Jun 11 2013
Overview of the X Vario
If you're someone who loves photography, you know that the camera you use can make a significant difference in the quality of your shots. Enter the Leica X Vario - a compact camera that packs a punch when it comes to features and capabilities. In this review, we take a closer look at the Leica X Vario to see what it has to offer and why it's such a popular choice among photographers. From its sleek design to its impressive sensor and lens, you'll learn why this camera is worth your consideration. So, let's dive in and explore the Leica X Vario in more detail.
Leica X Vario Pros and Cons
Now, we will look more closely at our review of the Leica X Vario camera. We will see what it can do and compare it to other cameras like it. We will tell you what's good about it and what's not so good. This way, you'll know if it's the camera for you!
Build and Construction
Body and dimensions
Leica X Vario
|Dimensions||133 x 73 x 95mm|
The Leica X Vario is not sealed against water and dust, so it's important to be careful when using it in such conditions. If you often shoot in environments with water or dust, it's recommended to check out another camera with weather sealing.
Design and Handling
Main design features
|View Finder||Electronic (optional)|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||920k dots|
|Body type||Large sensor compact|
This camera has a fixed type 3.00" screen, with a display resolution of 920k dots. This makes the Leica X Vario not as suitable for those looking for a vlogging camera as you cannot view yourself while shooting selfies easily. Unfortunately, the camera does not have a touch screen, which may make it less user-friendly.
X Vario includes a electronic (optional) viewfinder with no electronic viewfinder of resolution with a coverage of n/a and a magnification of n/a. This feature enhances the camera's suitability for outdoor photography in bright conditions.
Leica X Vario has a 16MP sized CMOS sensor. You can shoot at maximum resolution of 16 pixels. Leica X Vario has a native ISO range of 100 - 12500 which can be boosted to null - null. It can also save files in RAW format which gives you a wider room for post processing.
Jun 11 2013
100 - 12500
|Extended ISO||null - null|
|Max resolution||4928 x 3272 pixels|
DXO Sensor Scores
78 / 102
23.4 / 26.5
12.7 / 14.8
Low Light ISO
1320 / 4505
DXO mark sensor scores
The DXOmark rankings indicate that the Leica X Vario camera has above average color depth performance, which refers to the number of colors the sensor can distinguish. Additionally, its dynamic range is also above average, allowing it to retain low amounts of details in both bright and dark areas of a scene. The camera's low light ISO performance is poor, which is an important factor to consider if you plan to use it in dimly lit indoor environments or at night. Overall the image quality of the X Vario is average
Camera crop factor (or focal length multiplier) refers to how a camera's sensor size affects the apparent field of view of a lens. Crop factor is determined by comparing the size of a camera's sensor to that of a full-frame sensor, which is a standard reference size for camera sensors.
Crop factor calculator
Full frame equivalent
This camera: APS-C
Connectivity, storage, battery
|Battery Life||450 shots|
The Leica X Vario supports SD/SDHC/SDXC with 1 slots for storage. This may suffice for everyday use. However, for professional applications such as wedding photography, it is not recommended as a memory card malfunction could lead to the loss of all footage.
The Leica X Vario uses the BP-DC8 model of battery pack. This is rated for 450 shots shots which is high. If you intend to take photos or record videos for an extended period, it might be a good idea to bring along additional batteries.
The Leica X Vario has built in flash which is great for event photography and in low light situations. It also offers a flash shoe that allows you to attach external flashes. This provides more versatility in your lighting choices.
The Leica X Vario boasts a maximum mechanical shutter speed of 1/2000s, which is ideal for shooting fast-moving subjects in bright environments, such as in sports photography. Faster shutter speeds enable you to freeze the action and capture every detail, making it easier to get the perfect shot.
With a continuous mechanical shutter speed of n/a or an electronic shutter speed of n/a, this camera is not capable of capturing the perfect moment more easily, making it not as suited for wedding, sports, and wildlife photography. Higher shutter speeds make it easier to capture fast-paced action, ensuring that you never miss the perfect shot.
The Leica X Vario includes contrast detection autofocus (AF), with 11 number of focus points.
While contrast detection is generally more accurate and precise, phase detection autofocus is faster and more effective in most situations, particularly when photographing moving subjects.
Phase detection autofocus works by dividing the incoming light into pairs and then analyzing how they intersect on the camera's sensor. This method allows the camera to determine not only if a subject is in focus but also the direction and distance needed to adjust the focus to achieve perfect sharpness.
On the other hand, contrast detection autofocus works by analyzing the contrast of an image and adjusting the focus until the highest contrast is detected. While this method is very accurate, it can be slow, especially in low light conditions or when photographing moving subjects.
The Leica X Vario features a CMOS sensor
No the X Vario does not have weather sealing.
The Leica X Vario was announced on Jun 11 2013
No the X Vario does not have in-body image stabilization that can compensate for camera shake, making it easier to shoot handheld in low light conditions.
The X Vario has a native ISO range of 100-12500, which can be expanded to ISO null-null for even greater sensitivity in low light conditions.
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