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Leica X2

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Leica X2
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28 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Very Good
Our Verdict:
A good spec and award winning 345g digital camera.
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended hi-tech.mail.ru/ Recommended
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With outstanding reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Leica X2 number 379 in best selling cameras and number 430 across all digital cameras.

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Why Has it Scored 71?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%, based on 28 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Leica digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Average optical zoom
Higher than average megapixels
Outstanding image quality
Made in germany
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Instantaneous reaction
Intuitive
Professional image processing

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What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

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Average Review Score

4 stars (28 reviews)

18%

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2 Recommended Awards

The Leica X2 has received a Recommended Award from expert review sites PhotographyBlog.com and hi-tech.mail.ru/.
Recommended from PhotographyBlog.com Recommended from hi-tech.mail.ru/

What Are People Saying About the Leica X2?

Picture Quality
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3
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Some Customers Thought the Leica X2 Had a Reasonable Price
  • ... (now firmer), sharp lens, good image quality, download copy of latest Adobe Lightroom included in the price. Pricey, no close-up focus, small and low-resolution ...
    PC Mag 5 Nov 2012
  • ... (now firmer), sharp lens, good image quality, download copy of latest Adobe Lightroom included in the price. Pricey, no close-up focus, small and low-resolution ...
    Pocket Lint 19 Jul 2012
  • Some People Thought it Had a Battery That Lasted a Long Time

    Two people thought that the Leica X2 had a good battery life.

  • ... price tag - although not unexp...Looks great, improved autofocus, much better battery life, manual dials (now firmer), sharp lens, good image quality, ...
    Pocket Lint 19 Jul 2012
  • ... video mode. Costs a pretty penny. Looks great, improved autofocus, much better battery life, manual dials (now firmer), sharp lens, good image quality, ...
    PC Mag 5 Nov 2012
  • 8 Out of 10 Customers Thought This Digital Camera Was a Great Size

    Five people thought that the Leica X2 was compact.

  • 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 ...
    PhotographyBlog.com 1 Apr 2013
  • ... Elmarit lens, which delivers roughly the fie... The Leica X2 is a large-sensor compact camera with a sharp lens and a classic control interface, but it ...
    PC Mag 5 Nov 2012
  • It has been almost three years since Leica released its X1 compact camera. At the time, it faced little competition as the only other compact cameras with ...
    amateurphotographer.co.uk 6 Jul 2012
  • ... APS-C sized sensor. Leica X2 Features... The Leica X2 is one of the most compact cameras available with an APS-C sensor, and with a stylish body it features ...
    Ephotozine 11 Jun 2012
  • Five People Thought This Digital Camera Was Thoughtfully Designed

    Five people thought that the Leica X2 was good-looking.

  • The Leica X2 is a bit like the Ferrari of the camera world. It looks gorgeous, has some enviable features, but it’s also extortionately expensive. And ...
    Pocket Lint 19 Jul 2012
  • ... for the... 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, ...
    Pocket Lint 19 Jul 2012
  • 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 ...
    howtospendit.ft.com 14 Sep 2013
  • ... Smith-designed camera will set you back £2,000. The... Top notch lens. Beautiful looks and build. Great photo quality. Outdated screen. No video mode. ...
    T3.com 31 Jul 2012
  • The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Several people thought that the Leica X2 was easy to handle and had good controls.

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    Easy to Handle
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... finish. Good lens and excellent digital noise control up to 3200 ISO. Pleasant handling. Compatible with external 1 040 000dot EVF. Decent responsiveness. ...
    Digital Versus 25 Jun 2012
  • ... finish. Good lens and excellent digital noise control up to 3200 ISO. Pleasant handling. Compatible with external 1 040 000dot EVF. Decent responsiveness. ...
    PC Mag 5 Nov 2012
  • View All Reviews About Handling
    Has Good Controls
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    One Person Thought it Had Nice Technical Features
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    Some People Thought it Had an Acceptable Noise Level

    Two people thought that the Leica X2 wasn't noisy.

  • ... blips...Great build quality and finish. Good lens and excellent digital noise control up to 3200 ISO. Pleasant handling. Compatible with external 1 040 ...
    Digital Versus 25 Jun 2012
  • ... price. Great build quality and finish. Good lens and excellent digital noise control up to 3200 ISO. Pleasant handling. Compatible with external 1 040 ...
    PC Mag 5 Nov 2012
  • 6 Out of 10 People Thought it Had a Lens That Was Good

    Over 10 people thought that the Leica X2 had a brilliant lens.

  • ... Elmarit lens, which delivers roughly the fie... The Leica X2 is a large-sensor compact camera with a sharp lens and a classic control interface, but it ...
    PC Mag 5 Nov 2012
  • ... 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, however, the ...
    amateurphotographer.co.uk 6 Jul 2012
  • ... 2012, the Paul Smith-designed camera will set you back £2,000. The... Top notch lens. Beautiful looks and build. Great photo quality. Outdated screen. ...
    T3.com 31 Jul 2012
  • ... the more difficult to overlook blips...Great build quality and finish. Good lens and excellent digital noise control up to 3200 ISO. Pleasant handling. ...
    Digital Versus 25 Jun 2012
  • The Majority of People Thought the Leica X2 Did Not Have a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Several people thought that the Leica X2 had a bad screen and viewfinder.

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    Has a Bad Screen
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... The... Top notch lens. Beautiful looks and build. Great photo quality. Outdated screen. No video mode. Costs a pretty penny.
    T3.com 31 Jul 2012
  • ... styling, free copy of Adobe Lightroom included. Lack of viewfinder, low resolution screen, outdated menu system, price.
    What Digital Camera 11 Jul 2012
  • ... lens. Excellent build quality. EVF add-on option. APS-C image sensor. Poor rear LCD. No video support. So-so high ISO performance. Top notch lens. Beautiful ...
    PC Mag 5 Nov 2012
  • ... performance. Top notch lens. Beautiful looks and build. Great photo quality. Outdated screen. No video mode. Costs a pretty penny. Looks great, improved ...
    PC Mag 5 Nov 2012
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    Has a Bad Viewfinder
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Majority of People Thought it Took Good Pictures

    Several people thought that the Leica X2 was very able to produce good images, had a good ISO range and image sensor.

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    Very Able to Produce Good Images
    6 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • ... EVF di... 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 ...
    Digital Versus 25 Jun 2012
  • ... you back £2,000. The... Top notch lens. Beautiful looks and build. Great photo quality. Outdated screen. No video mode. Costs a pretty penny.
    T3.com 31 Jul 2012
  • ... autofocus, much better battery life, manual dials (now firmer), sharp lens, good image quality, download copy of latest Adobe Lightroom included in the ...
    PC Mag 5 Nov 2012
  • ... autofocus, much better battery life, manual dials (now firmer), sharp lens, good image quality, download copy of latest Adobe Lightroom included in the ...
    Pocket Lint 19 Jul 2012
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    Has a Good ISO Range
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Good Image Sensor
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Four People Thought it Did Not Take Good Videos

    Four people thought that the Leica X2 was bad for video recording.

  • ... 1 040 000dot EVF. Decent responsiveness. Substandard 230 000dot LCD. No video mode. Lens cap doesn't attach to camera body. No optical or mechanical stabilisation. ...
    Digital Versus 25 Jun 2012
  • ... lens. Beautiful looks and build. Great photo quality. Outdated screen. No video mode. Costs a pretty penny.
    T3.com 31 Jul 2012
  • ... build quality. EVF add-on option. APS-C image sensor. Poor rear LCD. No video support. So-so high ISO performance. Top notch lens. Beautiful looks and ...
    PC Mag 5 Nov 2012
  • ... lens. Beautiful looks and build. Great photo quality. Outdated screen. No video mode. Costs a pretty penny. Looks great, improved autofocus, much better ...
    PC Mag 5 Nov 2012
  • One Person Thought it Had a Good Flash
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Higher than average megapixels
    Average optical zoom
    Smaller than average minimum aperture number
    Has a built-in flash
    450 battery life
    Bigger than average internal memory
    Supports live view
    Larger than average maximum aperture number
    4288 x 2856 still image resolution
    Average maximum ISO sensitivity
    Average camera shutter speed
    Only 4928 x 3264 pixels image resolution
    Heavier than average
    Smaller than average display diagonal

    What the Reviews Say

    Some people thought it had a battery that lasted a long time
    8 out of 10 customers thought this digital camera was a great size
    Five people thought this digital camera was thoughtfully designed
    The vast majority of people thought it was easy to use
    Some people thought it had an acceptable noise level
    6 out of 10 people thought it had a lens that was good
    The majority of people thought it took good pictures
    The majority of people thought the Leica X2 did not have a good screen or viewfinder
    Four people thought it did not take good videos
    Only 4928 X 3264 Pixels Image Resolution

    The Leica X2 has a maximum image resolution of 4928 x 3264 pixels. That's 1% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

    What does "maximum image resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Higher Than Average Megapixels

    The megapixels of the Leica X2 of 16.2MP is higher than 65% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average megapixels of all digital cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

    What does "megapixels" mean? Less Edit
    Average Optical Zoom

    The optical zoom of the Leica X2 of 1x is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 32% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

    What does "optical zoom" mean? Less Edit
    Smaller Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

    The minimum aperture number of the Leica X2 of only 2.8 is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 28% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

    What does "minimum aperture number" mean? Less Edit
    Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Leica X2 of 12,500 is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 35% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

    What does "maximum ISO sensitivity" mean? Less Edit
    Average Camera Shutter Speed

    The camera shutter speed of the Leica X2 of 0.0005s is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is longer than 55% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

    What does "camera shutter speed" mean? Less Edit
    Heavier Than Average

    The Leica X2's weight of 345g is heavier than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is heavier than 67% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have weights of between 50g and 2.7kg, and the average weight is 310g.

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    Has a Built-in Flash
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    The Leica X2 has a built-in flash, as do 67% of digital cameras.

    What is a built-in flash? Less Edit
    450 Battery Life

    The Leica X2 is a digital camera that takes 450 shots battery life.

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    Bigger Than Average Internal Memory

    The Leica X2's internal memory of 110MB is bigger than 95% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The internal memory of digital cameras range from 1MB to 700MB, and the average internal memory is 49MB.

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    Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

    The display diagonal of the Leica X2 of only 2.7" is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is smaller than 78% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have display diagonals of between 1" and 6.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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    Supports Live View

    The Leica X2 supports live view, unlike 84% of digital cameras which do not support live view.

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    Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

    The Leica X2's maximum aperture number of 16 is larger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 89% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "maximum aperture number" mean? Less Edit
    4288 X 2856 Still Image Resolution

    The highest still image resolution supported by the Leica X2 is 4288 x 2856. That's 14% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 4352 x 3264. This digital camera also supports a still image resolution of 4288x2856, 3264x2160, 2144x1424 plus 2 more values. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 6000 x 3368 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

    Chart Hide Chart What does "still image resolution" mean? Less Edit
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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Leica X2 has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 430 out of 490 digital cameras.
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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

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    What the Reviews Say

    Some customers thought the Leica X2 had a reasonable price
    4 Stars

    18%

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    18% of Customers Would Recommend
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    Leica X2 Specification

    Key Features
    Optical Zoom
    Weight
    Camera Type
    Megapixels
    Picture Quality
    Image Stabiliser
    Still Image Resolution
    Maximum Image Resolution
    Sensor Type
    Image Formats Supported
    Total Megapixels
    Sensor Format
    Design
    Energy Star Certified
    Colour
    Lens System
    Minimum Aperture Number
    Maximum Aperture Number
    Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Focusing
    Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
    Focus Adjustment
    Light Exposure
    Light Exposure Modes
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity
    Light Exposure Correction
    Shutter
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
    Video
    HD Type
    Memory
    Internal Memory
    Compatible Memory Card
    Display
    Display Diagonal
    Display
    Ports & Interfaces
    PictBridge
    HDMI
    USB Version
    DC-in Jack
    Camera
    Self-Timer Delay
    Live View
    Weight & Dimensions
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Battery
    Power Source Type
    Battery Technology
    Battery Life
    Other Features
    Built-in Flash

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    leica w24mm, leica 161mp, leica 18450, leica 18452, leica f28

    Barcodes

    00617401922505, 00617401922512, 00799429184506, 00799429184520, 04022243184503, 04022243184527, 04548182184508

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