Leica X Vario camera officially announced

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Leica officially announced their new X Vario camera (a.k.a. "Mini M") with a 16MP APS-C sensor and Vario Elmar 18 - 46mm f/3.5-6.4 ASPH lens (35 mm equivalent. 28 - 70mm).  The press release and more images can be found on LeicaRumors.

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Here are the main specifications:

Technical data(Last revised in May 2013 / we reserve the right to make technical changes) LEICA X VARIO
Lens: Leica Vario Elmar 18 - 46 mm f/3.5 - 6.4 ASPH. (35 mm equivalent. 28 - 70 mm)8 elements in 6 groups1 aspherical lens element
Aperture settings: 3.5 to 16 (at 28 mm), 6.4 to 16 (at 70 mm)1/3 EV increments
Focusing range: 30 cm–infinity
AF focusing: 1-point, 11-point, spot, face detection
Image sensor: APS-C CMOS image sensor with 16.5 MP (effective 16.1 MP)
Resolution: JPEG in 3:2 format: 4928 × 3272 pixels (16.1 MP), 4288 × 2856 pixels (12.2 MP),3264 × 2160 pixels (7.1 MP), 2144 × 1424 pixels (3.1 MP), 1632 × 1080 pixels (1.8 MP)DNG in 3:2 format: 4944 × 3272 pixels (16.2 MP)
Image data file formats: JPEG super fine, JPEG fine, DNG + JPEG super fine, DNG + JPEG fine
Exposure control
Exposure modes: Automatic programme (P), automatic aperture priority (A), manual setting (M)
Exposure compensation: Increments: 1/3 to 3 EV increments, 3 exposures
Automatic exposure bracketing: 1/3 to 3 EV increments, 3 exposures
Metering modes: Smart multi-segment metering, centre-weighted metering, selective (spot) metering
White balance: Auto, halogen, daylight, flash, cloudy, shade, electronic flash, 2 manual settings, manual colour temperature setting with fine tuning
Sensitivity: Auto, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO 6400, ISO 12500
Shutter speeds: 30 s to 1/2000 s
Continuous shooting: 3 fps or 5 fps, max. 8 consecutive exposures with constant shooting speed in DNG + JPEG fine quality
Film modes: Standard, vivid, natural, b/w natural, b/w high contrast
Flash
Flash modes: Auto, flash exposure correction, red-eye correction, fill-in flash, slow sync, studio, 1st/2nd curtain sync
Hot shoe: Compatible with Leica SF 24D, Leica SF 58 flash units
Monitor: 3" TFT LCD with approx. 920,000 pixels, wide-angle field of view: 100%
Review modes: 16-thumbnail display, zoom review (16× max.), image rotation, deletion protection
Storage Media
Internal memory: None
Memory cards: SD, SDHC, SDXC
Interfaces: HDMI out, USB (USB 2.0 high speed), Leica EVF socket
Battery (rechargeable lithium-ion): Capacity: approx. 450 exposures
Dimensions (L × H × D): ~ 133 x 73 x 95 mm
Weight: ~ 650/680g (without/with battery)
Package includes: Battery (Leica BP-DC8), battery charger (Leica BC-DC8), battery case, leather carrying strap, USB cable, lens cap, user manual
Software: Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® (free download option after product registration)

 

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