Leica Camera AG has unveiled the latest addition to its digital compact camera offerings and presents the Leica X Vario.
The X Vario features a high-performance 16.5-megapixel (effective 16.1), APS-C format, CMOS image sensor, a zoom lens covering a range of focal lengths from 28 to 70 mm (35 mm equivalent) and Full-HD video recording capability.
The X Vario’s high performance image sensor is unusually large for a camera in its class. Combined with the Leica Vario Elmar 18-46 mm f/3.5-6.4 ASPH, it sets completely new standards for imaging quality in the compact segment with outstanding exposures in all situations. The Leica X Vario is the world’s first compact camera to combine a large, APS-C format, CMOS image sensor with a zoom lens.
From expansive interior shots, landscapes to portrait photography, the range of focal lengths offered by the Leica X Vario opens up entirely new horizons for creative photography. The camera’s versatility is further expanded by a new, 1080p Full HD video recording function that allows photographers to record memories at a frame rate of 30 full frames per second. The video data can be saved in MP4 format and uploaded directly to social media or mobile devices without any need for conversion. An integrated wind-noise filter
that reduces undesirable noise guarantees crystal-clear sound recording.
The Leica X Vario is available now from authorised Leica dealers, and is offered in a black finish. It is also available as a set with the X Vario camera protector and carrying strap in tan leather. The suggested retail price of the Leica X Vario is £2,150 inc. VAT; the set SRP is £2,250.
Individual accessories are priced as follows (SRP including VAT):
EVF 2 Viso-Flex: £380
Lens hood: £90
SF 24 D flash unit: £270
Finger loops for handgrip: £90 in S, M or L
Leather ever-ready case in black or tan: £180
Leather camera protector in black or tan: £90
Carrying strap with protective flap in black or tan: £80
Wrist strap with protective flap in black or tan: £60
For more information, visit Leica's website
Leica X VARIO Specifications
|Max Aperture||f/3.5 - f/6.4|
|35mm equivalent||28mm - 70mm|
|Sensor Size (width)||23.6mm|
|Sensor Size (height)||15.7mm|
- Face Detection
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/2000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||30sec|
- Centre-weighted - Average
- Multi Pattern
|ISO sensitivity||100 - 12500|
- 1920x1080 FullHD
- 1280x720 HD 720p
|Optical Zoom with Video||No|
|Box Contents||Battery (Leica BP-DC8), battery charger (Leica BC-DC8), battery case, leather carrying strap, USB cable, lens cap, user manual.|
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