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Leica X1 Compact Digital Camera, 12.2MP, with Leica ELMARIT 24mm f/2.8 ASPH Lens, 2.7" LCD Display, Silver

SKU: ILCX1 MFR: 18420
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About the Leica X-1

The Leica X1 boasts of superior ruggedness and durability with its aluminum top and bottom plates, magnesium body and aluminum dials to withstand the rigors of everyday use.

The LEICA X1 has the world's largest sensor in a compact camera. The CMOS sensor which is 23.6 x 15.7 mm is 30% larger than its closest competitor. The LEICA X1 offers the DSLR quality in a compact camera with its 12.2 mega pixels. The sensor offers sharp pictures in low light conditions making it a perfect compact tool for professional photographers.

LEICA Elmarit 1:2.8/24 ASPH Lens:
The LEICA ELMARIT 1:2.8/24 ASPH is an outstanding performing lens with its 8 glass elements with 1 aspherical surface. Leica quality: unsurpassed resolution, sharpness, color fidelity and contrast even at maximum aperture. With an image stabilizer and an ISO range from 100-3200, the LEICA X1 offers creative options in available light even under low light conditions.

Handling, Automatic settings and manual controls:
The LEICA X1 offers straightforward controls making it easy for both amateur and professional photographer. The numerous automatic functions and manual settings of the LEICA X1 gives the photographer options.

The photographer can choose the easy way and let the camera take over the exposure or shutter settings in the automatic mode or switch over to manual controls by using the wheels on top of the camera. The LEICA X1 gives the photographer full control for creativity while providing the automatic mode for quick response.

The LEICA X1 autofocus is quick and versatile. It automatically adjusts focus and exposure . It has a 11 point atuofocus system with Face Detection. The LEICA X1 allows the photographer to capture special moments and fleeting expressions with greater accuracy, taking a series of shots and choosing the best one. The photographer can capture 3 frames per second shooting speed, either in DNG or JPEG format. It is the fastest in its class.

Workflow Software - Adobe Lightroom:
The LEICA X1 comes with the online download of the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, a professional digital Workflow solution for the Apple Mac OS X and Microsoft. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom offers extensive functions for the administration, preparation and edition of digital pictures, JPEG or in the DNG format.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom with its fine control possibilities guarantees quality. At the same time, the 14-bit color information delivered by the CMOS sensor is preserved in the 16-bit workflow of Lightroom.

Optional Accessories:
The Leica X1 is like any other system product. A wide range of accessories for the LEICA X1 including the bright line view finder, the handgrip and ever-ready cases are available.

Leica X-1 Includes

  • Leica X1 camera, Leather Carrying Strap, Battery Leica BP-DC8, Battery Charger (Leica BC-DC8), Battery Protector, USB-Cable, Lens Cap, Instruction Manual, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 (via download), Leica 2-Year International Warranty

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Leica X-1 Features

  • High performance compact camera
  • Design in same tradition of the classical Leica camera
  • 12.2 megapixels, large APS-C size CMOS Sensor, 23.6 x 15.7 mm
  • Exceptionally fast wide angle, Leica Elmarit 1:2.8/24 ASPH Lens (equivalent to 36mm in 35mm format)
  • Fast autofocus with simple, intuitive controls and image stabilizer
  • Automatic and manual options
  • Built-in pop-up flash
  • 3 Frames per second shooting speed - RAW & JPEG Capture, fastest in its class
  • Made in Germany with a 2-year international warranty
  • Directly integrates into HD TV or Home Theater

Leica X-1 Specifications

Lens: LEICA ELMARIT 1:2.8/24 ASPH.
8 elements in 6 groups
1 aspherical lens
Optical zoom: No
Digital Zoom: No
Focal Distance: f = 24 mm (35 mm Equivalent: 36 mm)
Aperture: F2.8 / F16.0 (1/3EV steps)
Focusing Area: Normal: 60 cm - infinity
Macro: 30 cm - infinity
Manual Focus: 30 cm infinity
AF Metering: 1-point / 1-point high speed /11-point / 11-point high speed / Spot / face detection
AF Assist Lamp: Yes
Image Sensor: APS-C CMOS sensor, 12.9 megapixels, aspect ratio 3:2
Camera Effective Pixels: 12.2 Megapixels
ISO Sensitivity: Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
White Balance: Auto / Halogen / Daylight / Flash / Cloudy / Shadow/ Manual 1 / Manual 2 / White Balance Adjustment (2 axis)
Exposure: Program automatic / Aperture priority automatic / Shutter priority automatic / Manual
Exposure Compensation: 1/3 EV step, -3 - +3 EV
Auto Bracketing: 1/3 - 3EVstep, 3 frames
Light Metering: Intelligent Multiple / Center weighted / Spot
Shutter Speed: 30 - 1/2000 sec
Self Timer: 2 sec / 12 sec
Auto Review: 1 sec / 3 sec / 5 sec / hold
Film Mode: Standard, Vivid, Natural, BW Natural, BW High Contrast
Recording Format: JPEG, DNG
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Image Size: 4272 x 2586 pixels (12.2M), 3264 x 2160 pixels (7M), 2144 x 1424 pixels (3M), 1632 x 1080 pixels (1.8M)
Image Quality: JPG Super Fine / JPG Fine / DNG + JPG Super Fine / DNG + JPG Fine
Motion Picture: No
Burst Shooting Mode: 3 fps / 2 fps
Max pictures in JPEG FINE + RAW: 6 pictures
Built-in-Memory: Approx. 50 MB
Built-in-Flash: Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On / Redeye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Studio First curtain / Second curtain can be set
Hot Shoe: YES, Compatible with SF24D, SF58
LCD: 2.7" LCD (230K Pixels) TFT
Field of View: approx. 100%
Playback Mode: 16 - thumbnail display, Zoomed playback (16x Max.), Image rotation (except RAW), Protection
Recording Media: Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
Microphone: No
Speaker: Yes
Interface: HDMI Output, USB (USB 2.0 High Speed, Mass Storage)
Power: Li-ion Battery Pack (Included)
Battery Life (Approx.)(CIPA standard): 260 exposures
Dimensions (Approx.): H 2.5 × W 4.85 × D 1.98 in (63.5 x 123.19 x 50.29 mm)
Weight (Approx.): 10 oz
Leica Warranty: 2-year international warranty
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