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Model Name: Leica X1 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: X1
Camera Format: Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $1995.00
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2009-12-31
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 10.1 oz (286 g)
Size: 4.9 x 2.3 x 1.3 in.
(124 x 60 x 32 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 12.2
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.55 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4272 x 2856 (12.2 MP, Other),
3264 x 2160 (7.1 MP, Other),
2144 x 1424 (3.1 MP, 3:2),
1632 x 1080 (1.8 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG, .DNG Raw
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: No
Movie Resolution:
Movie File Format:  
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Leica Elmarit
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 36 mm
Zoom Ratio: Non-Zoom
Aperture Range: f/2.8 - f/16.0 in 1/3EV steps
Normal Focus Range: 60 cm to Infinity
23.6 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 11 or 1-point contrast detection w/ face detect and high-speed mode
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Tungsten, Daylight, Flash, Cloudy, Shadow, Manual 1, Manual 2
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation:  
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes:  
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ red-eye reduction, On, On w/ red-eye reduction, Slow-sync, Slow-sync w/ red-eye reduction, Studio
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe compatible w/ Leica SF 24D / SF 58
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: .DNG Raw
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: No
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended):  
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG):  
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 3.00
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 6
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus):  
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Record -> Play Max Res Time:  
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec):  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 260
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (free download after registration)
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features:

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