Leica X1 Digital Compact Camera With Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 ASPH. Lens

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Leica X1 Digital Compact Camera With Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 ASPH. Lens
Key Features
  • APS-C Size (23.6 x 15.8mm) CMOS Sensor
  • 12.2 Megapixels
  • Leica Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 ASPH. Lens
  • Automatic and Manual Controls
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The Leica X1 Digital Compact Camera with an Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 ASPH. Lens is light, compact and equipped with a 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor in APS-C format, as found in much larger DSLR cameras.
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Leica X1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Large CMOS Sensor
  • 3The Leica Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 ASPH.
  • 4Complete Control
  • 5 2.7" Display
  • 6Live View
  • 7Precision Autofocus
  • 8Face Detection Technology
  • 9Universal Formats
  • 10Retractable Flash
  • 11Workflow Solution
  • 12Precision Engineering
  • 13Warranty

The Leica X1 Digital Compact Camera with an Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 ASPH. Lens is light, compact and equipped with a 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor in APS-C format, as found in much larger DSLR cameras.

The Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 ASPH. non-interchangeable lens has 8 elements in 6 groups (1 Aspheric lens) and enables manual focusing or precise autofocus with automatic exposure, ensuring photographers perfectly exposed, sharp images with a press of the shutter release. Its wide-angle creates sufficient distance when needed and also lets shooters to get in close to pick out the details in a scene.

Its CMOS sensor helps to yield low noise levels for effective low-light and indoor photography without a flash, high dynamic range and accurate color differentiation. The crop factor of the sensor is 1.5 in comparison with 35mm film format, which means the lens has an effective (35mm equivalent) focal length of approximately 35mm.

A 2.7" LCD with 230,000 pixels and a 100% field of view, almost fills the entire back of the camera and enables the Live Mode and precision focusing. Users can also view and compose their images using the Leica 35mm viewfinder (optional) which fits into the accessory shoe on top of the camera body and also saves battery power.

The camera records both JPEG and DNG file formats and registered owners can download a copy of Adobe Lightroom 4 to process the camera's DNG raw files. With legendary Leica precision engineering, the X1 is compact (2.4 x 4.9") and lightweight (only 10 oz), and features a design reminiscent of M-series rangefinders.

Large CMOS Sensor

The X1 is built around a 12.2MP CMOS image sensor that's as large (23.6 x 15.8mm) as those in high-quality SLRs.

The Leica Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 ASPH.

The Leica Elmarit 24 mm f/2.8 ASPH. is a true Leica non-interchangeable lens with superior optical performance. When seen in terms of 35-mm film format, it has a focal length of 35mm.

Complete Control

In Automatic Mode, the camera takes control quickly providing settings for precise exposures. With analog-style manual controls, using the wheels on top of the camera, photographer can adjust shutter speed and aperture.

2.7" Display

The bright 2.7" display of the X1 almost fills the entire back of the camera and reveals the finest details even in bright surroundings.

Live View

The live-view function replaces an optical viewfinder and shows an accurate preview with all essential image information. The Live Mode also makes the X1 particularly versatile for shots taken from unusual perspectives.

Precision Autofocus

The autofocus of the X1 provides fast, precision focusing enabling photographers a choice of 1 or 11 AF segments and an additional high-speed mode for each.

Face Detection Technology

When taking photos of people, face-recognition mode allows users complete concentration on the composition and framing of the picture.

Universal Formats

The X1 transforms image data into JPEG files for immediate use or photographers can choose to save images in the Adobe Digital Negative (DNG), a format that allows image-relevant exploitation of all the benefits of the recorded sensor data.

Retractable Flash

The LEICA X1 features a retractable flash, which serves as a main flash but can also be used as a fill-in flash and can be synchronized to the second shutter curtain. If more power and flexibility is required, the Leica SF 24D and SF 58 system flash units (not included) are also compatible.

Workflow Solution

With Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4, a professional digital workflow solution, also available as an online download free of charge for all Leica X1 customers. It helps keep files organized and can process the X1 DNG raw files.

Precision Engineering

Product of 100-years of German engineering experience.


2-Year International Warranty

Leica X1 Specs

Sensor ResolutionActual: 12.9 Megapixel
Effective: 12.2 Megapixel
SensorAPS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm) CMOS
File FormatsStill Images: DNG, JPEG
Max Resolution12.2 MP: 4272 x 2856
Aspect Ratio3:2
Image StabilizationNone
LensLeica Elmarit, 8 Elements in 6 Groups
1 Aspherical
Effective Focal Length: 24mm (35 mm Equivalent: 36mm)
Aperture: f/2.8 (W) to f/16
Focus RangeNormal: 1.97' to Infinity / 60.05 cm to Infinity
Macro: 0.98' to Infinity / 29.87 cm to Infinity
Manual: 0.98' to Infinity / 29.87 cm to Infinity
Exposure Control
ISO SensitivityAuto, 100 to 3200
Shutter30 to 1/2000 Seconds
Exposure MeteringCenter-Weighted, Multi, Spot
Exposure ModesModes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Halogen, Manual
Continuous ShootingUp to 3 fps for up to Frames
Up to 2 fps for up to Frames
Self-Timer2 Sec
Interval RecordingNo
Flash ModesFirst-Curtain Sync, Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Second-Curtain Sync, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Built-In Memory50 MB
Memory Card TypeSD
Viewfinder TypeNone
Screen2.7" LCD (230,000 Pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
ConnectivityHDMI A (Full Size)
HDMI A (Full Size)
BatteryBP-DC8 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.9 x 1.3 x 2.3" / 124.5 x 33.0 x 58.4 mm
Weight10.09 oz / 286.05 g (Camera only)
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