The Leica X1 Camera is Also Here (Almost!)

Leica X1 Digital Camera

The Leica X1, announced today in the shadow of its more famous brother, the M9, will be available in January 2010. Price is still to be announced, but as it is from Leica, this one’s set to be the rich man’s point-and-shoot.

The interesting thing about the Leica X1 is that the company took the extra step of pointing out that this new camera is “designed and made in Germany by Leica engineers.” Previous Leicas have been made in Japan, to Leica’s exacting standards, of course.

Leica says the X1 is set to become a future classic. It is equipped with a 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor in APS-C format, as found in much larger DSLR cameras. This sensor, the company explained, combined with the all-purpose LEICA ELMARIT 1:2.8/24 mm lens, offers outstanding picture quality comparable with professional cameras.

It offers automatic functions as well as manual control options. Both aperture and shutter speed can be selected manually with the dials on the top plate of the camera.

[Site: Leica US]

Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.

Honeywell STROBONAR 400 ELECTRONIC FLASH UNIT in original box with wires No 145 picture
Honeywell STROBONAR 400 ELECTRONIC FLASH UNIT in original box with wires No 145
Vintage Bell & Howell Filmosonic XL 1235 w/ Microphone, Cord & Wire
Vintage Bell & Howell Filmosonic XL 1235 w/ Microphone, Cord & Wire "Camcorder"
Antique 1915 Universal Wire Silent 35 mm Film Movie Reel w Box Steampunk Decor picture
Antique 1915 Universal Wire Silent 35 mm Film Movie Reel w Box Steampunk Decor
VINTAGE ROLLEIFLASH and ROLLEIFLASH COMB. with attachment wires picture
VINTAGE ROLLEIFLASH and ROLLEIFLASH COMB. with attachment wires
Hitachi VM-E52A  DSR, Cassettes Wires, Remote , Solidex Case and Original Manual picture
Hitachi VM-E52A DSR, Cassettes Wires, Remote , Solidex Case and Original Manual