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Made in Leica Camera’s headquarters in Germany, 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. With several design and handling characteristics of the storied M-System, the ‘Made in Germany’ Leica X Vario offers great versatility and creative freedom.
Discontinued No Edit
Year announced 2013 Edit
Max Aperture f/3.5 - f/6.4 Edit
Filter Size No Data Edit
Lens Range 18mm - 46mm Edit
35mm equivalent 28mm - 70mm Edit
Optical Zoom 2.5x Edit
Digital Zoom No Data Edit
Image Sensor
Pixels 16.5Mp (Megapixels) Edit
Pixels (W) 4928 Edit
Pixels (H) 3264 Edit
Sensor Type CMOS Edit
Sensor Size APS-C Edit
Sensor Size (width) 23.6mm Edit
Sensor Size (height) 15.7mm Edit
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor 3in Edit
Brightness adjust Yes Edit
Tilting screen No Edit
Live view Yes Edit
Screen resolution 920k Edit
Touch Screen No Edit
Min Focus 30cm Edit
Focusing modes
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
  • Centre
Waterproof No Edit
Waterproof Depth No Data Edit
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 1/2000sec Edit
Shutter speeds longest 30sec Edit
B-setting Yes Edit
Self Timer Yes Edit
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
AE lock No Data Edit
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity 100 - 12500 Edit
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Digital filter No Data Edit
Exposure Comp +/-3 Edit
Auto Exposure Bracketing 1/3 to 3 EV increments, 3 exposures. Edit
Viewfinder field of view No Data Edit
Depth of field preview No Data Edit
Viewfinder Resolution No Data Edit
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting 5fps Edit
Multiple exposure No Data Edit
Sound recording Yes Edit
3D shooting No Edit
Movie mode Yes Edit
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 1280x720 720p
Video FPS 30 Edit
Stereo Sound Yes Edit
Optical Zoom with Video No Edit
Flash Guide Number (ISO100/m) 5m Edit
Flash sync speed No Data Edit
Flash modes
  • Auto
  • Fill-in
  • Red eye reduction
  • Rear Curtain
  • Slow sync
  • On
Flash sync socket
  • Hot shoe
Flash compensation +/-3ev Edit
Hot Shoe Yes Edit
Flash Range No Data Edit
External Flash
  • Hot-shoe
Shooting Performance
Shutter response No Data Edit
Focus speed - Wide No Data Edit
Focus speed - Telephoto No Data Edit
Switch on time to first photo No Data Edit
Shot to shot speed No Data Edit
Shot to shot speed - flash No Data Edit
Continuous shooting - JPEG No Data Edit
Continuous shooting - Flash No Data Edit
Continuous shooting - RAW No Data Edit
Other Features
Number of Custom Functions No Data Edit
Dust removal No Edit
Image Stabilisation No Edit
Histogram Yes Edit
Thumbnail / Index view Yes Edit
Video out No Edit
Slide show mode No Data Edit
Zoom playback 16x Edit
Projection No Edit
GPS enabled No Edit
HDMI Yes Edit
USB USB 2 Edit
Firewire No Edit
  • PC
  • MAC
Wi-Fi No Edit
Ethernet No Edit
NFC No Data Edit
Bluetooth No Data Edit
Microphone Socket No Data Edit
Headphone Socket No Data Edit
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Internal Memory No Data Edit
Power Source
Battery Type Lithium-ion Edit
CIPA Rating 350 Edit
Box Contents
Box Contents Battery (Leica BP-DC8), battery charger (Leica BC-DC8), battery case, leather carrying strap, USB cable, lens cap, user manual. Edit
Weight 650g Edit
Width 133mm Edit
Height 73mm Edit
Depth 95mm Edit

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