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Leica X Vario vs Nikon coolpix A

Leica X Vario vs Nikon coolpix A, Leica X features almost same core specification as coolpix A, take a look at the major specification below and share your thoughts with us.

Sensor, Image processor and ISO

Both Leica X Vario and Nikon coolpix A features same resolution and APS-C sensor.

The Nikon coolpix A uses APS-C size sensor and EXPEED 2 processing engine the same one used in Nikon D-SLR cameras, Mo low-pass filter available in coolpix A so you get more sharpness and extremely fine detail. We also have Micro-lenses located above the sensor are arranged to produce natural, edge-to-edge sharpness.

ISO range of Nikon coolpix A touches upto 25600, Leica X Vario limited upto 12500.

Lens and Aperture

NIKKOR prime lens features a focal length of 18.5mm (35mm equivalent: 28mm) for wide-angle shooting, as well as a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture.

Leica X vario features Vario-Elmar 28-70mm f/3.5-6.4 ASPH Zoom Lens (35mm Equiv) , it give you more range but the camera size also increases.

Nikon coolpix A features Image Stabilization and fast F2.8 aperture so you get better low-light performance with Nikon Coolpix A.

Nikon coolpix A features better macro mode compared to Leica X Vario.

Contrast Based AF System

Both camera uses Contrast detect AF system.


Both features same type of display unit – 3.0″ 920k-Dot, Wide-Angle LCD Monitor

Verdict: Both camera features almost same core specification, with Nikon coolpix A you save $1754 (approx), Leica features 2.5X optical zoom + Big body (due to fixed zoom lens) and cost approx $2850K.

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Nikon Coolpix A Leica X Vario

Leica X vario vs Fujifilm X100S

Take a look between the comparison of Leica X vario and Fujifilm X100S, the Leica X vario features 16 MP, APS-C CMOS image sensor and ISO 100-12500 on the other hand Fujifilm X100S features 16MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor and Expandable ISO 100-25600, take a look at the Major Specification Below.

About the sensors
A large APS-C CMOS image sensor is integrated into the X100S to provide high image quality and detail. Using Fujifilm’s unique X-Trans bespoke pixel array, the sensor is designed with a randomized pixel pattern to eliminate the need of an optical low-pass filter for reducing moiré and aliasing. By removing this filter from the design, higher image sharpness is possible. Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO) factors are also taken into account using the EXR Processor II, which helps to automatically compensate for aberrations and diffraction blur in order to produce images with the utmost inherent sharpness. The image sensor also utilizes backside illumination technology to help with the integration of phase-detection pixels into the sensor for improved autofocus performance without affecting image quality.

Not much details available about Leica X vario uses APS-C size sensor features a resolution of 16.1MP.


Fujifilm features built-in 23mm f/2 fixed focal length lens gives a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 35mm, making it more compact and easy to carry.
Leica X vario features Vario-Elmar 28-70mm f/3.5-6.4 ASPH Zoom Lens (35mm Equiv) , it give you more range but the camera size also increases.

AF System

Intelligent Hybrid AF is a quick, responsive autofocus system that employs both contrast- and phase-detection methods, focus can be attained in as little as 0.08 second.

Fujifilm offers 42 point AF system on the other hand Leica is limited to 11 point only.

ISO Range

The combination of the sensor and processor enables a native sensitivity range from ISO 200-6400, which is further expandable to ISO 100-25600. Leica Vario X offers an ISO sensitivity range of 100-12500.

Video mode

Capture HD 1920×1080 video at 30fps, In Fujifilm X100S Full HD movie recording is supported up to 1920 x 1080 at 60fps with a 36Mbps bit-rate for clear, fluid-looking videos.


Both camera 3.0-inch, wide-angle LCD monitor, which has a resolution of 920k pixels.  Fujifilm X100S features hybrid viewfinder.

Verdict: Based on price and major specification difference, we highly recommend you to buy Fujifilm X100S


Fujifilm X100S Leica X Vario


Leica X Vario / Mini M Announced, Price, Press Release and Full Specification

Finally the Leica mini M / X Vario announced today, the leica X Vario / Mini M is exactly the same as the rumors, the X Vario features 28-70 mm equivalent lens and 3.5-6.4 aperture range, the X Vario features 16.5 MP, APS-C, CMOS image sensor (effective 16.1 MP), see full specification after the price tab,

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Leica X Vario / Mini M Price

Leica Mini M price

Leica X Vario / Mini M Full Specification


Leica Vario-Elmar 1:3.5-6.4 (28-70 mm equivalent), 8 lenses in 6 groups, 1 aspherical lens

Focal Length

18-46 mm (28-70 mm film equivalent)


3.5 to 16 (at 28 mm) / 6.4 to 16 (at 70 mm) in 1?3 EV increments

Focusing range

30 cm – infinity

Focusing options

1 point, 11 points, spot, face detection

Image sensor

16.5 MP, APS-C, CMOS image sensor (effective 16.1 MP)


JPEG format, 16 M – 4928 x 3272 pixels, 12.2 M – 4288 x 2856 pixels, 7 M – 3264 x 2160 pixels, 3 M – 2144 x 1424 pixels, 1.8 M – 1632 x 1080 pixels, DNG: 4944 x 3272 pixels

Image data file format

JPEG super fine, JPEG fine, DNG + JPEF super fine, DNG + JPEG fine

Exposure Control

Exposure modes

Automatic program (P), program shift, aperture priority (A), shutter speed priority (T) and manual setting (M)

Exposure compensation

Gradation: 3EV in 1/3 EV increments

Automatic exposure bracketing

3 pictures in graduations up to 3 EV, adjustable in 1/3 EV increments

Metering modes

Smart multi-segment metering, center-weighted metering, selective (spot) metering

White balance

Automatic, presets for daylight, cloud, halogen lighting, shade, electronic flash, 2 manual settings, manual color temperature setting, fine adjustment option for all settings


Automatic, optionally with limits for shutter speed and sensitivity, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO 6400, ISO 12500

Shutter speeds

30s to 1/2000s, with normal flash modes from 1/30s, with flash modes with slower shutter speeds from 30s

Continuous shooting

3 fps of 5 fps, max. 8 consecutive exposures with constant shooting speed in DNG + JPED fine quality

Color settings

Standard, Vivid, Natural, B&W Natural, B&W High Contrast

Flash modes

Auto, flash exposure correction, red-eye correction, fill-in flash, slow sync, studio, 1st / 2nd curtain sync

Hot shoe

Compatible with Leica SF 24D, Leica SF 58 flash units


3” TFT LCD, approx. 920,000 pixels, wide-angle field of ives: 100 %

Internal memory

Approx. 110 MB

Memory card



HDMI out, USB (USB 2.0 high speed), Leica EVF socket

Battery (lithium-ion)

Capacity: approx 450 exposures


Approx. 133 x 73 x 95 mm or


Approx. 650 / 680 g or 22.9 / 24 oz (without / with battery)

Product includes

Battery (Leica BP-DC8), battery charger (Leica BP-DC8), battery case, leather carrying strap, USB cable, lens cap, user manual


Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (free download option after camera registration)

Leica X Vario / Mini M Press Release

“The Leica Vario-Elmar 28-70 mm f/3.5 – 6.4 ASPH (35 mm equivalent) and the APS-C CMOS sensor ensures images of unsurpassed brilliance. The size and quality of the sensor means low image noise, high dynamic range and accurate color reproduction. The wide-angle to telephoto zoom range of the Leica X Vario offers photographers the options for many more creative compositions: indoor scenes, impressive landscapes or intimate portraits. The Leica X Vario allows users to change focal length easily and quickly to spontaneously capture the perfect moment giving the user the feel of classic Leica controls. In addition, the autofocus is fast and extremely precise while the switch from autofocus to manual focusing is intuitive – simply move the focusing ring on the lens from MF to AF mode”

“The design and finish of the Leica X Vario reflects the ultimate art of engineering with attention to detail and the use of the finest materials. When you first see the Leica X Vario, the Leica DNA will be obvious. A few minutes of handling the Leica X Vario and design characteristics of the Leica M will be apparent including compactness and construction. The top plate is machined from solid aluminum, the process identical to that used for the Leica M. The magnesium and aluminum body feels solid while the soft leather trim provides a comfortable but firm and reassuring grip. The Leica X Vario provides the user with a unique,one of a kind visual and tactile experience which is synonymous with a Leica made in Germany.”

Leica Mini M - Sample Images

Leica Mini M sample Images

Leica Mini M / X Vario Type 107 camera first sample images available now, Jonathan Slack posted 7 images captured via Leica Mini M  / X Vario Type 107 camera , the image quality look impressive and have too much details when viewed at 100%.

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Leica Mini M Leaked Images and Full Specification

The actual name of the Mini M will be Leica X Vario Type 107

Our previous rumors were true, Leica Mini M image and full specification is now available, the upcoming camera will feature 16.5 Mp APS-C sensor and high-grade Leica Vario Elmar 1:3.5-6.4/18-46mm ASPH lens , the Leica Mini M will cost you approx $3.3K and comes with Adobe Lightroom (included).

Leica Mini M / Leica X Vario Type 107

  • 16.5 MP APS-C sensor
  • Leica Vario Elmar 1:3.5-6.4/18-46mm ASPH lens (28-70mm equivalent): 9 elements in 8 groups, 2 ASPH elements
  • Minimal focusing distance: 30cm
  • ISO range: 100-12,500
  • Max shutter speed: 1/2000s
  • 3″ TFT LCD with 921k dots
  • Full HD video
  • Built-in flash
  • Additional accessories will include grip, lens hood, external EVF, several different cases
  • Adobe Lightroom will be included
  • Battery capacity: 360 exposures
  • Dimensions: 133 x 73 x 95mm
  • Weight: 679g – around 24oz (with batteries)
  • Price: around 2,500 EUR / $3,309
  • Made in Germany

The Upcoming APS-C sensor based camera will cost you $3K, but on the other hand Sony RX1 with Full Frame Sensor available at $2,798 @ Amazon, Nikon Coolpix A with APS-C Sensor available at $1,096 @ Amazon.

Leica reveals bit more - Mini M will have larger than usual sensor

Leica updated its cover photo again, we can now clearly see the black camera body with no-viewfinder?, Leica also said that the new Mini M will have a “larger than usual sensor for its relatively small body.

Only one week left: Get a hands-on experience at our Leica Authorized Dealers on June 11 when all will be revealed about the newest Leica family member, including its larger than usual sensor for its relatively small body.”

The larger sensor keyword is a new twist, according to previous rumors the upcoming camera will feature a APS-C sensor, but we are still not sure, the camera may also a feature fullframe or 18 x 27mm sensor with 1.33x crop factor similar to the Leica M8.

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Leica Mini M Leaked Images and Specification

Leica Mini M

Leica Mini M Image and Specification Leaked today, the upcoming camera features a 16 Megapixel APS-C Sensor and a fixed Leica Elmar 28-70mm (35mm equivalent) f/3.5-6.4 lens.

Leica Mini M Specification

– Leica Elmar 28-70mm f/3.5-6.4 (FF equivalent)
– 16,1 Megapixel APS-C sensor.
– external electronic viewfinder can be used
– Full Aluminum body
– FullHD recording
– Bundled with Photoshop Lightroom.

Leica Mini M will cost you approx €2,450 / $3,160. Mini M will be unveiled at an official launch event on June 11th.

$3K for 16 Mp APS-C Sensor and 28-70 Zoom Lens? Mini M look like  interchangeable lens camera to me (not fixed zoom lens camera) and the price tag is also too high for this kind of specification, we will find out soon more about Upcoming Leica M, stay with us on G+, Facebook and Twitter,