Leica X1 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Leica X1? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Leica makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the X1 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Leica X1 below.
In any case, the X1 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was officially introduced on September 9th, 2009, which means that, as of today, the camera is 4822 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Leica X2 as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Leica's instruction manual for the X1
The camera's instruction manual is 70 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the X1 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Click on the button below to download the pdf version of the Leica X1 manual to your computer. The file will open in a new browser window.
If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Leica's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
Printed, hardcopy versions of the Leica X1 manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.
Video tutorial for the Leica X1
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your X1 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Leica X1 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Leica X1 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the X1.
What is the technology behind the imaging sensor in the X1?
The camera features a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the X1?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 3200.
Does the Leica X1 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
Which battery does the X1 use?
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Leica X1.
|Camera Model||Leica X1|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||36mm f/2.8|
|Launch Date||September 2009|
|Launch Price||USD 1 995|
|Sensor Format||APS-C Sensor|
|Sensor Size||23.7 x 15.6 mm|
|Sensor Area||370 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||28.4 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||12.2 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||4 272 x 2 856 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||5.51 μm|
|Pixel Density||3.30 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||no Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 3 200 ISO|
|Viewfinder Type||No viewfinder|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Size||2.7 inch|
|LCD Resolution||230k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fixed screen|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000s|
|Continuous Shooting||3 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDHC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||no|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||mini HDMI|
|Wifi Support||no Wifi|
|Battery Type||BP-DC8 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||260 shots per charge|
124 x 60 x 32 mm
(4.9 x 2.4 x 1.3 in)
|Camera Weight||306 g (10.8 oz)|
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