Summary Leica X1

Prices Price
Camera only
$5,987
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 7
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 9
Specifications Key specs
Zoom
Help 1.5x
Screen size
Help 2.7"
Aperture
Help f/2.8
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Wide angle
Help 24 mm
Movie format
Help None
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reviewsWhat are people saying about the X1

"Best high-ISO performance of any compact camera, bar none"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's iso-noise
"Straightforward control layout with analogue-style shutter speed and aperture dials"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's button-layout
"Despite the lack of any kind of grip the X1 sits nicely in your hand, due in no small part to those rounded sides which make it surprisingly comfortable to hold."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's feel

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Pros

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The Leica X1 vs other recent boutiques

Size Quite small Help
Compact (124×60×32 mm)
Weight Very light Help
306 g
Thickness Thin Help
1.3"
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard

Cons

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The Leica X1 vs other recent boutiques

Aperture Narrow aperture Help
f/2.8
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
11 MP
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Announced Old Help
September 2009
Lowest price Expensive Help
$5,987.44
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second
Movie format No movies Help
None
Screen size Small screen Help
2.7"
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3 fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
GPS No GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
None
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users

Discussion

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Z E C T E R (2:56 PM, February 12, 2012)
good camera from Leica, it's really small and inexpensive, high ISO performance, really small and had good shape, but not so good compared with an DSLR with same price, because it's compact camera. lol
 
fran (7:04 PM, November 03, 2011)
Es una cámara para trabajar la busqueda de la foto. Tiene el objetivo idoneo un 35mm y todo a alcance de la mano desde diafragma,obturador,iso,etc.La calidad es indiscutible mejor que refles con alto rango. Muy discreta y pasa desapercibida en la foto callejera.