X1

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Production era - 2010-Current
Code numbers - 10 400-black - 10 418-red jacket (RJ) - 10 420-gray -
Lens - LEICA ELMARIT 1:2.8/24 ASPH. 8 elements in 6 groups, 1 aspherical lens
Variants - Black version introduced in September, 2010 (perspective image below)
Red Jacket (RJ) BMW Edition 600 cameras - Jochen Rindt Edition 68 cameras
Optical zoom - No
Digital Zoom - No
Focal Distance - f = 24 mm (35 mm Equivalent: 36 mm)
Aperture - F2.8 / F16.0 (1/3EV steps)
Auto Focus - 60 cm / 2 ft - infinity
Macro Focus 30 cm / 1 ft - infinity
Manual Focus - 30 cm / 1 ft - infinity
AF Metering - 1-point / 1-point high speed /11-point / 11-point high speed / Spot / face detection
AF Assist Lamp - Yes
Image Sensor - APS-C CMOS sensor, 12.9 megapixels, aspect ratio 3:2
Camera Effective Pixels - 12.2 Megapixels
ISO Sensitivity - Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
White Balance - Auto / Halogen / Daylight / Flash / Cloudy / Shadow/ Manual 1 / Manual 2
White Balance - Adjustment (2 axis)
Exposure - Program automatic / Aperture priority automatic / Shutter priority automatic / Manual
Exposure Compensation - 1/3 EV step, -3 - +3 EV
Auto Bracketing - 1/3 - 3EVstep, 3 frames
Light Metering - Intelligent Multiple / Center weighted / Spot
Shutter Speed - 30 - 1/2000 sec
Self Timer - 2 sec / 12 sec
Auto Review - 1 sec / 3 sec / 5 sec / hold
Film Mode - Standard, Vivid, Natural, BW Natural, BW High Contrast
Recording Format - JPEG, DNG
Aspect Ratio - 3:2
Image Size - 4272 x 2586 pixels (12.2M), 3264 x 2160 pixels (7M), 2144 x 1424 pixels (3M), 1632 x 1080 pixels (1.8M)
Image Quality - JPG Super Fine / JPG Fine / DNG + JPG Super Fine / DNG + JPG Fine
Motion Picture: - No
Burst Shooting Mode - 3 fps / 2 fps
Max pictures in JPEG FINE + RAW - 6 pictures
Built-in-Memory - Approx. 50 MB
Built-in-Flash - Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On / Red-eye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Studio First curtain / Second curtain can be set
Hot Shoe - YES , Compatible with SF 24D, SF-58
LCD - 2.7" LCD (230K Pixels) TFT
Field of View - approx. 100%
Playback Mode - 16 - thumbnail display, Zoomed playback (16x Max.), Image rotation(except RAW) , Protection
Recording Media - Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
Microphone - No
Speaker - Yes - for simulated shutter click!
Interface - HDMI Output, USB (USB 2.0 High Speed, Mass Storage)
Power - Li-ion Battery Pack (Included)
Battery Life - (Approx.) (CIPA standard): 260 exposures
Battery Charging time - 200 min
Dimensions H x W x D - 59.5 × 123.2 × 50.3 mm / 2.3 x 4.9 x 2 in
Weight without battery - 286 g / 10.1 oz
Materials - Magnesium body casing, aluminum top, bottom and dials
Scope of delivery - LEICA BP-DC8 rechargeable battery, Battery charger (LEICA BC-DC8), Protective battery cover, Leather carrying strap, USB cable, Lens cap, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (download option after product registration)
Data from September 2009 manufacturer's data
Manuals & brochures

Designer - Kaoru Mokunaka
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Accessories - Bright Line Finder 36mm 18707, SBLOO Viewfinder, Hand Grip 18712, Transport Case 18709, Ever-ready Case 18710, System Case 18711 - Digiscoping-Adapter 42331 see Photography Accessories for Monoscopes - Left image is Black version - Right image has built-in Flash extended

  • After-market accessories
    • LA-49X1 - Kiwi 49 mm adapter tube inscribed "For Leica X1 52mm" with cap and UV, CPL and FLD filters
      • Various metal hoods /macro or tele-lens with 49 mm threaded connection to adapter tube
    • ALC-X1 - JJC Self-Retaining "Tulip Flower" Lens Cap

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On the street - $US 1,995 in 2012 - 2,659 in 2010

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X1 Firmware Updates

  • 2.0 - 29 Mar 2011
    • Improved JPEG image quality
    • Improved AF performance in low light or low contrast subjects
    • Improved manual focusing
    • Depth of focus display for manual focus settings

Leica X-1 Serial Numbers

Serial numbers compiled from known X-1 cameras
SN Start SN End Product Year Total
-3011617 unknown Leica X-1 (gray) 2010 unknown
-3811501 3815135- Leica X-1 (gray) 2010 3,635+
-3811629 3811985- Leica X-1 (black) 2011 unknown
-3813584 3830269- Leica X-1 (gray) 2011 16,686+
-3832315 3838250- Leica X-1 (black) 2011 5,936+
-3831274 3831709- Leica X-1 (gray) 2011 436+
-3832053 3832380- Leica X-1 (RJ) 2011 327+
-3832460 unknown- Leica X-1 (black) 2011 unknown
-3842494 3844283- Leica X-1 (gray) 2011 1,790+
-3985016 3996997- Leica X-1 (gray) 2011 11,982+
-3989393 3999246- Leica X-1 (black+gray) 2012 9,854+
TOTAL ASSIGNED SERIAL NUMBERS 2010-2013 unknown