Leica is out with a high end camera X2. This camera is not officially launched yet. It is a refreshed model of its predecessor Leica X1. Leica X1 was out in the market about 2 and half years ago. As a result of its successful journey, company was greatly inspired to make a successor of that model. Company officials commented on its new camera as a stiff competitor to Fujifilm X100.
Key features of Leica X2 include the following.
- 16.2-megapixel CMOS sensor
- Elmarit 24 mm f/2.8 lens
- Angle of view up to 36 mm
- ISO range of12, 500
- SD memory card support
- Standard lithium ion battery
- 2.7 inches LCD viewfinder
- Optional electronic viewfinder EVF2
- Resolution of 230,000 pixels
Leica X2 comes up with a fixed focal lens which is interchangeable. The chasing of Leica X2 has been modified only a little compared to its predecessor retaining the high quality materials. This X2 model is a little bit larger in appearance and also heavier than X1 model. But it is not that noticeable.
A connector has been attached to the external electronic viewfinder. Its overall design includes a mixture of magnesium composites, some metal elements etc. It is covered up by plastic as well. The overall build of Leica X2 is said to offer durability and style, which is good news for professional shooters.
The standard battery that powers Leica X2 have1600 mAh capacity and also 3.7V voltage. Apart from SD memory card support options, it features USB and HDMI connectivity as well. Leica X2 takes more time than X1 model to get powered up. No movie recording function is available with this X2 model like the X1 model. Fast and improved autofocus is an important enhance in this new X2 camera. Even though AF of this Leica model is a little bit slower, it is more accurate without causing any misses.
Leica admirers would be happy to see the launch of a refreshed model of X1 model with the name Leica X2. This point and shoot camera from Leica is sure to win appreciation among camera reviewers.
Leica is out in black and also silver finish that adds to its stylish appearance. This Leica refresh model camera X2 can be purchased at a price of around Rs.1,00,000/-. Leica is expecting a positive response from the camera admirers on its new camera X2.