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Leica X1 Compact 12mp Digital Camera Product Info

Leica X1 Compact Digital Camera is the direct beneficiary of 100-plus years of German engineering experience and it delivers the best picture quality in its class - in the proud Leica tradition. This elegant camera features a professional CMOS image sensor that's as large as those in high-quality SLRs. Combined with an outstanding Leica lens it captures images of unmatched brilliance. Any way you look at it, the Leica Digital Compact Camera from X1 series is a winner: it's conveniently compact, its controls are intuitive, and it offers a full range of sophisticated automatic functions. A real Leica "Made in Germany".

Countless iconic images in the history of photography were shot with a fixed focal length of 35 mm. This focal length is considered to be a classic for reportage photography, and has lost none of its timeless charisma today. The Leica Elmarit 24 mm f/2.8 ASPH is a true Leica lens with terrific optical performance. When seen in terms of 35-mm film format, it has precisely this legendary focal length of 35 mm.

The X1 compact camera by Leica offers versatile photography in terms of her numerous automatic functions and manual individual settings. The photographer can choose the easy way and let the camera take the lead over exposure or shutter settings in the automatic mode or switch over to manual controls by using the wheels on top of the camera. Thus the Leica X1 Digital Camera allows the photographer to keep full control for individual creative art work and at the same time provides the automatic mode to ensure the capability for quick response. The autofocus of the Leica X 1 Camera provides fast focusing competence and enables photographers to react in an instant. At the same time, the autofocus mode can be modified to suit the situation. Photographers have a choice of 1 or 11 AF segments and an additional high-speed mode for each. When taking photos of people, face-recognition mode allows complete concentration on the composition and framing of the picture.

Whenever you want, this digital camera transforms image data into JPEG files for immediate use as quick as a flash. At the same time, photographers may also choose to store image files in the Adobe Digital Negative Format (DNG), a format that allows image-relevant exploitation of all the benefits of the recorded sensor data. With Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, a professional digital workflow solution, also available as an online download free of charge for all Leica X1 customers.

Single-handed operation? No problem at all with the hand grip. The hand grip ensures that the fingers of the right hand have a significantly better grip. In addition to the this, a 36-mm bright-line accessory for a clear view and a comprehensive range of camera cases are also available for the Leica X1 Camera. There's one thing that all Leica cameras share: each is born of the desire to develop cameras that deliver the best picture quality in the world.

Specifications for Leica X-1 Compact Digital Camera:

Camera: LEICA X1
Order no.: 18320 steel-grey anochize
Lens: LEICA ELMARIT 24 mm f/2,8 ASPH., 8 elements in 6 groups, 1 aspherical lens.
Optical zoom: no
Digital zoom: no
Focal distance: f=24 mm (35 mm equivalent 36 mm)
Aperture: F2.8/F16.0 (1/3 EV steps)
Focusing area: Normal
AF metering range: 1-point, 1-point high speed, 11-point, 11-point high speed, spot, face detection.
AF assist lamp: yes
Image sensor: APS-C CMOS sensor, 12.9 megapixels.
Camera effective pixels: 12.2 megapixels
ISO sensitivity range: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200.
White balance: Auto, halogen, daylight, flash, cloudy, shadow, manual 1, manual 2; White balance adjustment (2 axis).
Exposure: Program automatic, aperture priority automatic, shutter priority automatic, manual.
Exposure compensation: 1/3 EV step, -3 to +3 EV.
Auto bracketing: 1/3 - 3 EV step, 3 frames.
Light metering: Intelligent multiple, center weighted, spot.
Shutter speed: 30-1/2000 s
Self timer: 2 s, 12 s.
Auto review: 1 s, 3 s, 5 s, hold.
Film mode: Standard, vivid, natural, BW natural, BW high contrast.
Recording format: JPEG, DNG.
Aspect ratio: 3
Resolution: 4272 x 2856 pixels (12.2 megapixel), 3264 x 2160 pixels (7 megapixel), 2144 x 1424 pixels (3megapixel), 1632 x 1080 pixels (1.8 megapixel).
Image quality: JPEG super fine, JPEG fine, DNG+JPEG super fine, DNG+JPEG fine.
Motion picture: no
Burst shooting mode: 3 fps/2 fps. Max. pictures in JPEG fine+DNG
Built-in-memory: approx. 50 MB
Built-in-flash: Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Forced on, Forced on+Red-eye, Slow Sync., Slow Sync.+Red-eye reduction, Studio first curtain, Second curtain can be set.
Hot shoe: Yes. Compatible with SF24D, SF58.
LCD display: 2.7" LCD (230K Pixels) TFT. Field of view 100%.
Playback mode: 16-thumbnail display, zoomed playback (16x Max.), image rotation, protection.
Storage medium: Built-in memory (approx. 50 MB), Accepts SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card up to 32GB
Microphone: no
Speaker: yes
Interface: HDMI output , USB (USB 2.0 High Speed).
Power supply: Li-ion battery pack (included).
Battery capacity: approx. 260 exposures (CIPA-standard).
Battery charging time: 200 min.
Dimensions (W x D x H): 124 x 32 x 59,5 mm
Weight: 286 g (without rechargeable battery).
Scope of delivery: LEICA BP-DC8 rechargeable battery, battery charger (LEICA BC-DC8), protective battery cover, leather carrying strap, manual, USB cable, lens cap, AdobePhotoshop Lightroom (download option after product registration).

Package Contents:

  • Leica X-1 Digital Compact Camera, 18420

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Helpful Positive Review Leica X1 In Actual Use by Legacy Reviewer, April 10, 2010
The Leica X1 is a very specialized camera, and in spite of having automatic settings, it requires a great deal of attention to those settings to get proper exposure and focus. The X1 does produce high-quality images, but not in proportion to its c...
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