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LCD attachment on the Leica X2

The LCD screen on the Leica X2 is fixed to the body. This solid attachment means that the connection between camera body and rear screen is very sturdy and the LCD is less likely to be damaged, for example, during a camera tumble than a hinged design. On the other hand, the fixed screen design does not make it possible to articulate the LCD for better visibility during odd-angle shots.

In terms of size and resolution, the rear LCD of the Leica X2 measures 2.7 inches and offers a resolution of 230,000 dots. The panel is not touch sensitive.

Leica X2 Screen Specs
Viewfinder Type Viewfinder optional
Top-Level Screen no Top Display
LCD Size 2.7 inch
LCD Resolution 230k dots
LCD Attachment Fixed screen
Touch Input No touchscreen

Back side of the Leica X2 with LCD

X2 and credit card rear side

As can be seen from the rear-side image, the 2.7-inch LCD occupies a large part of the backside of the camera. For comparison, the diagonal on a standard credit card measures 4 inches.

Camera to camera comparisons

The Leica X2 is a fixed lens compact camera that was announced in May 2012 and is equipped with an APS-C sensor. It offers a resolution of 16.1 megapixel. In the United States, the camera was initially launched at a price of $1,995.

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The table below compares the rear screen specs of the Leica X2 to those of several similar cameras. Additionally, the table includes some information on other core features, such as the viewfinder, shutter, flash, and image stabilization system.

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LCD and Other Feature Comparison
(Type or
000 dots)
(inch/000 dots)
Leica X2optional n2.7 / 230 fixed n 1/2000s 5.0/s Y n
Fujifilm X100S2360 n2.8 / 460 fixed n 1/4000s 6.0/s Y n
Fujifilm X-A1none n3.0 / 920 tilting n 1/4000s 5.6/s Y n
Fujifilm X-E22360 n3.0 / 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 7.0/s Y n
Leica TLoptional n3.7 / 1230 fixed Y 1/4000s 5.0/s Y n
Leica Toptional n3.7 / 1230 fixed Y 1/4000s 5.0/s Y n
Leica X Typ 113optional n3.0 / 920 fixed n 1/2000s 5.0/s Y n
Leica X Variooptional n3.0 / 920 fixed n 1/2000s 5.0/s Y n
Leica X1none n2.7 / 230 fixed n 1/2000s 3.0/s Y n
Nikon Coolpix Aoptional n3.0 / 921 fixed n 1/2000s 4.0/s Y n
Ricoh GRoptional n3.0 / 1230 fixed n 1/4000s 4.0/s Y n
Notes: *) Information refers to the mechanical shutter, unless the camera only has an electronic one.

One convenient feature of the X2 is the presence of an on-board flash. While this built-in flash is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light to brighten deep shadow areas.

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Leica X2
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens 36mm f/2.8
    Launch Date May 2012
    Launch Price USD 1 995
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.7 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 370 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.4 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 16.1 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4 928 x 3 264 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.79 μm
    Pixel Density 4.35 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability no Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 12 500 ISO
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Viewfinder optional
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display
    LCD Size 2.7 inch
    LCD Resolution 230k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen
    Touch Input No touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking Feature
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/2000s
    Continuous Shooting 5 shutter flaps/s
    Silent Shootingno E-Shutter
    Time Lapse Photographyno Intervalometer
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDHC cards
    Single or Dual Card Slots Single card slot
    UHS card support no
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI
    Wifi Support no Wifi
    Body Specs
    Battery Type BP-DC8 power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)450 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 124 x 69 x 52 mm
    (4.9 x 2.7 x 2.0 in)
    Camera Weight 345 g (12.2 oz)

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