Leica had teased that June 11th would see the Mini M added to its lineup, and now it's made good on its promise. Now known as the X Vario, the compact cam crams a 16.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor inside an aluminum and magnesium body bound in leather trim. As for glass, the shooter packs a fixed Vario Elmar 18-46mm zoom lens (or 28-70mm in 35mm format), paired with an aperture range of f/3.5-6.4 and ISO of 100-12,500. The camera also packs a 3-inch 920k-dot LCD, and can capture 1080p and 720p video at 30fps. The X Vario is already available at Leica stores and vendors, but those angling to sling one of these on their shoulder will have to extract a princely $2,850 from their bank accounts. If you're happy to window shop, head to the source for a closer look.
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