Leica X (Typ 113)
- 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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- Size Comparison
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 #48 out of 63 in Large Sensor Compact cameras & overall #375 out of 1459 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.
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Leica X (Typ 113) Gallery
You can look at the X (Typ 113) from several angles in the gallery below.
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.
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.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
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.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
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 392g so the Leica X (Typ 113) is weightier as compared to other competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Underneath is a picture of the Leica X (Typ 113) beside a soda so you're able to get a sense of its size.
The top view underneath will show you the button arrangement on the X (Typ 113).
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.
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.
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.
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.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
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.
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.
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:
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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.
Leica X (Typ 113) Street photography features
With a decent points total of 57, 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.
Leica X (Typ 113) Sports photography features
A reasonable sports photography points total of 48 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.
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 63 as a travel camera which is a good fit for your trips.
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.
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.
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.
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