If you've always dreamed of owning a Leica (and really, who hasn't?), the Leica X1 Digital Compact Camera With Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 ASPH. Lens (Black) could make your dreams come true. The X1 looks like a real Leica, because it is a real Leica--lightweight (only 10 oz), compact (1.2 x 2.4 x 4.8") and equipped with a sharp, wide-angle 24mm (approximately 35mm equivalent) Leica Elmarit lens. But it's a modern Leica too, with a large 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor in APS-C format (23.6 x 15.8mm), for picture quality usually found only in much larger DSLR cameras.
The CMOS sensor yields low noise levels for great low-light and indoor photography without a flash, high dynamic range and accurate color. The Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 ASPH non-interchangeable lens has 8 elements in 6 groups (1 Aspheric lens) with precise autofocus and automatic exposure for perfectly exposed, sharp images at the touch of the shutter button--or take control, and focus and expose your pictures the old-fashioned way--manually. The classic 35mm focal length gives you enough distance when you need it and also lets you to get in close to pick up the details.
A 2.7" LCD with 230,000 pixels and a 100% field of view, enables the Live Mode and precision focusing. You can also compose your pictures using the Leica 35mm viewfinder (optional) which fits into the accessory shoe on top of the camera body and saves battery power.
The camera records both JPEG and DNG file formats--registered owners can download a copy of Adobe Lightroom 4 to process the camera's DNG Raw files for even more creative control over your images.