The Leica X-E is a very mild alteration from the Leica X2. It sports the same 16MP sensor, 24mm f/2.8 lens and other technical features. The X-E sports a titanium look to the body along with leather trim. It retails for $1795 and should be available soon. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The new Leica X (Typ 113) is another prime lens model that is very closely situated to Fuji’s popular X100 line. The new Leica X sports a 16MP APS-C CMOS sensor and a Summilux 23mm f/1.7 lens, which is a third stop brighter than the Fuji X100T’s 23mm f/2 lens.
Unlike the Fuji X100T and its predecessors though, the Leica X sports a focal plane shutter, which means that it cannot reach the wicked fast sync speed offered by the X100T. Leica hasn’t published its x-sync speed; however, 1/250s would be a solid turn out for a focal plane shutter camera.
The Leica X also captures 1080p video, while the Leica X-E does not. Both cameras offer your choice of autofocus or manual focusing.
The Leica X retails for $2295 and should be available this month. Check it out here at B&H Photo.