More Than Meets The Eye – Leica X1

At Photokina 2010 Leica Camera AG has announced the new Leica X1 compact camera. This new compact camera is not just nice to look at being one of most elegant cameras out there but it is also a technological jewel leaving many of his competitors in the dust with high performance technical features.

This combination makes it a good choice for every occasion and it is the camera of choice for photographers that want an elegant camera with a nice looking finish to it. As far as the aspect goes, it has a two color scheme with a leather trim and a beautiful design showing off the diversity of the new Leica X1.

Leica X1 and its manual controls

The functions of this camera are very well placed and can be easily reached. The robust aspect shows that Leica kept their original style to it but also improved it on many fronts. There are also a number of automatic functions that range from the autofocus to the exposure.

Functions like this is what makes this compact camera work perfect and can guarantee that each and every photo will be sharp with minimum effort from the user so that he can focus on the task at hand without having to worry about all the technical stuff.

Leica X1

Leica X1

The Leica X1 compact camera is quick and easy to use and can face any challenge given to it without even struggling. Besides the automatic features, there are also many manual controls for those that prefer to set everything just right for their style.

The aperture and the shutter speed can be controlled with the manual switch and can be changed quickly with the dials set on top of the camera. Users can even play with the plane of focus, white balance and other parameters that will help you get the result they want to.

Leica X1 lens

To view through the results, users have a 2.7 inch display that is almost as big as the entire camera when looking from the back. This will make the best details available in every condition, even in strong lighten environments.

When using the live view function, the optical viewfinder gets replaced with an accurate preview with all the information needed about the image. The Live Mode turns the Leica X1 into a very versatile piece of equipment.

To make things a bit clearer, the camera has a 12.2 MP CMOS image sensor and every part of the twelve megapixels is used at the full capacity guaranteeing high detailed and accurate images with low noise levels. It is equipped with Leica Elmarit 1:2.8/24 mm lens that can be considered to be the final touch to this great camera making it useful for amateurs and also a good camera for the professionals.

There are quite a few legendary images that can state they are done with the help of these lenses and Leica knows exactly how to use the classics along with the latest technology available.

In conclusion, the new Leica X1 compact camera is more than just a nice looking one but also a technological tool. The automatic features can make every photographer get the best out of this camera without having to worry about all the fine details and settings.

For those that prefer to play with all the different settings, the buttons are set very well and everything you may need is in reach of your fingertips. An elegant addition to any collection that can surely pull its own weight amongst all the other manufacturers on the market.