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Leica-x-vario.34211362
8.3 out of 10

Leica X Vario

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Overall 8
8.0

Mediocre Specs, Fantastic Images

Asiafish, B&H Photo
1 December 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this as a travel camera and for casual use when I don't want to bother with my "serious" cameras. My image quality standards are extremely high as I shoot with a Leica M Monochrom and Nikon Df with premium prime lenses on those system cameras, and the X Vario matches them for image quality, corner to corner, at every distance, at every aperture and at every focal length.The X Vario fails on specs, and is justly criticized for its slow maximum aperture (f/3.5 at...
  • Pros: Brilliant Manual Focus, Full Manual Controls, Outstanding Lens Quality
  • Cons: EXPENSIVE, Limited Zoom, Poor Image Stabilization
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Overall 8
8.0

Outstanding, but demanding

Asiafish, Adorama
30 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I recently purchased the X Vario to use as a travel camera and as a color complement to my Leica M Monochrom.The only reasons to buy this camera is for the quality, both in terms of build quality and the image quality it produces. It is a poor choice for those buying based on spec sheets as other cameras have higher resolution sensors, faster maximum aperture, wider and longer zoom reach and more built-in features.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Good Battery Life, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD
  • Cons: Limited Zoom, No Viewfinder, Poor Image Stabilization
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Overall 8
8.0

Camera solid

Diana Thierry, Amazon
26 January 2014
  • Summary: Beautifully built, gorgeous image quality. Autofocus slow (not good for moving targets), and the image stabilization is pathetic compared to Olympus or Nikon. A camera for landscapes or posing people. Not good in low light. Can't handle glare well (this may be because it isn't designed to use filters and doesn't come with a lens hood (things improved when I bought an extortionately priced hood).
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Overall 8
8.0

My review of the Leica X Vario

John B. Griffith, Amazon
25 October 2013
  • Summary: My review of the Leica X-VARIO I have only had the camera a few weeks (about 600 shots) now and my opinion on some aspects may change once I have more time with the camera. Initial Impression On Announcement My initial impression on Leica's announcement was very negative. I thought it would be too heavy, too slow (AF), and too slow a lens and I felt it was over priced for what it had to offer.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

barjohn, DP Review
2 August 2013
  • Excerpt: My review of the Leica X-VARIO I have only had the camera a few weeks (about 600 shots) now and my opinion on some aspects may change once I have more time with the camera. Initial Impression On Announcement My initial impression on Leica’s announcement was very negative. I thought it would be too heavy, too slow (AF), and too slow a lens and I felt it was over priced for what it had to offer.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great, solid camera.

Fayence, B&H Photo
27 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Use it as an everyday shooter. Very well built, looks beautiful and gets attention. It's outdoor quality is great. Indoor is not as good in terms of low light. The flash helps but tends to produce overblown photos. All in all, it's a great camera for everyday use.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Great Resolution
  • Cons: Limited Zoom, No Viewfinder, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
10
Size 8
8.0

endlich wieder richtig fotografieren!!!

7788rmm, eBay.de
13 October 2014
  • Summary: bin altgedienter leica-user aus dem vergangenen jahrtausend (seit 1976 SL + CL!)und ertrug das dahinscheiden der analogen photographie ab 2005 mehr recht als schlecht mit allen möglichen digitalen "mousetraps"!!? als ich vor einigen wochen die x-vario mit! sucher evf2!! in der hand hielt, spürte ich: es gibt sie noch (oder wieder?
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Overall 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
10
Size 8
8.0

endlich wieder richtig fotografieren!!!

7788rmm, eBay.de
13 October 2014
  • Summary: bin altgedienter leica-user aus dem vergangenen jahrtausend (seit 1976 SL + CL!)und ertrug das dahinscheiden der analogen photographie ab 2005 mehr recht als schlecht mit allen möglichen digitalen "mousetraps"!!? als ich vor einigen wochen die x-vario mit! sucher evf2!! in der hand hielt, spürte ich: es gibt sie noch (oder wieder?
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