I’m looking forward to the release of this new Leica! After months of speculation, Leica has officially announced its latest compact camera, the X2. Featuring an effective resolution of 16.1 megapixels and the newly developed APS-C CMOS sensor, the X2 boasts a Leica Elmarit 1:2.8/24 mm ASPH lens alongside a simple interface, manual adjustment capabilities, and a connection for a high resolution electronic viewfinder for expansion. Retail is set at $1,995 USD.
The compact Leica X2 makes each moment something truly special – and captures them in brilliant picture quality. This is guaranteed by its new image sensor and the truly classical focal length of its high-performance Leica lens. In terms of 35 mm photography, the lens of the Leica X2 has a focal length of 35 mm – the classic lens for photojournalism. For snapshots or painstakingly arranged compositions, its intuitive handling makes it easier than ever before to take true-to-life Leica pictures. The Leica X2 is the perfect camera for anyone with a passion for photography in its purest form. This includes the photographer who works under the pseudonym Hoveeto, who has lived in Paris since the age of five. His greatest passion is capturing the cultural diversity of his home city, in which he finds new inspiration every day.