Leica X Vario: 16MP camera made with luxury materials for stylish snappers

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leica-x-vario-camera.jpgDesign-conscious camera kings, Leica have today revealed the Leica X Vario.

Featuring a 16.5MP (effective 16.1), APS-C format, CMOS image sensor, its zoom lens capabilities give it a range of focal lengths from 28mm to 70mm (35mm equivalent). It’s also the world’s first compact to combine a large APS-C format CMOS sensor with a zoom lens.

“The X Vario features an intuitive handling concept with clearly laid out functions. The user-friendly operation of the menu interface guarantees rapid access to an impressive range of automatic and versatile manual setting options,” says Leica.

It’s also a bit of a looker too, finished with luxury leather and built with an aluminium chassis. Manual dial controls will let you tweak shutter speed and aperture, while there’s a 3-inch monitor for checking out previews of snaps and any Full HD videos you record with the camera.

The camera will cost a whopping £2,250 when it launches in the UK in the coming weeks. A free copy of Adobe Lightroom 5 will sweeten the deal a tad though.

Gerald Lynch