes great-quality pictures and which isn't too slow to use. But the generally excellent...

12 June 2012

The Leica X2 is one of the most compact cameras available with an APS-C sensor, and with a stylish body it features improved resolution, design and importantly focus speed. However, since the...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers leica 18450, leica 18452
Barcodes 00617401922505, 00617401922512, 00799429184506, 00799429184520, 00799429187316, 04022243184503, 04022243184527, 04022243187313

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