Along with the new V-Lux 40, Leica also brings the new X2 compact digital camera, which is the successor to the X1. Handmade at Leica’s headquarters in Germany, the X2 is equipped with a 16.2 Megapixel APS-C professional CMOC image sensor, and a fixed Leica Elmarit 24 mm f/2.8 ASPH. lens, “a classic focal length for photojournalism.” It comes with an enhanced autofocus system, offering precise, fast and almost silent focusing.
The X2 offers a range of automatic and manual setting options and allows easy switch between automatic and manual control. The camera has a 2.7-inch LCD display that provides a detailed and bright view for live view. Photographers may want to get the Viso-Flex high-resolution electronic viewfinder with 1.4 megapixels and a 90° swivel function for shooting from unusual angles; or the bright-line mirror finder that can be mounted on the hot-shoe and ensures a bright and clear view at all times.
The compact, handy design and clear lines of the X2 are reminiscent of the Leica M-cameras. The camera comes in black and silver. Other accessories include a premium-quality black leather case that matches the elegance of the X2, an ergonomically designed camera protector in untreated leather, an ever-ready case in organically tanned cowhide to protect the camera during use and a system bag that offers more room for the camera and a range of accessories.