Leica X Vario (Mini M) announced, Price, Specs, Where to Buy

Leica X Vario

Leica camera AG today now officially announced the Leica X Vario Type 107 (Leica Mini M) – the world’s first compact camera with an APS-C sensor and fixed zoom lens. Its Vario Elmar 18-46mm 1:3.5-6.4 ASPH lens offers a 28-70mm equivalent range, and sits in front of a 16.1MP CMOS sensor. Viewing is via a 920k dot 3″ LCD, or the same optional plug-in EVF as used by the M Typ 240 and X2. As we’d expect from Leica the camera has a full set of traditional analogue controls for shutter speed, aperture and exposure compensation

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Leica X Vario Price

Leica X Vario Price – $2,850.00.

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Leica X Vario Features and Specifications
APS-C CMOS Sensor
Large APS-C size sensor features a resolution of 16.1MP for producing sharp, detailed images–even in low-light situations. The size and quality of the sensor make for low image noise, high dynamic range and accurate color differentiation
Vario-Elmar 28-70mm f/3.5-6.4 ASPH Zoom Lens (35mm Equiv)
The wide-angle to telephoto zoom range offers a variety of options for compositions, and the lens permits quick and easy focal length adjustments. Simply moving the focusing ring on the lens from MF to AF mode activates the fast, precise and virtually silent auto focus with 1-point, 11-point, spot and face detection options
3.0″ Wide-Angle LCD
The large 3.0-inch monitor features a resolution of 920k pixels, a wide viewing angle and 100% coverage. Its user-friendly menu interface provides a clear overview of all settings at a glance
Comfort and Control
Functions and controls are clearly laid out, and settings can be changed in an instant to meet the requirements of any shooting situation
Exposure Control
Benefit from manual exposure for a greater level of control over your compositions, or take advantage of automatic program (P), program shift, aperture priority (A) and shutter speed priority (T) options. Automatic exposure bracketing is also available, letting you capture 3 pictures in graduations up to 3 EV, adjustable in 1/3 EV increments
HD Movie Recording
Capture HD 1920×1080 video at 30fps with sound at the touch of a button. The integrated wind-cut filter ensures outstanding audio clarity. Videos can be saved in MP4 format and uploaded directly to mobile devices or social media sites without conversion. Watch your creations on a larger screen via the built-in HDMI out connection
Built-in Flash, Hot Shoe and High ISO Sensitivity
Equipped with a built-in flash and configured with a hot shoe for attaching an optional external flash unit, such as the Leica SF 24D or SF 58. For those times when you don’t want to use a flash or just need a boost in sensitivity, the camera offers ISO up to 12500
Continuous Shooting at 5fps
To help capture fast-moving action, the camera can perform continuous capture of up to 8 images at a rate of 3-5fps in DNG + JPEG fine quality
Picture Quality
JPEG super fine, JPEG fine, DNG + JPEG super fine, and DNG + JPEG fine available
Color Settings
Choose from Standard, Vivid, Natural, B&W Natural, and B&W High Contrast
Durable, Elegant Construction
Designed and built in Germany. The top plate is machined from solid aluminum, while the magnesium and aluminum body is trimmed with soft leather
Free Software Download
After registration, enjoy a free download of the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom photo management and editing suite
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 16.5 Megapixel
Effective: 16.1 Megapixel
Sensor APS-C CMOS
File Formats Still Images: DNG, JPEG
Movies: MP4
Max Resolution 16MP: 4944 x 3272 @ 3:2
Other Resolutions 16MP: 4928 x 3272 @ 3:2
12.2MP: 4288 x 2856 @ 3:2
7.0MP: 3264 x 2160 @ 3:2
3.0MP: 2144 x 1424 @ 3:2
1.8MP: 1632 x 1080 @ 3:2
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Optics
Lens 8 elements in 6 groups
1 Aspheric
EFL: 18-46 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28-70 mm)
Aperture: f/3.5 (W) – 6.4 (T) to f/16
Zoom Optical: 2.5x
Focus Range Auto: 11.81″ (30 cm) – Infinity
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-12500
Shutter 30 – 1/2000 sec
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: AE Bracketing, Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Program Shift, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fine, Flash, Halogen, Kelvin, Manual, Shade
Burst Rate Up to 5.0 fps for up to 8 frames
Up to 3.0 fps
Flash
Flash Modes 1st Curtain Sync
Auto
Exposure Compensation
Fill-in
Rear Curtain/Slow Sync
Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Built-in Flash Yes
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Memory
Built-in Memory 110MB
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Recording
Video Recording Yes
Resolution 1920 x 1080: 30 fps
Video
Audio Recording With Video
Viewfinder/Display
Screen 3.0″ LCD Widescreen (920,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity USB 2.0
Power
Battery BP-DC8 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.7VDC, 1600mAh
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.2 x 2.9 x 3.7″ / 13.3 x 7.3 x 9.5 cm
Weight 1.5 lb / .68  kg with battery

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