Leica X (Typ 113)

Leica X front
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12500
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 35mm (F1.7-32.0) lens
  • 486g - 133 x 73 x 78mm
  • Launched September 2014
  • Also referred to as Typ 113
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
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Leica X (Typ 113) summary

Leica X (Typ 113) is Leica's Large Sensor Compact camera originally launched on September of 2014. The camera houses a 16MP, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a full resolution of 4928 x 3264. The camera is also known as "Typ 113" in other regions.

The X (Typ 113) is positioned #49 out of 65 in Large Sensor Compact cameras & overall #376 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our database. Please test our Advanced camera filter to find camera ratings based on your personal factors.

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Leica X (Typ 113) family

The Leica X (Typ 113) has a history of related digital cameras. Here, you can see all earlier and most recent models as well as main features.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Leica-X-U front thumbnailLeica X-U
X (Typ 113) vs X-U
Leica-X front thumbnailLeica X (Typ 113)35mm
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Leica-X-Vario front thumbnailLeica X Vario
X (Typ 113) vs X Vario
Leica-X2 front thumbnailLeica X2
X (Typ 113) vs X2
Leica-X1 front thumbnailLeica X1
X (Typ 113) vs X1

Leica X (Typ 113) Pros and Cons

Here is a checklist of positives and negatives of the Leica X (Typ 113) based on criterias which are generally regarded as important in a camera.

built-in flash
delivers RAW files
good battery life (350 shots)
good MP (16MP)
has HDMI port
high resolution screen (920 thousand dot)
manual focus
provides face detect focusing
screen size is good (3 inch)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
very good maximum aperture (f1.7)
very good minimum ISO (100)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does not have headphone port
does not have mic port
does not have selfie friendly display
does not have Time Lapse function
external flash not possible
fixed focal length (35mm)
fixed screen
heavier than competition in class (486g)
lack of image stabilization
lacks phase detect AF
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
no shutter priority mode
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 fps)
Photography Glossary

Leica X (Typ 113) Sensor specs

The specification of the sensor in the Leica X (Typ 113) is 23mm x 15.5mm (APS-C). The 357 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4928 x 3264 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2.

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The CMOS sensor has 16MP and delivers a native ISO range of 100 - 12500. RAW photos are saved which means that the user has more margin for error.

The graphic underneath illustrates the X (Typ 113)'s sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The X (Typ 113) sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is outlined in green.

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To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Leica X (Typ 113) dimensions

Leica X (Typ 113) weighs about 1.07 lbs (486g / 17.14 oz) & the dimensions of the camera is 133mm x 73mm x 78mm (5.2" x 2.9" x 3.1"). The weight of average Large Sensor Compact camera is 396g so the Leica X (Typ 113) is weightier as compared to other competitors.

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Underneath is a picture of the Leica X (Typ 113) beside a soda so you're able to get a sense of its size.

Leica X dimensions scale

The top view underneath will show you the button arrangement on the X (Typ 113).

Leica X topview buttons dials

Leica X (Typ 113) Lens details

The X (Typ 113) has a built in lens offering a fixed focal length of 35mm which means you have no flexibility to zoom.

At it's widest 35mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f1.7 which is useful for low light circumstances and getting a shallow depth of field. It will also let you choose a lower ISO and get clearer photographs.

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Leica X (Typ 113) Connectivity

The X (Typ 113) has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras which include NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily transfer pictures and in some cases change camera settings without connecting straight with the camera.

Many apps also allow a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external display. Virtually all cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.

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Leica X (Typ 113) Video details

The highest possible video quality in the Leica X (Typ 113) is 1920 x 1080 and you can record in format. 1080p quality will provide a decent balance in quality versus file size but 1080p is not going to leave you with any room to crop. The body does not offer a microphone and headphone socket which means you have absolutely no control over the audio. It is perhaps a better idea to get another model if you want decent audio for your video clips.

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Leica X (Typ 113) Weather Sealing

Leica X (Typ 113) does not have environment sealing so damp conditions can affect the camera.

Leica X (Typ 113) Display and Viewfinder

The Leica X (Typ 113) is equipped with a 3 inch fixed screen having a resolution of 920 thousand dots.

Sadly the screen is not a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder details for Leica X (Typ 113) are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are rather handy in sunny outdoor conditions which can make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.

Leica X (Typ 113) Shutter details

Leica X (Typ 113) has the capability to shoot continuously at 5.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.

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Leica X (Typ 113) Flash and Hot shoe details

Leica X (Typ 113) comes with just built-in flash without external flash support.

Leica X (Typ 113) Autofocus details

Leica X (Typ 113) lacks Auto focus. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker & exact as compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera supports Face detect making it helpful for portraits.

The Sensor supports 11 focus points to pick from. Leica X (Typ 113) has the ability to use manual focus if required in low light occasions or you want to have more accurate control on focus.

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Leica X (Typ 113) Battery life

The battery life (BP-DC8) in the Leica X (Typ 113) is built to last for 350 clicks based on the CIPA specifications which is higher than the usual in comparison to its class. The average Large Sensor Compact camera battery life is 301. Leica X-U features the best (450) battery life in this category of cameras.

Underneath is a list of Large Sensor Compact cameras that come with the best battery life:

Leica X (Typ 113) for different categories of photography

The following illustration gives a rundown of the Leica X (Typ 113) for different categories of photography. To understand more, have a look at the specific section underneath.

Portrait photography with Leica X (Typ 113)

The Leica X (Typ 113) has a points total of 68 which is nice, and means the camera is a good fit for portrait photos. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support plus the potential to use external lighting.

Photography Glossary
manual focus
good MP (16 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
offers face detect autofocus
delivers RAW files
external flash not possible

Leica X (Typ 113) Street photography features

With a decent points total of 56, the Leica X (Typ 113) is reasonably appropriate to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of image quality and portability.

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sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW files
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
more heavy than competition (486 grams)

Leica X (Typ 113) Sports photography features

A reasonable sports photography points total of 47 means the Leica X (Typ 113) is reasonably adequate for photographing sports. A camera needs to have fantastic tracking and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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good MP (16MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
good battery pack (350 per charge)
can't change focal length (35mm)
continuous shooting slow (5.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
lacks phase detect autofocus

Leica X (Typ 113) Travel photography features

Portability is very crucial when buying a camera for travel. In general, the Leica X (Typ 113) gets a above average 62 as a travel camera which is a good fit for your trips.

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great battery life (350 CIPA)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
fast maximum aperture (f1.7)
no Time Lapse mode
heavier than competitors (486g)
display isn't selfie friendly

Leica X (Typ 113) as a Landscape photography camera

For anyone looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most important factor will be image quality. The Leica X (Typ 113) with it's above average grade of 62 for a landscape camera is a very decent pick within the current marketplace.

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you can focus manually
very good maximum aperture (f1.7)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
better than average battery pack (350 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (35mm)
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have Time Lapse recording

Leica X (Typ 113) Vlogging details

A vlogging camera ought to come with a articulating display, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Leica X (Typ 113) is just not appropriate as a vlog camera as it comes to a dreadful score of 28.

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good maximum aperture (f1.7)
includes face detection autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
no external mic jack
heavier than competition (486 grams)

Leica X (Typ 113) Alternatives

If you are trying to find replacements to the X (Typ 113), here is a list of the top ranked cameras that fall under the category of Large Sensor Compact.

The graph here offers you an overview of the X (Typ 113) compared to it's top scored competitors suggested previously.

Here are a handful of other cameras you may look into as alternate options. To check out a full comparison, visit the "compare" link.

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General Information
Leica X
Also referred to as
Typ 113
Large Sensor Compact
Body design
Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
23 x 15.5mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
Max resolution
4928 x 3264
RAW photos
Max native ISO
Lowest native ISO
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
35mm (1x)
Maximum aperture
Macro focus distance
Focal length multiplier
Display type
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
3 inch
Display resolution
920 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Minimum shutter speed
30 secs
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p)
Max video resolution
Mic jack
Headphone jack
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
486g (1.07 lb)
133 x 73 x 78mm (5.2" x 2.9" x 3.1")
Battery life
350 pictures
Battery form
Battery Pack
Battery model
Time lapse feature
Storage media
Storage slots
Retail price