Leica Camera AG in Solms, is introducing a new digital compact camera belonging to the Leica X series: the Leica X Vario. It comes with a Vario lens, with focal distances ranging from 28 to 70mm, as well as a full HD video function.
The special feature of the Leica X series is the large, high performance CMOS image sensor with over 16.5 megapixels in APS-C format, which is unusual for this camera size. The Leica X Vario is the first compact camera that combines this professional sensor with a high performance Vario lens - the Leica Vario Elmar 1:3.5-6.4/18-46 mm ASPH. This combination is unique in the whole world, and sets new picture standards for this camera class, resulting in images of a particularly brilliant quality at all settings.
The Leica X Vario has a clear and concentrated design, reminiscent of characteristic Leica M features. In addition to the compact, handy body, this includes the use of top class materials: for example, the top plate made of solid aluminium, is produced in the same manner as the top plate of the Leica M. With its solid metal construction, and a high quality leather covering that ensures a firm grip, the X Vario is both visually and haptically a typical Leica.