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Leica X Vario Black Digital Camera

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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


Built-in Devices

Built-in Devices Microphone, Speaker


Flash Memory Capacity 110 MB


Self Timer 12 Second, 2 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 12500, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 6400, ISO 800
Longest Shutter Speed 30 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/2000 Second
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual


Image Formats JPEG, RAW
Aspect Ratio 16:9


Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
Video Rec Formats Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
HD Movie Mode Yes
Video Formats MP4

Physical Characteristics

Color Black



Network & Communication


Battery Information

Number of Batteries Supported 1
Battery Built-in No
Battery Rechargeable Yes
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)

Display & Graphics

Image Sensor Size 0.93" x 0.62"
Display Screen Type LCD
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Total Camera Resolution 16.5 Megapixel
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
Effective Camera Resolution 16.2 Megapixel
Screen Size 3"


Built-in Flash Yes
Built-in Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash Exposure Compensation, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Front Curtain Sync, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Studio
External Flash Optional

General information

Product Line X Vario
Manufacturer Part Number 18430
Manufacture GTIN 0799429184308, 4022243184305
Brand Name Leica


Minimum Focus Distance 11.81"
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent) 28 mm to 70 mm
Lens Construction 9 Elements in 8 Groups
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Autofocus Yes
Wide Angle Yes
Optical Zoom 2.5x
Focal Length 18 mm to 46 mm


Country of Origin Germany
Platform Supported Mac, PC
Features Continuous Shooting Mode, External Flash Shoe, Face Detection
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