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Model Name: Leica X Vario (Typ 107) 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: X Vario
Camera Format: Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $2850.00
Street Price: $2,349.33
Date Available: 2013-06-11
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 22.4 oz (636 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.2 x 2.9 x 3.7 in.
(133 x 73 x 95 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 16.2
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 370.52mm2 (23.60mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.77 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
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: 4944 x 3274 (16.2 MP, Other),
4928 x 3274 (16.1 MP, 3:2),
4288 x 2856 (12.2 MP, 3:2),
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+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.4
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
Movie File Format: MP4 with stereo audio
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 Vario-Elmar 18-46 mm f/3.5-6.4 ASPH; 9 elements in 8 groups including 2 aspherical lenses
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 70 mm
Zoom Ratio: 2.55x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (W) / f/6.4 (T) - f/16 in 1/3EV steps
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom:
Digital Zoom Values:  
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: 1-point, 11-point, spot, face detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type: Optional EVF 2 Electronic Viewfinder
Focus Peaking: Yes
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 920,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12500
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12500
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, daylight, cloud, halogen lighting, shade, electronic flash, 2 manual settings, manual color temperature setting; fine adjustment option for all settings
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-field, center-weighted, spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Automatic bracketing: Three pictures in graduations up to 3 EV, adjustable in 1/3 EV increments
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, auto/Red-Eye, forced on, forced on/Red eye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red eye, Studio
Flash Guide Number: 5.0
Flash Range Description: ISO 100: 1.5m / 4 ft.
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: .DNG RAW+JPEG
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: MP4 with stereo audio
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): HMDI, Electronic Viewfinder Socket
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 1.36
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): 9
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 1.13
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): 14
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 4.44
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 7
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.299
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.143
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.425
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.040
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus lag, Multi-area AF mode = 0.317s
Startup Time: 1.90
Shutdown Time: 2.00
Play -> Record Time: 1.80
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 4.60
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 13,601
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary 3.7v 1600mAh
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): 350
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (free download after registration)
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Fixed 28-70mm eq. f/3.5-6.4 lens, 16-megapixel APS-C sensor, up to 1080p30 videos, magnesium and aluminum body with soft leather trim. Available in black or silver.

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