The Leica X (Typ 113) sports the fastest prime lens on any large-sensor compact, but is this enough to justify its premium price? Andy Westlake investigates in our Leica X (Typ 113) review

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Leica X (Typ 113)

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  • Fast, high-quality lens is extremely sharp
  • Analogue control dials give intuitive handling
  • Easily readable DNG raw files give impressive image quality
  • Attractive retro styling


  • No built-in viewfinder
  • Camera limits maximum aperture at closer focus distances
  • Relatively slow top shutter speed limits ability to shoot wide open in bright light
  • Video mode is very basic


Leica X (Typ 113) review


Price as reviewed:




Sensor:16.2-million-pixel, APS-C CMOS sensor
Output size:4928 x 3264 pixels
Lens:35mm (equivalent) f/1.7
Focal-length magnification:1.5x
Shutter speeds:30-1/2000sec
ISO sensitivity:100-12,500
Exposure modes:PASM
Metering system:Multi, spot, average
Exposure compensation:±3EV in 1/3 steps
Drive mode:5fps, 3fps
LCD:3in, 920,000-dot LCD
Viewfinder:Optional 2.36-million-dot EVF
Image stabilisation:Electronic
AF points:11-point contrast-detect
Video:Full HD at 30fps, built-in stereo mic s
External mic:None
Memory card:SDHC, SDXC
Power:BP-DC8 rechargeable Li-Ion
Battery life:Approx 350 shots
Dimensions:133 x 73 x 78mm
Weight:486g (with battery and card)
  1. 1. Leica X (Typ 113) Review - at a glance
  2. 2. Build and handling
  3. 3. Viewfinder and screen
  4. 4. Focusing
  5. 5. Performance
  6. 6. Image quality
  7. 7. Image quality: Dynamic Range
  8. 8. Image Quality: Detail and Noise
  9. 9. Conclusion
  10. 10. Page 10
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