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Leica X Vario
8.2 out of 10

Leica X Vario

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8.6

Leica X Vario – Review

Review guidelines
1 May 2014
  • Summary: The Leica X Vario is a camera with a unique character, aimed at a target audience very different from the one identified as a mass consumer. To its high-quality, cameras are an almost Spartan simplicity and a price tag which, although reduced compared to the standard Leica, may still be...
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, Clear and objective way, AF quite fast, Physical construction premium.
  • Cons: Price definitely challenging goal dim, Absent many of the modern automation, Electronic viewfinder to be purchased separately.
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Overall 8
8.0

Leica X Vario

Imaging Resource
7 November 2013
  • Conclusion: This may not have been the Leica you were looking for. However, the Leica X Vario still pleasantly surprised us, especially after all the naysayers panned the camera for what it wasn't, even before they got their hands on one! So what is the X Vario exactly, and who is it for?
  • Pros: Beautiful, simple camera design that carries forth the classic Leica look and feel, Well-made, clearly defined physical controls, including a manual focus ring that switches over to AF mode with a soft click, Striking still image quality that rivals top APS-C DSLRs, Incredible hue accuracy and re...
  • Cons: Expensive for a fixed-lens, APS-C camera at $2,850 (though one of the least expensive "Made in Germany" Leicas), No built-in viewfinder (though accessory electronic viewfinder available), Not at all pocketable and fairly heavy (about the size of a larger compact system camera with mid-range zoom ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Leica X Vario (Typ 107)

PC Magazine
12 August 2013
  • Conclusion: The Leica X Vario (Typ 107) camera marries a zoom lens to a big APS-C image sensor, but its slow lens and high price make it a tough sell.
  • Pros: APS-C image sensor. 5fps burst shooting. Includes leather strap. Supports accessory EVF. Stellar build quality. Sharp rear LCD. Snappy autofocus in good light. Excellent manual focus experience. Detailed JPG output through ISO 6400. Includes Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
  • Cons: Very expensive. Big lens offsets compact body design. Modest light-gathering capability. No optical image stabilization. Edges and corners are not tack sharp. Some rolling shutter motion artifacts in video. No mic input.
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Expert Review

The Luminous Landscape
2 July 2013
  • Conclusion: It’s a lovely little camera, great IQ, nice handling and of high quality build. Whether it’s for you is for you to decide – buy it or don’t buy it. But I’d urge anyone who is interested in a camera like this to ignore the yammering on the internet and simply try one out – you might actually be...
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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
11 June 2013
  • Conclusion: You don't expect lots of mod cons with a Leica camera, you expect a high standard of design and construction and superb image quality. On the face of it the Leica X Vario seems to deliver it, but we need to test it further to be certain.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 5
5.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Leica X Vario

PhotographyBLOG
16 April 2014
  • Summary: OK, we're a little late to the party with our review of the Leica X Vario, so how does it stack up nearly a year after its release now that the likes of the exciting Fujifilm X-T1, Olympus OM-D E-M1 and Sony A7 cameras have also entered the market?
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Overall 8
8.1

Leica X Vario review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: For the discerning photographer (with deep pockets) the Leica X Vario produces good image quality from a small, lightweight body. Initially it is hard not to be frustrated by the relatively small maximum aperture of the camera's fixed zoom lens, especially when many of its comeptitors have fixed f/2...
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Expert Review

How To Spend It
16 November 2013
  • Summary: I have loved Leica cameras since I was in my teens, when it was possible to pick up a 1930s model for a song. That song was specifically £22 in a camera shop in Leeds, where they didn’t seem to know exactly what the slightly worn 3a model in the window was.
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Leica X Vario review

TechRadar UK
11 June 2013

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DIGITAL FOTO
3 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Hvad der ved første øjekast ligner et Leica X2 med zoomobjektiv, er i virkeligheden andet og langt mere. For første gang i et Leica, som er Made in Germany, får man nu kombinationen af en optisk zoom, der svarer til 28-70 mm, en lcd-skærm på ...
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