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Leica X Vario Camera with Silver Finish Announced

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Leica announced a new silver finish of their Leica X Vario (Typ 107) camera. Leica X Vario (Typ 107) – Silver has the same price for $2,850 and features the same specifications.

The new Leica X Vario Camera with Silver Finish is currently available for pre-order at the Leica Store Miami. Below you can see the images and press text.

Leica X Vario Camera with Silver Finish Announced





Allendale, NJ (February 25, 2014) – Leica Camera presents a sleek, silver version of the Leica X Vario as an alternative finish to the understated black of the standard model.

In classic black or stylish silver, the Leica X Vario is a product that epitomizes the Leica’s trademark quality and offers even greater versatility and creative freedom as well as brilliant image quality.

The Leica X-System is defined by its high-performance, APS-C format, CMOS image sensor with over 16.5 megapixels (effective 16.2 MP), remarkably large compared to other cameras in its class. The Leica X Vario is the first compact camera to combine this professional sensor with a high-performance zoom lens – the Leica Vario Elmar 18–46 mm f/3.5–6.4 ASPH. – and, as a result, delivers particularly brilliant exposures in all photographic situations.

For expansive interior shots, landscapes or portrait photography, the zoom range offered by the Leica X Vario allows entirely new horizons for creative photography. Its versatility is further emphasized by a full-HD video recording function, along with crystal-clear sound recording, that lets photographers capture those special moments in moving pictures with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels at a frame rate of 30 full frames per second. A wide range of camera setting options and fast, precise autofocus further enhance the features offered by the Leica X Vario, a camera with a performance profile that offers even the most demanding photographers maximum creative freedom for spontaneous shots as well as for carefully arranged compositions.

Leica also offers an extensive portfolio of accessories for the X Vario that can be added to the camera to make it easily adaptable for every photographic situation. For example, the Leica EVF 2 Viso-Flex electronic accessory viewfinder with 1.4 megapixels and 90° swivel function is extremely helpful when shooting from unusual angles. The accessories also include a handgrip and finger loops in three different sizes that perfectly balance the weight of the camera in the photographer’s hands. An optional lens hood diminishes reflections, and the Leica SF 24 D flash unit offers greater freedom for subject lighting. The portfolio of accessories is further complemented by a comprehensive range of premium-quality bags, cases and straps.

The silver X Vario and the entire range of optional accessories are now available at select Leica Stores, boutiques, and authorized dealers across the U.S.

Leica X Vario (Typ 107) – Silver Specs

Lens Leica Vario-Elmar 1:3.5-6.4 (28-70 mm equivalent), 8 lenses in 6 groups, 1 aspherical lens
Focal Length 18-46 mm (28-70 mm film equivalent)
Apertures 3.5 to 16 (at 28 mm) / 6.4 to 16 (at 70 mm) in 1?3 EV increments
Focusing range 30 cm -infinity
Focusing options 1 point, 11 points, spot, face detection
Image sensor 16.5 MP, APS-C, CMOS image sensor (effective 16.1 MP
Resolution JPEG format, 16 M -4928 x 3272 pixels, 12.2 M -4288 x 2856 pixels, 7 M -3264 x 2160 pixels, 3 M -2144 x 1424 pixels, 1.8 M -1632 x 1080 pixels, DNG: 4944 x 3272 pixels
Image data file format JPEG super fine, JPEG fine, DNG + JPEF super fine, DNG + JPEG fine
Exposure Control
Exposure modes Automatic program (P), program shift, aperture priority (A), shutter speed priority (T) and manual setting (M)
Exposure compensation Gradation: 3EV in 1/3 EV increments
Automatic exposure bracketing 3 pictures in graduations up to 3 EV, adjustable in 1/3 EV increments
Metering modes Smart multi-segment metering, center-weighted metering, selective (spot) metering
White balance Automatic, presets for daylight, cloud, halogen lighting, shade, electronic flash, 2 manual settings, manual color temperature setting, fine adjustment option for all settings
Sensitivity Automatic, optionally with limits for shutter speed and sensitivity, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO 6400, ISO 12500
Shutter speeds 30s to 1/2000s, with normal flash modes from 1/30s, with flash modes with slower shutter speeds from 30s
Continuous shooting 3 fps of 5 fps, max. 8 consecutive exposures with constant shooting speed in DNG + JPED fine quality
Color settings Standard, Vivid, Natural, B&W Natural, B&W High Contrast
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, approx. 920,000 pixels, wide-angle field of ives: 100 %
Internal memory Approx. 110 MB
Memory card SD, SDHC, SDXC
Interfaces HDMI out, USB (USB 2.0 high speed), Leica EVF socket
Battery (lithium-ion) Capacity: approx 450 exposures
Dimensions Approx. 133 x 73 x 95 mm
Weight Approx. 650 / 680 g or 22.9 / 24 oz (without / with battery)
Product includes Battery (Leica BP-DC8), battery charger (Leica BP-DC8), battery case, leather carrying strap, USB cable, lens cap, user manual
Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (free download option after camera registration)