Leica recently released the X2, a 16 megapixel APS-C compact camera with a fixed 36mm equivalent F2.8 lens.
The camera is a variation of its predecessor, the X1, with the biggest change being the use of a 16.2MP CMOS sensor and the addition of an accessory socket for an optional 1.44M dot ‘Viso-Flex’ electronic viewfinder. Leica says it has improved the autofocus system (one of the biggest criticisms faced by the X1), but has retained the rather low-resolution 230,000 dot rear LCD. The X2 has a list price of $1,995.00. The Leica X2’s autofocus system has also been enhanced, allowing the camera to adapt to all shooting situations with flexibility and fast, precise and almost silent focussing. The camera’s profile is complemented by numerous setting options from full manual control to automatic functions and an intuitive handling concept.