With its 16.2-million-pixel, APS-C-sized sensor and fixed 18-46mm f/3.5-6.4 lens, is the Leica X Vario the camera Leica enthusiasts have been waiting for? Ian Farrell finds out. Read the Leica X Vario X review...

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Leica X Vario

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Leica X Vario review

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Leica X Vario review – Dynamic range

Image: The dynamic range allows for a good level of detail in shadow areas

The JPEGs delivered by the X Vario really are some of the best we’ve seen straight from the camera, and this is typified by the camera’s uncanny ability to get the balance between bright highlights and dark shadows absolutely spot-on. Of course, JPEGs do have a physical limit as to how much information they can hold, but when things get a bit much the 14-bit DNG raw files have plenty of highlight detail to recover.

Images: There is a fair amount of detail resolved for a 16.2-million-pixel sensor, and highlight detail is well preserved

  1. 1. Leica X Vario at a glance:
  2. 2. Leica X Vario review - 18-46mm zoom
  3. 3. Leica X Vario review - Build and handling
  4. 4. Leica X Vario review - Metering
  5. 5. Leica X Vario review - Dynamic range
  6. 6. Leica X Vario review - Autofocus
  7. 7. Leica X Vario review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  8. 8. Leica X Vario review - White balance and colour
  9. 9. Leica X Vario review - Viewfinder, live view and video
  10. 10. Leica X Vario review - The competition
  11. 11. Leica X Vario review - Our verdict
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