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Leica X Vario Black Digital Camera

KEH Model# 359971

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Leica X Vario Black Digital Camera Description


The Leica X Vario is a prosumer, compact, point-and-shoot camera with an exceptional autofocus zoom lens. X Vario is characterized as a true visual and tactile experience, focusing on compactness and build employing the least materials. This outstanding performing camera offers 16-megapixel  APS-C CMOS sensor for unrivalled images, detailed images in low-light due to its high sensitivity of ISO 12500, up to 5fps continuous shooting, Full-HD video, and 3-inch wide screen LCD panel. Coupled with Leica Vario-Elmar 18-46mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical lens provides superb optical performance. The Vario-Elmar 18-46mm lens has an equivalent 28-70mm focal range covering wide-angle to short telephoto perspectives. The lens construction consist of two aspherical elements to minimize aberrations throughout the zoom range.

Leica focused on achieving the sheer joy photography, the X Vario has meet this goal. With intuitive handling, the X Vario features clearly placed functions and controls for instant switching of settings in any photographic situation. X Vario provides the ability to switch between automatic and manual control in a split second. The dials on the top plate enables manual pre-selection of the desired shutter and aperture values. The focal length can be through the focusing ring on the lens.

The Leica X Vario offers the unique combination of an unusually large sensor with a high performance autofocus zoom lens in a compact camera. Even with a maximum aperture of f/3.5, this combination allows the creative use of planes of sharpness to lend images incomparable plasticity and depth. The wide-angle to telephoto zoom range of the Leica X Vario offers great scope for creative composition, whether used for capturing indoor scenes, sweeping landscapes or intimate portraits.

KEH Specifications

  • Megapixels: 16-16.5
  • Sensor Size/Type: APS-C/CMOS 
  • Resolution: 4944x3274 
  • ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 100-12500
  • File Formats: DNG, JPEG, MP4 
  • Lens Mount: Leica Vario-Elmar
  • Shutter Speeds: 30 - 1/2000 sec.
  • Continuous Shooting (fps): 3-5 fps
  • Flash: built-in
  • Exposure Modes: AE Bracketing, Aperture Priority, Bulb, Manual, Program Shift, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
  • Shooting Modes: 
  • White Balance: Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fine, Flash, Halogen, Kelvin, Manual, Shade 
  • Self Timer: 2 or 12 sec.
  • Video: Yes
  • Frame Rate (AV recording): 30 fps  
  • Viewfinder: display screen 
  • Viewfinder Coverage: 100%
  • Display Screen: 3 in. LCD widescreen
  • Memory Card Type: SD, SDHC, SDXC, and 110MB internal storage 
  • Battery: 1x BP-DC8 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.7VDC, 1600mAh
  • Dimensions: 5.2 x 2.9 x 3.7"
  • Weight: (WITH battery:) 680g
  • Manufacturer's #: 18430


General information

Manufacturer Part Number 18430
Manufacture GTIN 0799429184308, 4022243184305
Brand Name Leica
Product information
Flash Memory Capacity
110 MB
Image Sensor Size
0.93" x 0.62"
Minimum Focus Distance
Maximum Frame Rate
30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Built-in
Battery Rechargeable
Display Screen Type
Image Sensor Type
Total Camera Resolution
16.5 Megapixel
Longest Shutter Speed
30 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed
1/2000 Second
Built-in Flash
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
28 mm to 70 mm
Country of Origin
Lens Construction
9 Elements in 8 Groups
External Flash
Product Line
X Vario
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
920000 Pixel
White Balance Modes
  • Automatic
  • Daylight
  • Cloud
  • Halogen Lighting
  • Shade
  • Electronic Flash
  • 2 Manual Settings
  • Manual Color Temperature Setting
  • Fine Adjustment Option for all Settings
Maximum Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution
16.2 Megapixel
Wide Angle
HD Movie Mode
Optical Zoom
Focal Length
18 mm to 46 mm
Screen Size
Built-in Devices
  • Speaker
  • Microphone
Self Timer
  • 2 Second
  • 12 Second
Memory Card Supported
  • Secure Digital (SD) Card
  • Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
  • Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
ISO Sensitivity
  • Auto
  • ISO 100
  • ISO 200
  • ISO 400
  • ISO 800
  • ISO 1600
  • ISO 3200
  • ISO 6400
  • ISO 12500
Image Formats
  • JPEG
  • RAW
Built-in Flash Modes
  • Auto Flash
  • Flash OFF
  • Flash ON
  • Red-eye Reduction
  • Slow Sync
  • Rear Curtain Sync
  • Front Curtain Sync
  • Flash Exposure Compensation
  • Studio
Focus Modes
  • Auto
  • Manual
Platform Supported
  • PC
  • Mac
  • Continuous Shooting Mode
  • Face Detection
  • External Flash Shoe
Recording Formats
  • Full HD
  • Black
Video Formats
  • MP4
Lens Type Wide to Tele Zoom

Technical Information

Zoom Min Focal Length 18.0000
Zoom Max Focal Length 46.0000