One of the most important innovations of the X1’s successor is its CMOS APS-C Sensor, with 16.2 mega-pixel resolution. It has been tailored very specifically for the requirements of LiveView and auto focus.
Auto focus, focal length, and an optional, mountable electronic view-finder
The X2’s auto focus has been optimized – it adjusts the desired point of focus with precision and speed. Leica has also opted for a fixed focal length: the Elmarit 1:2.8/24mm Asph’s angle of view is equal to that of a 35mm camera lens. The new, mountable electronic view-finder has a 1.4 mega-pixel resolution, can swivel 90 degrees, and reproduces all the display information – an ideal addition for the Leica X2.
Reminiscent of a Leica classic
Like its predecessor, the X2’s design is reminiscent of some of the classics from the Leica range, with a fine, non-slip leather covering.
The Leica X2 technical data:
Sensor: CMOS, APS-C, 16.2 MP
Lens: Elmarit 24 mm f/2.8 Asph
Shortest distance: 30 cm
AF modes: 1-, 11-point, spot, face detection
Exposure settings: P, A, S, M
Shutter speed range: 30 – 1/2000 s
Sensitivity range: 100 – 12.500 ISO
Picture formats: DNG, Jpeg
Monitor: 2.7 inch TFT, 230,000 pixel
Dimensions (BHD): 124 x 69 x 51.5 mm
Weight: 345 g with battery
Price: 1,750.- euros; the mountable electronic view finder cost 400.- euros